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Today's News

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    Joint opinion by Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.
    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • SLC enables states to learn from each other’s successes

    States have often been called laboratories of democracy, and for good reason: That’s where most cutting-edge ideas to improve government are first tested. The good ones are widely copied while the unworkable ones teach a valuable lesson as well.

  • Raker reunion picnic planned for July 30

    On July 30, the annual reunion picnic of the RAKER family will be held at the American Legion Post 9 Shelter, 707 Jefferson Street, in Madison, Indiana. This place has great facilities, no steps, lots of shade and a playground for the children.
    Descendants of Ernst and Mary Buscher RAKER, and the related families of Strautmann, Titkemeyer, Uhlmansiek, Bulthaup, Obertate, Diekmann, Thiemann, and Detmer are invited to come join in.

  • Occupational therapist gives overview of rehabilitation for Bedford Rotary Club meeting

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Following graduation in 2004 from Trimble County High School, Rebecca Thomas (formerly Rebecca Stucker), followed her passion for assisting others with quality of life issues and received her BS degree in Health Sciences and MS degree in Occupational Therapy, both from Spaulding University in Louisville. Since 2010 she has been employed as Occupational Therapist at Signature HealthCARE in Bedford.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, July 7
    Magic Show! Children and families are welcome to join us at the Trimble County Public Library for a magic show!  Steve-O will be at the library on Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m.  to entertain.  Children who are aiming to win the Sleep with the Sharks Newport Aquarium overnight through their schools will also earn extra points for attending this show! Call the library at 502-255-7362 for more information.

  • MES principal Sharon James retires

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    She has been described as a wonderful wife, mother, educator, friend, administrator and much more. The multiple hats Sharon James wears demonstrate how terrific of a person she truly is. Since 2009 she has been lighting up the halls of Milton Elementary School with her genuine love for the children and staff ensuring everyone feels safe, welcome and happy.

  • Trimble man arraigned on multiple charges

    Staff Report
    A 52-year-old Trimble County man is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in connection with several alleged sexual offenses. Mark L. Williams, a resident of Sulphur Road, Bedford, was taken into custody by the Kentucky State Police on June 14, 2016.
    Williams was initially arraigned in Trimble District Court on June 21, on charges of sodomy 1st degree-incapable of consent/physically helpless and rape 1st degree-incapable of consent/physically helpless. Not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf at that time.

  • Hometown heroes win soggy regatta

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    MADISON, Ind. — A spectacular flip on the final lap of Sunday’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort forced a premature ending to one of the most exciting championship heats in recent Madison Regatta history. After the race was red flagged, H1 Unlimited officials declared the winner to be Jimmy Shane driving the community-owned hometown favorite, Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison.

  • Uncle Remus and the banker

    Characters—every family has them—our family was “blessed” with many. If you shook our family tree, more than a few nuts would fall out, and it was a heavy producer. With 40 uncles and aunts, (I’m not exaggerating…yet) there was never a shortage of unusual circumstances.

  • BAD properties a focus of Kentucky League of Cities

    Staff Report
    Last week, Mayor Todd Pollock and Commissioner James “Hambone” Helm went to Bowling Green for a three-day conference sponsored by the Kentucky League of Cities. While they were at the conference they met up with Mayor of Carrollton, Robb Adams, a team of council members and city attorney Amy Eversole among many others.