Today's News

  • Boat safely this summer

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources urges caution among boaters while weekend boating on a lake or river this summer.
    “The increased volume of boat traffic and differing experience levels among boaters heightens the danger,” said Zac Campbell, boating education coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It’s definitely not a good time to be drinking and boating. Be a responsible, safe boater.”

  • Tennis

    My husband was recently watching a tennis match on TV. At the risk of plagiarizing myself, “this man has never participated in a sport at which he did not excel. I on the other hand, have never participated in a sport in which I wasn’t a hazard to myself and others” (Crystanomoly, 2015). In the five years we have been married he has equipped me with various pieces of athletic paraphernalia. He has determined that he will transform his klutzy, baby giraffe into a graceful gazelle; Bless his heart.

  • Home canning the right way: New publications available

    Local gardens, orchards and farmers markets are bursting with fresh produce, and home canning season is in full swing. If you’re planning to can at home this summer, be sure to use only tested recipes that follow USDA recommendations.

  • You can control earworm in corn

    One of the most potentially damaging problems facing sweet corn producers is controlling insects that feed on the ear. During the summer months, if you grow sweet corn, you need to watch for corn earworm.
    Earworms are moderately hairy larvae that vary in color from yellow to green to red to brownish-black, but they all have a brown head without markings and numerous microscopic spines covering their body. You may find them feeding in the ear tips following silking. The larvae are cannibalistic, rarely is there more than one per ear or whorl.

  • Gatewood Plantation set for NPS National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

    Earlier this year, the Oldham County Historical Society learned they would receive two designations on the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. The first site to be accepted was the Henry Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation Site located in Bedford, Trimble Co., Ky.
    The second designation chosen for inclusion in the program was the archived holdings of the J.C. Barnett Library & Archives in La Grange, Ky. Both sites are vital links to the history of the Underground Railroad in this area.


    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 in Trimble District Court during the week of June 27, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

  • NASCAR teams gear up for ‘new’ Kentucky Speedway

    Landmark News Service
    Forty 725-horsepower cars will take to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night as part of NASCAR’s annual trip to the Bluegrass State for the Sprint Cup series drivers.
    The race weekend consists of three NASCAR races: the Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at 8:30 p.m. Friday night and the weekend’s cornerstone with the Sprint Cup Series race, the Quaker State 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

  • Pete’s helicopter ride

    This is a true story…except for the parts I made up.
    My cousin Pete and I spent our childhood summers on Granddaddy’s farm. He had set aside a pond in the “bottom 40” strictly for frog giggin’. Frog giggin’ is an egalitarian sport—you don’t need to be big or tall to participate or buy a $20,000 boat. All you need is a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a strong flashlight and a 3 pronged gigger; Duct tape the flashlight to the pitchfork and you’re good to go.

  • Learning to enjoy the ride

    When I first met my husband he drove a brand-new 1973 Mercury Comet GT, white with orange pinstripes along the sides and orange vinyl interior -- and a manual transmission.
    As Barry attempted to teach me how to drive it, I proved myself to be a willing student, but not an adept one.
    I understood the whole clutch-brake-gas pedal thing in theory, but when it came to putting my foot on the correct pedal at the correct time there seemed to be either one too many pedals or I had one too few feet to do it right.

  • Ky. Medicaid reform may face election test

    By Al Cross
    As Gov. Matt Bevin continues what may be the greatest recoupment of executive power in Frankfort since the 1947-50 gubernatorial term of Democrat Earle Clements (who had no meaningful Republican opposition), most of the talk in the state capital is about executive orders reorganizing boards that are supposed to have varying degrees of independence.