Today's News

  • Cancer is top health concern among Kentuckians

    Earlier this year, The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky asked more than 1,600 Kentuckians a simple question: What do you think is the most pressing healthcare issue for our citizens? The answer given most often was a word no one wants to hear: Cancer.

    There’s good reason why it’s the top health concern, because in the Commonwealth it’s the leading cause of death among women and a close second behind heart disease in men.  Unfortunately, it’s also more prevalent here than in other states.


    Saturday, June 11
    The Trimble County Band members will hold a car wash Saturday, June 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Little Town & Country Restaurant in Bedford. The car wash is free. Donations will be accepted and appreciated. All proceeds from the car wash will benefit the Trimble County Middle and High School band programs. Call Dawn Arnett, 268-3385, for more information.

    June 13 - 17

  • News of Public Record 06-08-11

    Items published in court news are public record.
    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.
    The following records were heard in court the week of May 30-June 3, 2011


  • Bedford Rotary Club seeks nominees for Citizen of the Year

    The Bedford Rotary Club is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year.  This person should be someone who has gone above and beyond his/her normal duties.  Please describe in no more than 100 words why you think this person should be Citizen of the Year.  Please submit your entries by June 17th to P.O. Box 62, Bedford KY 40006.

  • Trimble’s 2011 Relay for Life this weekend

    Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2011 Trimble County Relay for Life.
    Friday night will start the fourth continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the fourth year to use the front parking lot of Bedford Elementary School.

    The community is invited to attend the festivities Friday night. For those of you who do not know what the Relay for Life is all about, you will be in for a huge surprise.

  • Utilities warn of high rate increases


    Officials of the state’s utility companies told lawmakers Thursday that all Kentucky customers can expect average rate increases of 20 percent during the next five years. Utilities are preparing to spend around $9 billion over the next five or six years to comply with proposed or pending federal environmental regulations.

  • Congratulations!

    There were smiles. There were hugs. There were tears. There was music. There was applause. There were cheers. There were words of reflection, encouragement and congratulations. There were goodbyes.

    The Trimble County High School gymnasium was packed to capacity Saturday morning as family members, friends and faculty came to celebrate the completion of the secondary education of 90 young scholars.

  • Finding money to save this summer

    After a snowy, cold winter and a spring filled with heavy rain and thunderstorms, it’s no surprise that Kentuckians are welcoming the arrival of summer.  With that excitement, however, comes the temptation to overspend.  Between rising gas and grocery prices, vacations, and extra expenses for summer outings such as golf, the community pool, or summer camp, it can be easy to splurge.  Learning simple ways to stretch your dollar will help your family enjoy the decadence of summertime without breaking the bank.

  • Marching orders from the White House

    Because childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have made physical activity, a key component in fighting obesity and increasing health, a priority. The first lady has launched the Let’s Move! initiative, whose goal is to solve the problem of obesity within a generation. This ambitious plan draws heavily on partnerships between families, educators and community leaders to make substantive changes that will allow for greater childhood health. Let’s Move! lists its five pillars as the following: