Today's News

  • A special kind of mud

    Our recent rainy weather has created a novel substance. Rainwater, dirt and horse contributions have joined to create a special kind of mud.

    Additionally, 3,000 equine pounds provide a constant mixing process. The resulting product is unlike standard rain puddle mud. Special mud has its own personality; its own terrifying personality.

  • Public records | Feb. 7, 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 Jan. 28 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.


  • Sheriff's log | Feb. 7, 2019

    Jan. 28

    10:48 a.m., welfare check, 64 Katrina Lane

    5:39 p.m., EMS assist, 50 Shepherd Lane

    5:52 p.m., wanted person, 460 Perkinson Lane

    5:56 p.m., warrant service, 1324 Perkinson Lane

    6:19 p.m., process service, 161 River Valley Way

    6:44 p.m., attempt to locate, Hardy Creek Road

    7:25 p.m., driving under the influence, 489 Pendleton Road

    8:03 p.m., process service, 1672 Morton Ridge Road

    Jan. 29

    8:01 a.m., juvenile out of control, Milton Elementary

  • Rotary gets demo from junior high cheerleaders

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    It was off to Orlando, Fla. yesterday for the coaches and 13 hard-working junior high cheerleaders to compete against many other teams around the nation for awards from the United Cheerleaders Association (UCA). The group is scheduled to return Monday. UCA selected Trimble’s kids after reviewing videos of their work in December.

  • Community, library and senior events | Feb. 7, 2019


    Feb. 11

    Trimble County Extension District Board will meet at 1 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Service, located at 43 High Country Lane, Bedford. All meetings of the Extension District Board are open to the general public.

    Feb. 14

    Milton City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Feb. 19

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. at the Fiscal Court Building.

    Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford.

  • Pensions a talking point as legislators return to Frankfort

    For well over a decade now, no issue has dominated the General Assembly’s time quite like our public retirement systems – and that trend isn’t expected to change as this year’s legislative session re-starts this week following a short break.

    Because this matter is as complicated as it is important, now is a good time for a quick refresher course while we wait to see what, if anything, the House and Senate will do during the next two months.

  • Polarization takes over when local newspapers disappear

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Fair warning: This editorial is preaching to the choir.

    This editorial is warning about the problem of too many people putting down their local newspapers — to the people who are still picking them up (in analog or digital form).

    But we’re going to preach anyway.

    Newspapers have been slowly disappearing from the American landscape for years now, thanks to a perfect storm of Craigslist, Facebook, poor civics education and the print industry’s own failures to adapt.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Feb. 7, 2019

    Feb. 9, 1989

    (30 years ago)

    Kevin Daigle began his quest for the Mid-American title. Daigle had been training in Trimble County. He was scheduled to take on John Featherstone from South Dakota in a March 18 match at the middle school gymnasium.

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department received a $12,000 check to pay for a truck being converted to a tanker. The money came from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s Area Development Funds through efforts of Judge Jack Couch and Magistrate Virgil Welty.

  • Managing limited hay supplies

    Having a limited hay supply can cause stress, but sound management will allow you to conserve hay without sacrificing animal productivity. Remember that the animals’ nutritional needs should always come first. Here are a few tips to help you figure it out.

  • A little information about avocados

    Avocados are fruits that have gained recent popularity for their high amount of oleic acid – a heart healthy monounsaturated fat.