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Today's News

  • Grace rides a dirt bike

    Last Saturday I went to a graduation unlike any other I’ve attended.

    No caps and gowns. No “Pomp and Circumstance.”

    Just a bunch of rag-tag kids with behavior problems.

    George Schmalstig, a local guy in the community who has spent most of his career working with juvenile offenders, heads up a nonprofit organization that takes at-risk kids and teaches them stuff they need to know to keep them from a lifetime in and out of jail.

    He uses dirt bikes to do it.

  • Unity among the body of Christ

    A few weeks ago, I was re-watching the first Marvel “Avengers” movie. They were airing it on television in preparation for the release of “Avengers: Endgame.” It was the first of the “Avengers” franchise and it was the first time all the major characters were together in one film. In one part of the film, Nick Fury has all of “the Earth’s mightiest heroes” together on an aircraft carrier to discuss their plan of action.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 13, 2019

    May 18, 1989

    (30 years ago)

    Forty-three candidates were running for office in the May 23 primary. Only two races were unopposed, constable for district 1 and constable for district four. Races with the most candidates were magistrate in district two, magistrate district three and county clerk.

    Gene Harmon, a 1971 graduate from Trimble County High School, was scheduled to be the guest speaker at the alumni banquet. Harmon was an attorney with the Huddleston Brothers law firm in Bowling Green.

  • Ongoing work at the Capitol during the interim

    While the General Assembly is at its busiest during the first few months of the year, when new laws are approved, the summer and fall are vital as well to the legislative process.

    The interim, as this time is called at the Capitol, starts in June and runs through mid-December, and it gives the 14 main House and Senate committees a less-hectic setting to come together to review the real-world impact of legislation and to learn more about issues affecting the state.

  • Community, library and senior center events | June 13, 2019

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    June 15

    The Trimble County Historical Society meets at 10:30 a.m. at 68 Wentworth Ave., Bedford (behind Campbellsburg Chiropractic). Everyone is invited to attend, see the research room and join the society.

    June 20

    Tri-County Community Action Agency Board of Directors meet at 10 a.m. at the Henry County Senior Center, 125 Park Road in New Castle. The public is invited to attend.

    June 23

  • Public records | June 13, 2019

    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 3 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.

    FELONY

  • When Minnie Sockman's sins were washed away

    Back in 2010, on a warm Wednesday evening at a nearby lake, Minnie Sockman’s sins were washed away.

    She was 67 at the time and couldn’t remember ever being baptized, although she thought maybe she had been.

    As a kid, she was in church every Sunday, but then she took a 32-year hiatus from regular church attendance.

    When she started going again she wanted to make sure she was baptized, so, she invited a bunch of her friends to her baptism and me, the newspaper’s religion reporter.

  • Down the drain

    I’m no expert at plumbing. Much like electricity I regard it with a mixture of dread and superstition. While I regard both entities with due respect I prefer to respect them across the room, out in the yard or through a conveniently placed window. Respect is one thing; unnecessary bodily damage quite another. I have nothing to prove in these areas and if I do I don’t care.

  • Public records | June 6. 2019

    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 May 27 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    FELONY

  • Community, library and senior center events | June 6, 2019

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    June 6

    The Trimble Hymn Sing begins at 7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 4247 U.S. 421 South.

    June 11

    Interested in visiting Italy? there will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library to discuss details for a trip to Rome, Venice and Florence, Italy. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Angela Brown for more information at angela.brown759@gmail.com.

    June 12