• Reader reminisces about 'Coach'

    Editor’s Note: The Banner received an anonymous letter identifying the “Do You Remember” picture from the Dec. 21 issue. Here is the letter in its entirety:

    Your mystery photo of Dec. 21, 2017 has come to my attention.

    I immediately recognized the man we call “Coach,” Mr. Lee Peyton Jr. He taught in Trimble County back then. He and his family lived near Campbellsburg, Ky. He was a fine guy that has been deceased a few years. He bravely fought a cancer that he lost his life to.

  • Board member reflects on first year, issues district currently faces


    As a new Trimble County Board of Education member, it’s been a pleasure to contribute to our local school students in their quest for continuing education. I want to thank board members Tony Walker, Kerry Callis, Kim Temple, Chairperson Jodi Ginn and Superintendent Steve Miracle for their support throughout my first year.

  • Court Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law

    Kentucky’s ultrasound law has been struck down. While legal challenges to abortion laws are not surprising, U.S. District Judge David Hale’s reasoning was. He said the law that forces abortionists to provide a sonogram to women seeking an abortion violated the “First Amendment rights of physicians.”

  • Bunco Bash a success thanks to sponsors and participants

    Dear Editor,
    We recently held the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life 25th Birthday Bunco Bash! It was a fundraiser as well as an awareness raiser for the Kentucky Organ Donor Program. It was a fabulous evening of Bunco, winning prizes, and education about the importance of the Kentucky Organ Donor Program. With the combined generosity of our sponsors and participants we raised $1000! It was a wonderful success!

  • Writer invites readers to dance

    ROCK AND ROLL DANCE featuring music from the 50’s and 60’s from my private collection. Dance will be held at the Trimble County Fairgrounds in the Senior Citizen building, Friday August 18th, 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The dance is open to all ages, bring your dancing shoes as I take you down memory lane back in time when sock hops were common, and American Bandstand was watched by teenagers across America.  

  • Summer reading season concludes


  • County’s gifts & giving a blessing to students

    Dear Editor,
    I am always amazed at the spirit of giving and caring that I see on a daily basis in Trimble County. I am writing to thank all those that made the Back to School Fair a tremendous success. It truly does take a ‘village to raise a child’. There are so many that are fortunate to be able to give as there are also many that are fortunate to be in a position for all this kindness to be available.

  • Reader enjoyed steam locomotive history

    I hope everyone read the wonderful historical article by Dave Taylor on Steam Locomotives that was in The Trimble Banner on July 13. If not, dig that paper out and enjoy some important area history.
    James P. Below

  • Use caution when handling fireworks

    To the Editor:
    Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first.
    Phantom advises everyone to follow the safety rules, obey the fireworks laws where you are using them and have the products used by a sober adult who conforms to the rules.

  • CASA organization seeking volunteers

    In 2007, CASA, a non-profit that helps abused and neglected children, expanded its program to include Trimble County. 10 years later the organization is looking to continue growing its program as child abuse and neglect cases rise in Kentucky.
    Last year, there were 28,000 substantiated cases of abuse and neglect in the state. 1 in 5 of those occurred in CASA of the River Region’s service area. While CASA served 447 children, there were over 400 waiting for someone to stand up for them.