Today's News

  • What's happening in Trimble County

    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Help decorate a gingerbread house, Christmas trees, sleds and more at Trimble County Public Library’s Winter Wonderland from 4-5 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited. Door prizes provided by All Ways Pottery, the Madison Imagination Station and the library.

    Friday, Dec. 24 – 
Christmas Eve
    Bedford Baptist Church is hosting a Christmas Eve service for the community at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Bedford United Methodist Church is hosting a Candlelight Communion at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • News at a Glance - Dec. 22

    Man charged after breaking into TCHS
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Martin Bayne, 24, was charged with second-degree burglary Saturday morning after being caught inside Trimble County High School as police investigated a break-in there.
    Coons said Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway reported the break-in after noticing two windows broken out in the back of the building. Coons said Bayne attempted to enter the building through one of the locker rooms, but couldn’t, then broke into another locker room, through which he was able to enter the building.

  • Senate sets agenda for 2011 short 
legislative session

    The Senate Majority gathered Dec. 9-10 to discuss the upcoming session and lay out legislative priorities. The short session is just 30 days long, so we have to make the most of it and respond to the issues we heard from voters in the fall.
    What I heard was a resounding rejection of government overreach. People demand transparent government that is efficient and fosters job growth. So, the Senate Majority announced an “Agenda for Prosperity” that tackles these and other issues.

  • Donations aid Youth in Need program

    One way to find out how a bad economy is affecting a community is through programs that help families in need.

    Trimble County, it seems, is still facing hard times, as 215 local families signed up for this year’s Youth in Need Holiday Assistance Program, operated by the county’s Family Resources and Youth Services Center. That’s a 43 percent increase over the 150 families aided by the program last year.

  • Court OKs new voting machines

    Trimble County voters will use a new voting system in 2011.
    Fiscal Court on Monday approved a request from County Clerk Jerry Powell to replace the voting system provided by Omaha, Neb.-based Election Systems and Software to a system provided by Lexington, Ky.-based Harp Enterprises.
    The total cost for the changeover is $77,500, which will be partially offset by a $54,000 in federal grant from the state Board of Elections this year for the purchase of new machines.

  • Board considers sports complex proposal

  • Davis: Available 
to constituents via Internet, telephone

    As your representative in Congress, it is my job to represent your voice in Washington and support legislative initiatives that will strengthen our communities.
    In addition to this work, there are many other ways that I can help 4th District residents with issues related to the federal government.  One of the most important responsibilities I have is to help constituents with problems they may encounter with federal government agencies.  

  • Public Records

    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 cases were heard the week of Dec. 6-Dec.10, 2010.


  • Regatta group receives partial repayment of embezzled funds

    Madison Regatta Inc., the all-volunteer, nonprofit entity that organizes and runs the annual Indiana Governor’s Cup boat race on the Ohio River, has received partial reimbursement of funds embezzled from its bank accounts nearly a decade ago.
    Regatta media chairman Joe Hertz said in a news release issued Monday that the funds had been received. The release did not specify how much money was involved in the reimbursement.

  • Meaningful gifts for elderly, infirm on your list

    Coming up with thoughtful and creative holiday gift ideas for ill or elderly friends and relatives can be difficult, but with a little imagination and time, there are many clever and useful items out there for those folks  on your gift list.  
    People who are ill and those who are elderly sometimes have trouble getting to stores to buy cards, and often though don’t want to bother others with their shopping needs.