• Organization head appreciative of efforts for Apple Festival

    Despite the sprinkles on Saturday, the 25th Annual Trimble County Apple Festival was a HUGE success!!!  
    My personal “THANK YOU” is extended to all COMMITTEE MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, and SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, for your untiring efforts to accomplish this triumph!  I am so blessed be a part of such a great community!!!  
    After a brief time for some much needed rest, I look forward to preparing for our 2016 FESTIVAL.
    REMEMBER – we are always looking for smiling faces. It’s never TOO early to volunteer!

  • Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Ky.

    Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. September 26th was selected by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (www.curemeso.com) as Mesothelioma Awareness Day annually, and it encourages states to recognize this date. Kentucky is one of the 12 states that have   permanently made September 26th Mesothelioma Awareness Day. It became official in April 2010 with SB62. SB62 reads:
    (1) September 26 of each year is designated “Mesothelioma Awareness Day” throughout the Commonwealth.

  • More affordable prices for 111th Kentucky State Fair

    A Century, a decade, a year … and counting!           
    The Kentucky State Fair celebrates its 111th year in 2015, with a colorful 11-day fanfare of food, music, rides, agriculture, animals, entertainment and fun, Aug. 20-30.


    Readers share ‘pitfalls’ of AT&T 4G LTE network
    It was with great interest that we read the article in the Trimble Banner titled “AT&T Improves 4G LTE Network in Trimble,” published July 30, 2015. Coincidentally, we had been interacting with AT&T all week regarding the same issue, and although the improved network may benefit many in Trimble County, we had a different experience and would like to share it, in order that others are made aware of some of the pitfalls of the new network.

  • Reader: Time for a superintendent to take schools out of ‘state control’

    My family and I have been members of this community for more than eighteen years. Through those years, we have watched two new schools built as well as a sports complex. Each time, we have asked, “Is this for the betterment of our community?”

  • Contrasting TCHS graduating classes, 1946 vs 2015 (69 years)

    I was quite favorably impressed to learn this year’s Trimble County High School graduating class was composed of 97 young scholars! Wow! And they had won over $1.3 million in scholarships to continue their education. At the same time I am wondering if these new graduates appreciate that which they have accomplished and enjoyed during their years in Trimble schools.

  • Reader to parents: ‘Pay your bill’


  • Parent of child with lunch issue urges readers: sign petition

    For those of you following the school lunch petition, judge me however you want, but first know the facts. I’m the guilty parent “who only cares about her kids now,” and I’m “the piece of crap screwing a system.”  Not once have I ever been contacted regarding the situation.

  • Feeding our young ones

    Shame on you!!!!! Trimble County, Kentucky if you allow the school system to keep our young ones from having a good meal just because their parents can’t (or, yes in some cases “won’t”) pay their lunch tabs. To the school board and local politicians I say “shame on you” and to all citizens of Trimble County, I hope you will protect these children from this type of discrimination.
    Steve Boldery
    Murphy, NC

  • Reader troubled by front page photo

    As I perused my anxiously awaited Trimble Banner, my first words upon seeing the picture ‘Sewer Repair’ were “You have got to be kidding!”
    The picture shows Bedford Waste Water Superintendent Jim Hoskins operating a small tractor with a backhoe attachment on an incline. This by itself is not too newsworthy except that the picture shows the R.O.P.S. (Roll Over Protection System) is partially removed and therefore non-functional!