Today's News

  • Storefront preacher exhibits grace

    I ran into Randy Riggs last week.

    It’s been a few years since I’ve seen him, and every time I do he oozes God.

    The rest of this column is a rerun of what I wrote about my first encounter with him in October 2000:

    I don’t know Randy Riggs well, but I love him with all my heart. That’s because God used him to whack me over the head when I needed whacking.
    Sometimes God does that.


     30 Years Ago (May 7, 1981)
     PVA Don Tandy has issued a recapitulation of the property tax roll, and the total assessment, minus motor vehicles and bank shares, amounts to $83,721,833.
    Vanessa Barron was chosen to represent Trimble County in the Youth to Washington contest sponsored by Shelby Rural Electric. She will join fifty young leaders from all over Kentucky who will participate in the National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 12-19.
    More than one hundred alumni attended the TCHS banquet coming as far away as Texas.

  • Kentucky’s tourism industry is big business

    When Kentucky first got into the tourism business, James Monroe was on track to become the country’s fifth president, Daniel Boone was still alive and a 7-year-old boy named Abraham Lincoln was preparing to move from here to Indiana with his family.

  • High school plays produced memories that won’t go away

    High school plays, I remember them well.

    Some of my most memorable moments from the old halls of Trimble revolve around the dramas presented by the junior and senior classes from days of yore.

    There were a number of great productions directed by the husband and wife team James and Martha Quisenberry in the mid-1960s in old McCain Auditorium. After the Quisenberry’s left Trimble after the 1965-66 school year, Carl Rucker and Nina Coffin stepped in to direct several productions through the end of my high school days.

  • State election winners

    Tea Party favorite Phil Moffett had a better-than-expected showing in Tuesday's voting, but Senate President David Williams emerged the victor of the Republican gubernatorial primary election.

    Other GOP primary winners: James Comer for Ag. Commissioner and John Kemper for Auditor.

    Democratic primary winners: Todd Hollenbach for Treasurer, Robert Farmer for Ag. Commissioner and Alison Grimes for secretary of state. The GOP race for secretary of state between Bill Johnson and Hilda Legg was too close to call.



    May 18
    Trimble CARES Coalition meeting will be at noon in the FRYSC office.

    May 19
    Trimble County School District Local Planning Facility Committee meeting at 5 p.m. at board office.
    Project Prom is holding a Bunco Tournament as a fund raiser at Morgan Community Center at 7 p.m. There will be a $10 charge per person. If there are any questions, call Marla Fetterhoff at 502-255-5110x1044.

    May 21

  • News of Public Record 05-18-11

    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 cases were heard in court the week of May 9-May 13, 2011.


  • Meet the AirMethods Kentucky flight crews, June 4

    Air Methods Kentucky will hold an open house for the community to meet the company’s new medical flight crews on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    The event will be held at the company’s Trimble County medical helicopter base, located on U.S. 421 South next to the Trimble County EMS and Milton Fire Station 2.

    The company will reactivate the medical helicopter base next month. The service cut back its local operation in 2008. The facility later closed, except for occasional helicopter visits.

  • Milton seeks emergency shelter

    Milton city officials hope to locate a facility within the community to serve as a designated emergency shelter in the event of severe storm warnings.

    “When we had threatening weather the last time I had a call wanting to know if there was a place that the city had designated for people to go in case of a tornado,” Mayor Denny Jackson said during Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission. “What we need to do is find some church that will be open for people when a tornado warning is issued.”

  • ‘Cinderella’ at TCHS this weekend

    The Trimble County High School Drama Club will present their musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in three performances this weekend.

    “I’ve had to adapt it a bit in order to fit it on our stage and with our cast,” Faculty Director Jon Graham said last week. “We’ve added a couple Disney songs—‘Bippedy Boppedy Boo’ and ‘A Wish Is a Dream Your Heart Makes’—to appeal to younger viewers.”