Today's News

  • Share the benefits of the great outdoors with youth

    Spring and its warmer weather is just around the corner. Now is the time to start getting your young people outdoors and letting them experience Mother Nature as she awakes from her winter slumber.

    Youth can receive numerous benefits from getting outdoors and into nature. Sunlight exposure can help reduce nearsightedness and increase vitamin D levels. Playing outdoors also increases young people’s physical activity which helps reduce their risk for becoming overweight or obese.

  • Eating healthy on the go

    In our busy lives, it is often hard to find healthy things to eat while going through a restaurant drive-through, running into a convenience store, or finding a vending machine. Convenience is often prioritized over health but eating healthfully doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, it can be quite easy. Here are some helpful tips for you and your family to eat healthy on the go.

    Planning ahead and packing foods for your busiest days can be the most helpful. Reach for fresh vegetables that can be cut up and portioned into plastic baggies.

  • Eight reasons to test your soil

    Soil testing can tell you many things about your soil that can help you make informed decisions about fertilizer application, site selection for crops and so much more. It is an essential part of a successful agriculture or horticulture enterprise. Home gardens and lawns can also greatly benefit from soil testing.

    With the wet pattern Kentucky has been in over the past year, soil testing is paramount to having a quality hay supply for next winter.

  • Second grade

    Second grade was a memorable year.

  • Discussion begins on artisans, farmers market in Bedford

    Discussion is underway both in-person and online in social media groups to start up an artisans and farmers market in Bedford.

    Bedford Mayor Joe Robinson said the idea is one that’s been on his radar since running in last year’s election.

    “The City of Bedford is dead on Saturday mornings,” Robinson said. “There’s nobody up there. I figure get a city market from like 8 (a.m.) to 1 (p.m.) in there. Get people into the city, get some socializing going on, get people back into becoming a community.”

  • Bedford denied bond to finish 2015 storm damage work

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Mayor Joe Robinson called a special meeting for the Bedford City Commissioners March 7 to update them on the wastewater treatment plant and FEMA’s reimbursement.

    The commissioners voted at their February meeting to obtain a 20-year bond to complete all phases laid out by FEMA from the 2015 storm. Robinson told the commissioners he received an email denying funding for the city’s portion of the work.

  • Rough start in '69 for Raiders turns into district, region hopefuls

    The Trimble County High School basketball team got off to a rough beginning with the onset of calendar year 1969, losing three in a row. The Raiders were overwhelmed by Henry County at home on Friday, Jan. 3. The Trimble Democrat account of the game stated “there was a certain pall of awareness about things to come, the feeling born out of observation of what was happening to Trimble’s high scoring Neil Bryan.”

  • Public records | March 14, 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 March 4 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Sheriff's log | March 14, 2019

    March 4

    9:36 a.m., death investigation, 1560 Peck Pike

    1:22 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421 at U.S. 42

    2:45 p.m., traffic stop, Watson Lane

    5:47 p.m., patrol, 152 Springhill Lane

    6:09 p.m., welfare check, 166 West St.

    6:36 p.m., knock and talk, 1312 Milton-Bedford Pike

    7:32 p.m., motorist assist, Peck Pike

    8 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 421

    8:23 p.m., traffic stop, Riverdale Drive

    10:11 p.m., traffic stop, Spring Avenue

    March 5

  • APBA brings historic Gold Cup back to Madison

    Competition for the most treasured prize in motorsports is returning locally to the banks of the Ohio River this summer after an absence of 39 years.

    The American Power Boat Association Gold Cup race will be contested during the Madison Regatta and Roostertail Festival, set for July 4-7. The history of coveted bauble, sometimes called the “Golden Goblet,” dates to 1904 when it was contested for the first time on the Hudson River in New York.