Today's Features

  • BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO | The Trimble Banner

    A key portion of Wednesday night’s Trimble County school board meeting focused on the 2018 fiscal year audit presentation by Brian Woosley.

    During the audit presentation, the school board had a cash balance of $1.7 million, with $1.5 in the general fund. The general fund from the previous year’s audit had $1.6 million in cash.

  • There is no better time to strengthen the most important relationships in your life than the holiday season. Holidays can be very busy and stressful, but they can also be opportunities to celebrate life with the people you love. Here are some ideas for strengthening family relationships during the holidays.

  • Although soybean yields have been pretty good this year, the seed quality of harvested soybeans has not been great in some areas of the state. 

    Seed diseases have been prevalent in areas that have received a lot of rain since harvest season began.  Phomopsis seed decay (usually caused by Diaporthe longicolla, formerly known as Phomopsis longicolla) and purple seed stain (caused by Cercospora kikuchii and Cercospora flagellaris) are the two main culprits of poor quality seed.


    Nov. 15

    Trimble County Senior Center’s “Stone Soup Day” will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior center, 3240 U.S. 421 North, Bedford. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry and enjoy a bowl of soup for lunch.

    Beef Quality and Care Assurance is at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office.

  • 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. 5 by the Honorable Judge Diana Wheeler.


  • This past Tuesday, Americans everywhere exercised their right to vote.

    We are blessed to live in a country where we get a say in who represents us in all levels of our government. I for one, am grateful. However, in the runup to the national election, the rhetoric was downright nasty and mean. It used to be that only the politicians did the mud-slinging. Nowadays, the public seems to be just as much a part of the villifying, us versus them, behavior.

  • One of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, recently posted on Facebook that she’s always wanted to write a book called, “All the People I Still Hate: A Christian Perspective.”

    That makes me laugh.

    This woman is a mess and has wonky theology, but she’s honest about her flaws and knows that it’s the blood of Jesus that “saves a wretch like me.”

    She wrote that she knows Christians aren’t supposed to hate, because hate is ugly and diminishes the soul of the hater.

  • To my relief the horses experienced no mishap in their new shed, so the roofing began. This is where I came in. Roofing is a multiple person job, but unfortunately for my husband, I was the only assistant available.

    I knew absolutely nothing about roofing. I knew it involved shingles, hammers and weird nails and was usually done in vicious heat. We were spared the heat but had the cold. I would have preferred the heat.

  • The holidays are quickly approaching. While holidays give people time to spend with loved ones, all the extra purchases for gifts, food and decorations can quickly escalate. If you have not been saving all year, you might be starting to feel the financial pinch that can come with the season.

  • The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back. Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and to nurture the spirit of giving.

    Start by choosing a charity in your own community. Talk to youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.