Today's News

  • Trevor Browning completes Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts program

    Staff Report
    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 19 to July 9. 

  • Trimble County Adult Education celebrates the success of Kirsten Towels

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    JCTC Trimble County Adult Education recently celebrated the success of student, Kirsten Towels, who received her GED in June. Kirsten worked hard to pass four tests in the areas of reading, math, social studies, and science. She says she was inspired because, “I wanted to better myself so I could have a good job and stable life later on.” Already, Kirsten has found that her GED has paid off, “I am working a better paying job,” she informed us.

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  • Callis Grove Camp begins next week

    The Callis Grove Holiness Camp Meeting will be held beginning Friday, Aug. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Callis Grove campground, just off New Hope Road and U.S. 421N north of Bedford.
    The guest evangelist for the series of meetings is Rev. Bud Allman. Singers will be The Kellogg’s. Camp President is Chris Kendall.
    Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. each Sunday.
    Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Camp Secretary Deanna Schermer at 502-268-3205.

  • Praying for serenity

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Serenity Prayer.
    That’s the one that goes: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
    Although the prayer is often attributed to St. Francis, it was written in 1926 by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran theologian.
    Fun fact: Niebuhr also wrote one of my favorite quotes about humor being the “prelude to faith” and laughter being the “beginning of prayer.”


    July 31, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County farmers were generous in their contribution to South Carolina farmers by getting involved in “Operation Haylift.” The drought-stricken southeastern part of the nation has already suffered crop and livestock losses estimated at more than $1 billion. Some sections have been rocked by a yearlong drought and excessive heat, resulting in 48 deaths due to the excessive heat. Trimble County farmers have pledged to send 1,500 square bales of hay for the relief effort.

  • Kentucky enjoys numerous iconic connections

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.
    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books. The six million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • Proulx is Trimble County chair for Rand Paul Senate campaign

    Rand Paul for Senate 2016 has announced Kathi Proulx as the campaign’s County Chair for Trimble County.
    Proulx was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008. She was the Vice Chair of the Trimble County GOP until her husband passed. Now she has assumed his mantle and is the GOP Chair of Trimble County. Kathi is also a small business owner and appreciates Rand Paul’s efforts to limit government so she can succeed.

  • Bedford Rotary Club celebrates new Rotary year with incoming president Susan Smithson

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club devoted the July 19 meeting to a celebration of the new Rotary year with incoming president Susan Smithson. Many of their weekly meetings can be quiet events focusing on discussions, work topics and educational presentations. This one we just lightened up a lot with music and socializing with members and “Friends of Rotary.”