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Today's News

  • TCMS BETA Club visits Rotary

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Seventeen students from the Trimble County Middle School BETA Club and the club’s sponsor, Crystal Harris, talked about projects and plans for competitions during a visit to the Bedford Rotary Club March 20.

  • Navigating the supermarket bread aisle

    Sandwich bread is usually one of the first items to go on the grocery list. But with all the options in the bread aisle, it’s easy to become overwhelmed trying to choose the healthiest option for you and your family. Words commonly seen on bread labels include natural, multi-grain, whole grain, whole wheat, enriched and no added sugar. The list doesn’t stop there. What does it all mean?

  • Super Sized

    Horses do everything in a big way. Everything about a horse is huge. Mine are about 1,500 pounds each, which falls into the big range.

  • Auditor: Concerns in sheriff's fee account for 2016, '17

    Three concerns about the sheriff’s fee account were made public as State Auditor Mike Harmon released audits Thursday for 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

    The audits are for the time period in both years that the office was under the leadership of former Sheriff Tim Coons. The 2017 audit concludes on March 8, the day Coons died.

  • Delivering a smile

    BY HILDA PARRISH

    How many of us have watched a viral video on social media of babies and their antics and not smiled? Both babies and animals are extremely entertaining and can take us away from the drama of life.

    The medical field has long recognized the advantage of pet therapy in the treatment for dementia and Alzheimer patients. Pets and babies calm patients when they are upset. It allows them to go back in time and connect with something long forgotten.

  • City to spend up to $15K on sewer repairs

    BY JACOB BLAIR AND HILDA PARRISH

    Bedford City Commissioners met March 20 in the warm confines of meeting room at City Hall as big flakes of snow, with some sleet pellets mixed in, came down outside.

    The March 20 meeting was geared to problems with the wastewater treatment plant and the lift stations. Public Works Director Jim Hoskins drew pictures for the other commissioners to help illustrate the work that needed to be done, Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock said.

  • Battle lines: How Trimble defines magisterial districts

    All of the signs in front yards and fields along the main roads can only mean one thing: It’s county election season in Trimble County.

    With a lot of candidates on the slate this primary, some have asked about what district they live in, which either narrows or widens their crop of candidates to pick from for elected positions like magistrate or constable.

  • Public records | March 29, 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.

  • Community calendar | March 29, 2018

    Thursday, March 29

    Essential Herbs, part of the “DIY” series sponsored by the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County Extension Service, starts at 6 p.m. at the library. The class is free, although the extension service requests that RSVPs be made by calling the extension office at 502-255-7188.

    Friday, March 30

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will have its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 30.

    Sunday, April 1

  • At the Library | March 29, 2018

    Essential herbs

    Learn about herbs you can grow and use in foods and for health at 6 p.m. today. Attendees will plants small herb pots to take home. Sponsored by the library and the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office. The event will take place in the library meeting room.

    POV films