Today's News

  • Nickel tax recall petition certified by county clerk


    The Trimble Banner

    The petition submitted July 26, 2016, to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning by the Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee challenging the school nickel tax levy has been officially certified.

    “We certified the petition this morning,” Browning said Thursday, July 28. “The committee sent in a total of 595 names of which we found 541 qualified voters—54 names were scratched on guidance from the county attorney for various reasons.”

  • State court system ready to provide resources for felony expungement under new law

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Administrative Office of the Courts is offering resources to help those who want to apply for a felony expungement now that House Bill 40 has into effect.


    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 Trimble District Court during the week of July 18, 2016, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • More acreage preserved at Perryville Battlefield site of state’s largest battle

    PERRYVILLE, Ky. – The Civil War Trust has declared victory on three properties totalling 70 acres associated with the historic 1862 Perryville battlefield. This latest preservation success story was the result of a national fundraising campaign conducted by the Trust earlier this year. With the addition of these 70 acres, the Trust has helped save 1,027 acres at Perryville, the site of Kentucky’s largest, bloodiest Civil War battle.

  • Fruit fly phone fails

    My daughter calls me Fruit Fly.
    She explained this choice because, “You have the attention span of a fruit fly!”
    Fruit flies drift through life in a cloud. I live my life in a perpetual state of distraction.  Fruit flies don’t sting or bite but they do have the exasperating habit of flying into your eyes or up your nose. I’m not particularly mean. I am exasperating, but I will give your eyes and nose a wide berth. I exasperate in many, many other ways!

  • Financial considerations for after retirement sets in

    We hear a lot of financial advice about planning for retirement but receive less advice about what to do with our money once retirement sets in. If you are retired or will be soon, here are some tips to make your money go further.
    Create a budget. Knowing how much money you have coming in and going out sounds so simplistic, but it is so important. Think about all your income sources. For many people this includes Social Security benefits, employer sponsored benefit plans and personal investments.

  • Increased boat count needed for additional races on H1 schedule

    The Trimble Banner
    The 2016 H1 Unlimited racing series resumes this weekend in Pasco, Wash., where nine unlimited hydroplanes will compete for the HAPO Columbia Cup on the Columbia River. Although it is the final weekend of July this is only the second race of a five-event season for the world’s fastest competitive watercraft.

  • Shane, Miss HomeStreet Bank look to continue hot streak at Tri-Cities HAPO Columbia Cup

    KENNEWICK, Wash.---Jimmy Shane has been the most dominant H1 Unlimited Hydroplane driver over the last two seasons.  He has won two consecutive National High Point Season Championships, 12 consecutive heat races (17 of the last 18) and is coming off a season-opening victory at the MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup Madison (Ind.) Regatta presented by Belterra Casino Resort – his third H1 race win in a row.

  • Back to School Fair tomorrow

    A Back to School Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow, July 29, at the Bedford Elementary School Cafeteria.
    Billed as the “one stop to all you need to return to school,” the fair will be the place to get school supplies, health and immunization information, parenting tips, ACES packets, back to school information, community resources information and food resources information. There will be door prizes and other freebies.

  • 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.