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Today's News

  • Raker descendants planning July 29 reunion in Madison

    The annual RAKER reunion gathering is set for July 29 this year.  It will be held at the American Legion Post 9 Shelter, at 707 Jefferson Street in Madison, Indiana.
    Descendants of Ernst and Mary Buscher RAKER, and the related families of Strautmann, Titkemeyer, Uhlmansiek, Bulthaup, Obertate, Diekmann, Thiemann, and Detmer, and friends are invited to come join the reunion.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

    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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of June 25, 2017, with the Honorable Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:
    FELONY

  • Public forum on agriculture and manufacturing draws crowd at Shelby distillery

    By Jacob Blair
    Landmark News Service
    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.
    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • Very large birds

    Very large birds seem to be attracted to me. I like birds but I have never gone to any major efforts to all attention to myself. This situation began with the appearance of a vulture.

  • At the farmers market: brambleberries

    It’s berry season in Kentucky. At the grocery store and Farmers Markets, many of our growers have a great selection of berries, including blackberries and raspberries, now available.
    These two berries, along with boysenberries, are collectively known as brambleberries. They get that name from the thorny, tangled vines from which they grow.  Brambleberries are harvested from June through August in Kentucky.

  • TRIMBLE FAIR LIVESTOCK AUCTION 2
  • TRIMBLE FAIR LIVESTOCK AUCTION
  • Summer in Trimble County

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    If you’re anything like me, you probably spend the better half of your summer lying around doing absolutely nothing, desperately and actively searching for plans somewhere. You have a dire wish to alleviate boredom and you’ll do so by any means necessary. If I’m painting a well-enough picture of monotony, then you probably understand exactly how I’ve spent the last few of my summers.

  • Your donations appreciated for July 28 Back to School Fair

    The Trimble County Youth Services Center and Family Resource Center are teaming up to host a Back to School Fair again this year.
    This will be a community-wide effort to provide clothes and shoes for those students and adults who are living on a tight budget. Be sure to tell anyone you know might be in need of this outreach effort to make them aware of this opportunity.

  • Thirsty? Drink this

    I’ve lived in Florida long enough to know that sometimes we have drought conditions and sometimes the water in the rivers and lakes gets so high it overflows.
    About five years ago, this area of Florida was bone dry. It was so dry that a local man who lived on a canal -- “waterfront property” -- converted the dried-out canal off his boat dock into a golf course, complete with putting green, fairway and a tall grass hazard.