Today's Features

  • Many of us enjoy the wonderful taste of food cooked on a grill, but cleaning the grill—not so much. Regular grill cleaning is important to help extend the life of your grill and for food safety purposes. Plus, it makes your food taste better.

    The easiest way to remember to clean your grill is to do so immediately after using it. This way, you don’t forget about it, and you are not faced with a greasy, caked-on mess the next time you go to grill.

  • Several weeks ago, my pastor told a story that had people whispering, “Whoa.”

    It happened years ago when a young, pregnant woman came to our church and gave her life to Jesus.

    The baby had problems developing and had to undergo an extensive delicate surgery while still in the womb.

    Our whole church was praying and praying as this miracle unfolded in front of us.

    The baby girl was born prematurely with all kinds of physical problems and went through several more surgeries and was in the hospital for months.

  • Most people have a funny story or two about their blunders. These events are entertaining yet far between. They were humorous anecdotes to share with friends or family gatherings.

    Now imagine if you will a life plagued by unintentional physical comedy, pratfalls, verbal mishaps and the like. This is my life. It’s fortunate that I have a sense of humor. If I didn’t I would be dead of embarrassment.


    June 27

    The Trimble County Extension Service and Trimble County Library is hosting a “4-H Babysitting Basics” series. The second session, taught by Maranda Ward, covers becoming safety conscious, first aid, marketing your business and answering the question, “Are you ready to babysit?”. It takes place from 4-8 p.m. at the library. The classes are for students in sixth through 12th grades. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required by calling 255-7188 by June 19.

    June 29

  • 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 17 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.


  • June 17

    11:09 a.m., property damage accident, 12921 U.S. 421 North

    3:10 p.m., welfare check, 617 Harley Lane

    3:14 p.m., unauthorized use of a vehicle, Palmyra Road

    7:11 p.m., civil complaint, 151 Al’s Drive

    11:06 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 42

    June 18

    11:47 a.m., alarm, 236 Devin Drive

    12 p.m., breaking and entering, 900 U.S. 42 West

    2:20 p.m., domestic abuse, 1390 Starks Lane

    3:05 p.m., process service, Culls Ridge Road

    4:31 p.m., domestic abuse, 1413 Webb Lane

  • Gregg and Mary Ann Fisher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married by the Rev. Richard DeBell at 7:45 p.m. on June 21, 1969. Their children are Stacy Pollock, Amy Fisher and Cassi Fisher.

  • 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.