Today's News


    Dec. 5, 1985 (30 years ago)
    An encouraging start toward saving the growers’ burley tobacco program was registered with the opening of the 1985 markets, and tobacco leaders are seeing hopeful signs that the trend will continue, according to the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association. On opening day  the eight-state belt sold 39.3 million pounds, of which only 11.1 percent, or 4.2 million pounds were taken under loan by the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.

  • Congress faces deadline to fund government

    Will December 11th mark another déjà vu moment for Congress?  This looming deadline is the day by which Congress must once again fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • General Assembly’s interim period winding down

    With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, the General Assembly is winding down what it calls the interim and is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 5th and last for 60 working days.
    Although it is impossible to predict what ultimately will become law, we are getting a clearer idea of the major topics that will be debated.

  • Trimble County Adult Education success story: Amanda Thomas
  • Warm up with a winter luau at Trimble’s library

    The Trimble County Public Library will host their annual open house on Friday, Dec. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. The library will be transformed into a Winter Luau, with activities and fun for all ages to enjoy.
    The Newport Aquarium will be bringing their tide pool animals for guests to meet. Children will be able to get up close with a horseshoe crab, sea star, anemone and sea urchin.

  • Embracing change

    Dear readers,
    I want to continue last week’s theme on change by completing the list of reasons why people resist change. This is an important theme for us as we move forward to improve our schools as improvement is “change” for the better. Last week I listed two reasons that people resist change which were loss of control, and excess uncertainty. This week I wish to complete the list. The remaining reasons people resist change are:


    Thursday, Dec. 3
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the Milton Elementary School Library.
    Friday, Dec. 4
    The Trimble County Lady Raiders will host “Honor the Legacy Night” during games with Carroll County. A special tribute will be held to honor the 1976 and 1981 Regional Championship teams. All former players, coaches and anyone else connected with the program is invited to attend. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity game expected to begin at about 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Nov. 16
    8:00 a.m. accident with property damage on 421 at Lakeview Dr.
    9:45 a.m. accident with property damage on 8400 Hwy. 42 W.
    11:56 a.m. emergency protective order served at 20 Fairground Rd.
    12:58 p.m. miscellaneous complaint at 125 Cruz Lane.
    2:18 p.m. social services referral at block of 500 Peck Pike.
    10:49 p.m. accident with property damage on 470 Hwy. 421 N.
    Tuesday, Nov. 17
    10:49 a.m. process service at the block of 500 School Hollow Rd.
    4:06 p.m. disturbance call at 204 Mt. Pleasant Rd.


    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 the week of Nov. 23: