Today's Features

  • File this under “stuff you should know” — If you visit the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, it’s highly frowned upon to take home pieces of petrified wood — and it’s illegal.

    However, that doesn’t stop people from doing it.

    Evidently, they’re not aware that these contraband souvenirs are cursed.

    As far back as the 1930s, people who pocketed these pieces of wood-turned-to-stone have reported that their sticky fingers have resulted in bad luck.


    Jefferson Community Technical College — Carrollton Campus, 1607 Hwy. 227, in Carrollton is pleased to announce the spring 2019 dean’s list for Trimble County.

    Students must maintain full-time (12 or more credit hours) status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included.

  • The recent wet, unsettled weather has caused me no end of heartache. My garden rots before my very eyes. My horses are up to their eyes in mud. The mosquitoes are the size of F-16 fighters and possess as deadly an arsenal. My sinuses are in an uproar and a particularly wicked migraine has been my faithful companion for most of this month.

  • Many times, parents equate disciplining their children with punishment. But there is a completely different way to think about discipline and still raise productive, respectful adults who are successful members of society.

    If you get to the root of the word, discipline actually means to teach or give instruction to someone. So if you think about disciplining your children as providing constructive teaching or instruction, then you can build a level of respect while still strengthening your bond with them. 


    June 23

    Bedford Baptist Church will host its “In the Wild” Vacation Bible School program, 6:30-8:45 p.m. June 23-27. VBS will have “Amazing Encounters with Jesus” through music, missions, recreation, Bible study, crafts and more. If you need a ride, call 502-255-3240 by 5 p.m. and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number. Before leaving, parents need to complete registration. The family night and picnic begins at 6:30 p.m. June 27. at the church, 1425 U.S. 42 East, Bedford.

    June 25

  • 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 June 10 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • June 10

    8:48 a.m., motorist assist, 11000 U.S. 421 North

    10:21 a.m., traffic stop, U.S. 42 West at Sulphur-Bedford Road

    12:22 p.m., fight, Trimble County Water Company

    3:56 p.m., domestic abuse, 9867 U.S. 421 North

    June 11

    7:03 a.m., theft complaint, 57 Harley Lane

    9:27 a.m., traffic stop, Bedford

    9:42 a.m., knock-and-talk, 21 Mullins Lane

    2:49 p.m., property damage accident, 4392 Mt. Pleasant Road

    5:49 p.m., escort, Burton Hill Road

    6:06 p.m., patrol, Colbert Lane

  • As part of Shelby Energy’s Beautify the Bluegrass project, a crew worked with county officials to paint barrels and the pavilion wall at the Trimble County Park. The crew laid mulch and planted flowers around the courthouse.

  • Grills are versatile for preparing a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables. Grilling fruits and vegetables has many benefits. You can add new flavors to some of your favorite dishes, increase your family’s fruit and vegetable intake, and they typically take 10 minutes or less to cook. This summer, enjoy some of your favorite healthy dishes fresh from the grill.

  • I don’t now why I keep trying to grow a garden. I have some of the strangest mishaps known to horticulture. My gardens have produced mutated vegetables, disturbing slimy films, holes in the leaves with no insects in sight and much, much more too ghastly to name.