Today's News

  • Truex Jr. repeats victory at Kentucky

    BY CHASE CAMPBELL | Landmark News Service

    SPARTA – At the annual Quaker State 400 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. showed the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers how one completely controls a race.

  • County clerk seeking Republicans to serve as election officials

    The general election is now less than four months away, but before the polls open at 6 a.m. Nov. 6, there’s still a lot of work that must be done.

    County Clerk Tina Browning is looking for help with some of that work, from interested Republicans within the county who would be able to work the polls on Election Day.

    “The majority of our poll workers are Democrats,” Browning said. “It’s just really hard to find Republican workers and when I do, we’re thrilled to have one.”

  • Fiscal court tables ambulance bid until next meeting

    Much of Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting revolved around discussion bids, for both buying and selling county property.

    The first bid on the agenda was requests for a new Trimble County EMS ambulance. Judge-Executive Jerry Powell opened the lone bid of $198,746 from Horton Emergency Vehicles. Tom Driggers, a sales representative, was in attendance at the meeting and fielded questions from magistrates.

  • Commissioners approve Charter franchise fee agreement

    Milton City Commissioners gave approval for a franchise fee agreement with Charter Communications during its monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Kicking the habit: Group overcomes challenge of quitting smoking

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Pizzas, chip and dip, and cake were on the menu for a celebration party June 28 at the Morgan Community Center.

    North Central District Health Department with the main office in Shelbyville sponsored this Smoking Cessation class in Bedford for residents of Trimble County. The goal is to help smokers to stop but if one feels the need to smoke than there are ways to decrease the use of cigarettes.

  • Burkhardt snaps second in Kentucky Living photo contest

    Out of more than 1,400 photographs submitted as part of Kentucky Living’s annual photo contest, one from Milton garnered recognition.


    MADISON, Ind. — Race fans at last weekend’s Madison Regatta enjoyed pleasant weather, cool breezes in the shade and sizzling hot racing on the river that culminated in a big win for the hometown team.

  • Coping with grief shapes Gibbons' approach to ministry

    A former Hickory Grove United Methodist Church minister has returned to a Trimble County pastorate.

    For this go-around, Michael Gibbons has accepted a call as the pastor of Milton United Methodist Church. Gibbons, who initially retired in 2016 after serving as senior pastor at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, said the conversation of heading to Milton started with a phone call from the church’s district superintendent Susan Jinnett-Sack.

  • Return to Ky. leads Nyman to Bedford

    Megann Nyman is the new pastor at Bedford United Methodist Church. Not only is the church her first pastorate, it’s also a first for the church; Nyman is the church’s first female pastor.

    Nyman, who grew up in Independence, said she has been involved in ministry from a young age.

    “My dad was a part-time local pastor in northern Kentucky, the United Methodist Church,” Nyman said. “I gave my life to Christ in a little country church in northern Kentucky when I was 8.

  • AOC, fiscal court reach agreement.

    For weeks, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Trimble County Fiscal Court had been deadlocked, feuding over the amount the county received in reimbursements for the AOC utilizing the courthouse. In half an hour on Friday, during a special called meeting, the issue became resolved.