Today's News

  • Strengthening family relationships during the holiday season

    There is no better time to strengthen the most important relationships in your life than the holiday season. Holidays can be very busy and stressful, but they can also be opportunities to celebrate life with the people you love. Here are some ideas for strengthening family relationships during the holidays.

  • Phomopsis seed decay and purple seed stain prevalent in harvested soybeans

    Although soybean yields have been pretty good this year, the seed quality of harvested soybeans has not been great in some areas of the state. 

    Seed diseases have been prevalent in areas that have received a lot of rain since harvest season began.  Phomopsis seed decay (usually caused by Diaporthe longicolla, formerly known as Phomopsis longicolla) and purple seed stain (caused by Cercospora kikuchii and Cercospora flagellaris) are the two main culprits of poor quality seed.

  • Tempus fugit (Time flies)

    As I age, the clock seems to be in a hurry to be done with the entire affair.

    No matter how hard I try, I can never catch up. I waste money when I buy a calendar. I never use the entire thing because the new year catches me by surprise and I completely miss the January and February pages. I’m always disappointed because I’ve lost two wonderful photos and these months can never be retrieved. Unfortunately, I don’t have the leisure to waste any time that’s zooming by at an alarming rate.

  • Rotary gets look inside agriculture investments

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Back in 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 661, a “Master Settlement Agreement” with tobacco companies in order to generate funding to support the state’s healthcare costs and drive agricultural development and diversification.

  • Trimble's history of service continues to present times

    Note: This is Part Two of a two-part series about Trimble County’s recorded involvement in military conflicts and the history of the wars.

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Korean War

    June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953

  • Census shows children's welfare still needs work

    Children have always been a primary focus for legislators and other state leaders, but there has been a renewed effort in recent months to see how we can further improve their lives, especially those facing the toughest challenges.

    Through most of last year, for example, the state House had a bipartisan task force looking for ways to streamline foster care and the adoption process, with the goal of putting displaced children in a loving home more quickly.

  • Environment still important despite backseat place in this year’s election campaign rhetoric


    Were the words “our environment” ever mentioned during the recent bombardment of political ads and speeches we suffered through?

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | Nov. 15, 2018

    Nov. 17, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    The Trimble County Public Library Board of Trustees had a ceremony Oct. 29 to dedicate the completed addition to the library. The expansion, measuring 800 square feet, added a meeting room, projection room, kitchenette and restrooms. It was named in honor of C.A. Hollowell, who was a vital force in getting funds for construction of the library building in 1975.

  • Community, library and senior events calendar | Nov. 8, 2018


    Nov. 8

    The Trimble County Junior/Senior High School will honor area veterans with a recognition program at 2 p.m. in the gym. All veterans are invited to attend.

    Milton City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Nov. 9

    Bedford Elementary’s Veterans Day program starts at 9 a.m. at the school. Coffee and doughnuts for veterans will be served from 8:30 a.m. until the program starts.

    Nov. 10

  • Public records | Nov. 8, 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 Oct. 29 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.