Trimble County

  • Hometown hero turns 40

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    According to Webster’s Dictionary a hero is a man admired for his courage, fortitude, prowess (great skill), and courage. Words that have been utilized to describe Michael Shelley have been kind, caring, courageous, high achiever, delightful and dedicated. Therefore, he is considered one of our hometown heroes!

  • Hog killing with the old timers

    The Trimble Banner
    I post entries on the Trimble County Historical Society’s Facebook page from John L. Wright’s journals he kept from 1909-1943. In the year 1915 at this time of year they were getting ready for “hog-killing.” He wrote that they had gone to get the gammon sticks and I was asked what those were. I know many of the old-timers will remember how this is done and it is a dying art—and farming IS an art.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to wear a seat belt – every trip, every time

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time. 
    “The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we’re asking motorists to always wear a seat belt,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “If you are properly restrained, your risk of injury or death is greatly reduced.” 

  • Local circuit judges participate in hands-on judicial college

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad and Family Court Judge Doreen S. Goodwin, who serve Trimble, Oldham and Henry counties, recently had the opportunity to process a staged crime scene, visit a women’s prison, learn about arson investigations and more as part of the 2016 Circuit Judges College, an education program for the state’s circuit judges. The college took place Oct. 16-19 in Lexington and offered a mix of classroom sessions and practical field studies

  • Seven Counties merges with Centerstone

    Centerstone and Seven Counties Services recently announced that they will effectively combine their operations, creating a five-state, non-profit behavioral health organization serving more than 150,000 people of all ages annually, according to a news release. The affiliation was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

  • A student’s perspective on the nickel tax

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Milton Elementary perfect attendance
  • Speech and debate class stands up for animal rights

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • AAA cautions drivers: Deer on the move in the fall

    Fewer daylight hours and a spike in deer activity during the fall months increase the chances of a crash on roadways. Animal collisions become more common this time of year, with peak breeding season taking place in November. AAA says a collision with a deer or other animal can put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely, and could result in serious injuries or fatalities.
    AAA East Central estimates that the damage could range from a couple hundred dollars, to a total loss, according to Brett Schurter, Vice President AAA East Central Insurance Agency.

  • TCHS Class of 1970 to get together at Broadway Hotel Nov. 12

    The Trimble County High School Class of 1970 will hold their annual class “Get-Together” on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway Hotel in Madison.
    Dress is casual. It is a time to renew friendships and have fun. Each person can order off the menu and is responsible for his/her own bill. You can look up the menu  on the Broadway Hotel website. Nothing on the menu is pricey.
    The gathering will be held in the back of the patio area. All classmates and their dates are encouraged to attend!