Today's News

  • What kind of branch are you?

    Slowly the weather is, and will be, getting warmer here in Kentucky. People are planting flowers and preparing their gardens.

    In Oregon, where I grew up, as the weather warms, the vineyards of northwest Oregon become beautifully green and luscious. The scenes are very similar to what the land of ancient Israel must have looked like in Jesus’ era. In Jesus’ day the wine industry was vital to Israel’s economy.

  • Economics tell a tale of multiple Kentuckys

    In one sense, Kentucky’s economy personifies the classic question that has long divided optimists and pessimists: Is our glass half full, or half empty?

    On the bright side, we’ve placed first or second among the states for the past four years when counting the per-capita number of large economic-development announcements. Site Selection magazine compiles the rankings, which look at projects that meet or exceed at least one of three criteria: $1 million in capital investment, 20 new jobs or 20,000 square feet of new floor space.

  • Looking Back & Do You Remember | May 3, 2018

    May 5, 1988 (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court awarded its bid for establishing a cable television franchise to Centel. The company offered 4.5 percent in gross revenue returns to the county and guaranteed service to 555 homes, in areas with at least 13 homes per mile. Customers could have service as early as the end of August.

  • Public records | April 19, 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 April 9 by the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler.


  • Sheriff's call log | April 19, 2018

    April 9

    8:39 a.m., property damage accident, U.S. 42W at Ralston’s Excavating

    10:18 a.m., breaking and entering, 200 Cutshaw Lane

    3:43 p.m., suspicious vehicle, 840 Louden Lane

    5:56 p.m., emergency protective order service, 711 Devin Drive

    6:35 p.m., disturbance, 50 Shepherd Lane

    April 10

    12:55 p.m., escort, Dawkins Road

    2:01 p.m., motorist assist, 6497 KY 36

    4:30 p.m., mentally ill person, 2241 U.S. 42E

    9:22 p.m., property damage accident, U.S. 42 at Button Ridge Road

  • At the library | April 19, 2018

    Earth Day tree giveaway

    In honor of Earth Day, the Trimble County Library will be giving away Roughleaf Dogwood and Chestnut Oak trees. These native trees provide food and cover for local animals as well as being important plants for local pollinators. Trees can be picked up from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday. Limit two trees per person.

    Yoga with Katey

  • Community calendar | April 19, 2018

    Thursday, April 19

    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 in Bedford. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

  • New law will apply sales tax to 17 various services

    As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.

  • Last time filing taxes under 'arcane' federal system

    This time of year, Americans are taking part in an annual headache-inducing ritual: filing their income tax returns. Most of us dread completing this complicated paperwork and writing a check to the IRS each year, particularly under the current arcane federal tax system. Thankfully, as a result of the historic overhaul of the federal tax code, this is the last time that you will have to file under the outdated and expensive system that has held our country back for far too long.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember?

    April 21, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky’s counties at 3.9 percent. However, local officials and University of Kentucky agricultural economists disputed the number. The economists cited problems with the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures the rate results in statistics lower than true unemployment.