Today's News

  • Being a school board member isn't just about meetings

    Dear Readers,

  • Library offers more digital content through deal with hoopla


    The Trimble County Public Library has recently announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla.

  • Bedford, Milton elementary schools announce dates for kindergarten registration

    Trimble County Public Schools has announced dates in April for kindergarten registration at both elementary schools.

    Registration for kindergarten students who will attend Milton Elementary will be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., April 13. Registration for Bedford Elementary will be from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., April 20.

  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars nearing seasonal debut

    It is likely Eastern Tent Caterpillars will begin to hatch soon, said Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist.

    After spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and related trees, the first few tiny Eastern Tent Caterpillars of the season soon should be leaving their eggs, Townsend said.

  • Now's the time to check tax withholdings

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Livestock and Grain Market Report | March 15, 2018


    March 7, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 615

    Last week: 318

    Last year: 701

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers were mostly study to $4 higher; feeder heifers were mostly steady to $5 higher. Slaughter cows sold with a lower undertone, while bulls were mostly steady. All comparisons are based on a limited test.

    Feeders: 556

    Slaughter: 39

    Replacements: 20

  • Pillows

    Once upon a time I was content with one pillow. This solitary pillow was sufficient to cradle my head through the nighttime hours. I spurned extra pillows and throw cushions because it just seemed redundant. After all, I only had one head so why on earth was it necessary to own more than one pillow? I found the body pillow to be creepy and intrusive. Yes, I was more than content with the lone pillow.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | March 15, 2018

    March 17, 1988 (30 years ago)

    State Rep. Bob Jones answered questions from 17 people at a public meeting in Bedford. Questions ranged from gun control to the representative’s vote on putting a lottery initiative on the ballot that would’ve allowed the Commonwealth’s citizens to have a direct say on the matter. Jones cited concerns in West Virginia with that state’s lottery and that it was losing money at the time.

  • Public records | March 8, 2018

    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 Feb. 26 by the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler.


  • Sheriff's call log | March 8, 2018

    Feb. 26

    9:18 a.m., warrant service, 313 Douglas Lane

    4:47 p.m., information, Leeport Road

    Feb. 27

    10:51 a.m., prisoner transport, New Albany, Ind.

    1:58 p.m., property damage accident, Trimble County High School

    Feb. 28

    12:41 p.m., property damage accident, intersection of U.S. 42 and U.S. 421

    March 1

    8:13 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School

    8:23 a.m., criminal mischief, Fairview Circle