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Today's News

  • Learning from the past

    It has been said, “history repeats itself.” I think that this is more than a random statement that someone made in the past. I believe there is truth spoken in these words. In fact, the Bible is full of history that would agree with this statement.

    Across centuries of time history records many accounts that seem to eventually be repeated again and again. One would think that by the 21st century, man would be wiser and more intelligent by having looked at the past with greater respect.

  • The other two 'great' prayers

    Lately, I’ve reconnected with a young woman I met years ago.

    In the past month or so she has rediscovered God. She said for many years she hadn’t believed, or maybe she believed but had put God in a back closet somewhere and shut the door.

    But recently, she opened the door to him and she contacted me to tell me about it. Ever since then she and I have been having conversations about faith and prayer and the love of God.

  • Church news | June 28, 2018

    Hymn sing

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at Campbellsburg Baptist Church, 8320 Main St., in Campbellsburg.

    Milton Methodist VBS

    Milton United Methodist Church will have its Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-13 for preschool children through sixth grade. Pre-registration will be 5-6 p.m. July 8 and a family picnic will be at 6:30 p.m. July 13. For more info, call Beth at 859-613-2238.

  • School enrollment is critical to community

    The number of students in seats is absolutely essential in all forms of education, whether it’s in a county school district dependent on SEEK funding or a regional university that has to keep pleading a case for funding during the General Assembly each biennium.

  • Public-pension ruling affirms need for government transparency

    For those of us who opposed this year’s public-pension bill, the court ruling that struck it down last Wednesday was cause for celebration. It also re-affirmed something even more important: The people of Kentucky should never be shut out of the legislative process.

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s opinion is just the latest – but not the last – step in a saga that has been going on for more than a year. The Kentucky Supreme Court will ultimately decide the law’s fate in the weeks ahead.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 28, 2018

    June 30, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Jeanette McCreary, the daughter of John McCreary of Bedford and Diana McCreary of Lebanon Junction, was crowned Miss Madison Regatta. As Miss Regatta, she had the honor of presiding over the week of events, helping judge parade floats and presenting the trophy to the winning hydroplane driver.

    The Trimble County Board of Education, following the recommendation of J.W. Sachleben, voted to increase classified salaries 20 cents per hour to each level, with 10 cents per hour added between levels.

  • County fair action begins Monday

    For one week only, the Trimble County Park will be transformed into a scene of glowing lights, carnival rides, pageants and more as the Trimble County Fair takes center stage.

    Running Monday through Saturday, June 30, this year’s fair is full of pageants, livestock shows, entertainment, motorsports and a couple of new additions for 2018.

  • Fiscal court to have special meeting with AOC officials

    Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting didn’t answer any questions about the Administrative Office of the Courts reimbursement discussed in May, but there should be more answers than questions after a special-called meeting later this month.

    “The AOC wants to meet with us here,” Judge-Executive Jerry Powell said. The special meeting will be at 1 p.m. June 29 at the Trimble County Fiscal Court Building.

  • Commissioners support resolution naming walkway

    BY TODD POLLOCK | The Trimble Banner

    The pedestrian walkway on the Milton-Madison Bridge is one step closer to being named for two Trimble countians.

  • Crew cleans up family cemetery

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    The sun rose brightly on June 9, as family and friends came together to clear the Craig-Onstott-Gill Cemetery of weeds and debris.