Today's News

  • The Lions of March

    March is a peculiar month, even by my standards. It’s unpredictable, temperamental and completely dishonest. No other month is associated with lions, lambs and madness. Not one of the other eleven warned Caesar to “beware the Ides (15th) of March.” Not one of the other eleven is that creepy.

  • It's difficult playing chess in a hurricane

    In describing a child attempting to be a successful student after being a victim of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Dr. Kenneth Fox said, “it’s like trying to play chess in the middle of a hurricane.”

    A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing more than a million neural connections each second.

    The development of the brain is influenced by many factors, including a child’s relationships, experiences and environment.

  • Which 401(k) to invest in? A look at pre-tax and Roth contributions

    Many companies are offering both Pre-tax 401k and After-tax 401k Roth contributions within the company retirement plan. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is which one is the best for me to invest? The answer depends on your personal situation but, let me help shed some light so you can hopefully make an informed decision for your investments.

  • New coach, new players look for fresh start in 2019

    Following the retirement of long-time coach Frank Ragland and the departure of several experienced Raiders during transfers after canceling football last season, new head coach Brent Taylor and the 2019 Trimble County Raiders have an uphill battle to face.

    But Taylor said the team is ready for the challenge.

  • Do You Remember? | March 7, 2019

    Editor's Note: Because of a technical issue, the regular Looking Back column was omitted from the March 7 edition. Our hope is to run two weeks worth of the column in the next edition.

  • Raiders reflect on historic 1968-69 basketball season

    In the fall of 1968, President Lyndon Baines Johnson occupied the White House during the height of a conflict to prevent communism from taking over South Vietnam in Southeast Asia. A group of young men from Trimble County had become engaged in that war in October with the Kentucky National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, based in Carrollton. Other Trimble countians were combatants in that war with various military units.

  • Bedford Rotary selects Haney as annual speech contest winner

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Kentucky Rotary District 6710 is now completing its 25th annual speech contest, with the Bedford club as one of the 56 clubs participating once again. The contest is an opportunity for students to hone their speaking skills, and win prize money. Club level contests are part of a four-part program, with contests at sectional, regional and finally district-level programs completed each spring.

  • Blair to lead Banner, News-Democrat in new dual editor role

    Today’s paper is a return to where a professional career began for Trimble Banner editor Jacob Blair.

    Following the departure of editor Kristin Beck, Blair assumes the editor’s role at The News-Democrat and will continue in the role at the Bedford newspaper. He served as a summer intern for The News-Democrat back in the summer of 2014. He has been a contributing writer for several stories since taking over as Trimble Banner editor in his hometown last year.

  • Sheriff's log | March 7, 2019

    Feb. 18

    7:32 a.m., for informational purposes, Morton Ridge Road

    9:26 a.m., process service, 1583 Mt. Pleasant Road

    12:09 p.m., property damage accident, U.S. 42 West

    12:23 p.m., disturbance, Spring Avenue

    1:05 p.m., welfare check, Kuhlman Lane

    2:44 p.m., abandoned vehicle, 2674 U.S. 421 South

    4:16 p.m., animal complaint, Starks Lane

    5:28 p.m., investigative follow-up, 599 Cutshaw Lane

    6:22 p.m., traffic hazard, U.S. 421

    6:37 p.m., investigative follow-up, Hardy Creek Road

  • Public records | March 7, 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 Feb. 25, 2019, by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.