Today's News

  • USDA begins 49th enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

  • Tiny Comets

    My family and I were watching a Doomsday movie about a pair of rogue comets hitting the Earth causing an extinction level event. I really don’t know why I watch these kinds of movies because I am always disturbed afterwards and have trouble sleeping. I have insomnia so these worries about extinction level events do nothing to help me sleep; so I experience 4:30 a.m. This part of the morning is the time when my worries about all things dark and gloomy hold sway over my thoughts.

  • Tips for holiday food safety

    Food is an essential part of our lives, particularly during the holiday season, when families get together and enjoy different varieties of food prepared at home. During this time it is also very important to keep food safety in mind, specifically while serving the immunocompromised individuals including: young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people fighting illnesses.

  • Blacklegged ticks are active

    Encounters with adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) (Figure 1) have in Kentucky over the past 2 years according to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Extension Entomology Specialist.
    This is apparently due to an increase in numbers of this species in the state and perhaps a widening of its distribution. Most recently it was reported from Crittenden County. Currently the blacklegged tick has been reported in fourteen Kentucky counties including Trimble and Carroll counties in 2013.

  • 8th grade Raiders basketball action
  • Man found deceased at Gallatin County truck stop, KSP investigates

    SPARTA, KY. – The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Louisiana man at the Love’s truck stop located at the 55 mile marker I-71 in Gallatin County, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson.

  • Patron Appreciation holiday reception planned at Trimble Co. Public Library

    The Trimble County Public Library will host a special Patron Appreciation Holiday Reception on Monday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    Library visitors will be treated to live music featuring acoustic guitar at 11 a.m. and dulcimers at noon. Refreshments will be provided, including hot chocolate, coffee, punch, sweet treats and small bites.
    A community wreath display will be presented with wreaths created by businesses, organizations, families and other groups from around the county.

  • Lady Raiders to ‘Honor the Legacy’ tomorrow night

    “Honor the Legacy, Inspire the Dream” is the motto adopted by the Lady Raiders team for the 2016 season.  The team wants to honor those who came before them, while they seek to inspire future Lady Raider players.  

  • New Trimble coach Stacy May gives overview of upcoming season to Rotary

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Stacy May, graduate of the Criminal Justice Department at Indiana University, then the State Police Academy in Kentucky, and now a Lieutenant with Kentucky State Police, Dry Ridge Post, has taken on further responsibilities with acceptance of the position as Head Coach for Trimble County High School boys’ basketball. Coach May has had numerous coaching experiences at Carroll and Henry County, among others, and dedicates a great amount of work to making positive experiences for young male students.  

  • Prayer week or prayer weak

    As I write this, I’m sitting in the sanctuary of my church.
    It’s early on a Monday morning, the first day of our prayer week.
    We did this last year, opened the church to anyone who wanted to come and pray. Last year I went every day and prayed fervent, specific prayers, prayed with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
    As far as I can tell, not one of my prayers was answered the way I had hoped. The situation I had prayed about has changed, but not the way I had imagined and hoped it would.