Today's News

  • ‘Good stuff, Harry’

    I’ve mentioned my friend Harry before.
    He’s 86ish and used to golf every day, but one day several years ago he decided he’d had enough and hung up his clubs, or whatever it is you do when you stop golfing.
    Harry and his wife, Charlotte, have sat behind me in church for as long as I can remember.
    When we built the sanctuary 12 years ago, Harry and Charlotte scoped the place out and chose their spot on the second row, second section on the left, Saturday night service.
    I chose my spot on the first row, right in front of Harry.


    Sept. 26, 1985 (30 years ago)

  • Separating church and state, not God from government

    September 17 marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It’s the longest surviving constitution among nations today, perhaps because it protects basic human rights, secures individual liberty and provides checks and balances from an overreaching federal government that would infringe on freedom. It’s something to celebrate, but most Americans don’t know what it says.

  • Legislature tracking education reforms

    It may still be early in the school year, but some of the “report cards” the state uses to measure academic progress have already begun to arrive.
    In general, the news for Kentucky is good, although there is still much room for improvement.
    Perhaps the best example of that can be found in the growing number of high school students taking and passing Advanced Placement tests, which provide college credit if the score is high enough.

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival

    Landmark News Service
    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.
    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Two Kentucky disaster recovery centers will transition to disaster loan outreach

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Disaster recovery centers in Carter and Johnson counties transitioned to disaster loan outreach centers on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to help with disaster loans and Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance specialists will also be on site. The FEMA specialists can help with registration, answer questions about applications and explain correspondence from the agency.

  • Rotary drawing produces winner of state fair booth gift card

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Many visitors appearing at Trimble County’s state fair booth signed tickets to enter the $50 gift card give-away this year.  Bedford Rotary conducted the drawing at their September 1 business meeting.  Congratulations to winner Diedra Combs who lives on Webb Lane in Trimble County!  When contacted, she was quite overjoyed.  

  • Edelen releases audit of Trimble Clerk’s fee account

    Frankfort, Ky.—State Auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the 2014 financial statement of Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

  • Fastline Publications promotes Richmond

    Staff Report
    Buckner, Ky.– As Fastline Publications continues to grow and expand its comprehensive print and digital solutions, Dwaina Leach Richmond of Trimble County has transitioned into a new role at the company.
    As Senior Accounting/Fleet Associate, Richmond’s responsibilities include Accounts Payable and fleet management of company cars. In addition she plays a key role in the month-end close process, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, maintenance/troubleshooting billing and general ledger systems as well as sales and use tax reporting.