Today's News

  • Built in the Bluegrass

    Each October, the Cabinet for Economic Development highlights an industry that can be summed up in three words: Made in Kentucky.

    It’s a phrase that can be applied to more and more products every year. The Cabinet says there are now 4,500 manufacturing facilities across the commonwealth, and they employ 256,000 people. That’s about 13 percent of our total workforce.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Oct. 25, 2018

    Oct. 27, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    A group of 40 people from Pendleton, New Castle, Bedford, Sulphur, Smithfield, Pleasureville, Milton and Carrollton were present at the Henry-Trimble Counties Concerned Citizens Coalition that set out to stop the expansion of the Valley View Landfill. One of the issues the group had was garbage leaking into the water table due to underlying karst at the landfill site.

  • Sheriff's call log | Oct. 18, 2018

    Oct. 8

    8:51 a.m., vehicle theft, 169 Mt. Pleasant Road

    2:32 p.m., social services visit, 159 Hardy Creek Road

    5:25 p.m., personal injury accident, 441 U.S. 42 West

    Oct. 9

    12:33 p.m., for informational purposes, Moffett Cemetary

    2:21 p.m., wanted person, 3800 U.S. 42 East

    2:56 p.m., theft complaint, 300 Mosser Road

    4:53 p.m., traffic stop, Sunnydale Drive

    6:03 p.m., abandoned vehicle, Bells Ridge Road

    7:40 p.m., ATV on highway, Hardy Creek Road

    Oct. 10

  • Public records | Oct. 18, 2018

    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 Oct. 8 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.


  • Time is key for selecting market investments

    Recently I was asked, “How frequent should I be looking at my investments and making changes?” This is a great topic to discuss in today’s column.

  • Entertaining the healthy way

    We all enjoy getting together with friends and family for parties and potlucks. These gatherings sometimes offer few healthy choices and may tempt you to overeat. Set yourself up to make healthy choices with these tips:

    Plan for colorful plates. Create a sign-up sheet for your party with categories for dishes from each food group so you have a variety of healthy options.

    Sip up some flavor. Boost flavor in water or unsweetened iced tea with mint leaves, lemons or frozen fruit. Skip sugary drinks like soda, punch and lemonade.

  • My life among the wild ones

    I have built-in radar that detects animals in need with unerring accuracy.

    It’s caused me much satisfaction throughout the years. It’s also gotten me into a fair amount of trouble. Some people don’t appreciate a veritable pride of cats. Some people don’t appreciate a food bill of ridiculous proportions that contains absolutely nothing for humans. I attempt to hide these bills, with absolutely no success.

  • Be still, not pretend to be

    My current screen saver on my phone is a simple Bible verse, a command and a promise, eight small but powerful words: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

    That verse, those eight small, ordinary words, has been my lifeline for the past year or two as I have struggled with some difficult things within my family.

    Be still.

    Be — not pretend to be or try to be, but be.

    Whenever God gives a command in his Word, he also gives the means to do it.

  • What are you looking for?

    In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Sound familiar? It should!

    You learned this in school. It’s a rhyme that reminds us that in 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain to prove the world is round and to look for new worlds. Later that year he and his ships made it to the West Indies, proving that the world is indeed round and discovering new territories. This would not have in happened if in part, he hadn’t been looking to discover new truths.

  • Community calendar | Oct. 18, 2018

    Oct. 18

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Road, Bedford. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    Oct. 20

    Trimble County Historical Society meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Trimble County Public Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.