Today's News

  • Public records | April 5, 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 March 26 with the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler presiding.


  • Sheriff's call log | April 5, 2018

    March 19

    4:05 p.m., property damage accident, 305 U.S. 42E

    6:17 p.m., process service, Stone Street

    6:26 p.m., process service, 2671 U.S. 421

    6:40 p.m., process service, 343 Devin Drive

    7:08 p.m., process service, 263 Agee Way

    7:14 p.m., burglar alarm, 7488 U.S. 421N

    7:43 p.m., process service, 1243 Harley Lane

    7:55 p.m., process service, 6843 U.S. 42W

    8:02 p.m., process service, Ridgetop Drive

    March 20

    1:11 p.m., domestic abuse, enroute to Madison

  • Community calendar | April 5, 2018

    Monday, April 9

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency will display the Fiscal Yer 2019 Community Service Block Grant Plan from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CAA’s office located at 3240 U.S. 421N in Bedford. This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Service Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Thursday, April 12

  • At the library | April 5, 2018

    You too can knit mittens

    Take your knitting to the next level and learn how to knit mittens at 11 a.m. Thursday. The class (ages 14 and up) meets for four weeks in the meeting room.

    Children’s maze

    Kids can run, crawl and jump through a maze at 2 p.m. Thursday in the children’s department.

    Lego Club

    Come and build at the library! The meeting room will be a kids construction zone from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

  • Senate bill was wrong way to enact pension reforms

    Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291.

    The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it through both chambers. The second, meanwhile, is the number of pages other legislators and I were somehow expected to read and understand before voting in that short timeframe.

  • Senate passes public pension reform

    The 2018 Session is quickly winding down as Thursday, March 29, marked Day 57 of the 60-day budget session. Budget negotiations are continuing with positive results and the Senate gaveled in for two days to pass a number of bills including some aimed at helping our first responders and their families. Although the amount of days left is shortening, the days in the Capitol are getting longer as we prepare to pass the Commonwealth’s two-year budget.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | April 5, 2018

    April 7, 1988 | 30 years ago

    Trimble County Water District commissioners voted to use available funds, contingent on FmHA financing, to begin the Phase III extensions and improvements to the water system. The project would provide a second well supply with a short transmission main and two distribution mains to serve 60 families. Proposed additions included Barebone Road all the way to Wises Landing and Smith Lane. The total cost was estimated at $437,000.

  • A little gospel grace for jerks like me

    The other day a coworker was telling me about the time he got a huge insurance check after his house flooded and how he learned that if you have lots of money to spend at The Home Depot they treat you as if you were of a superior species.

  • They kept the Sabbath

    This year, Easter coincided with April Fools’ Day. I have to chuckle because God gets the first laugh. When everyone thought that Jesus was dead and done, God says, “I’m not finished. Surprise! Jesus is alive!” God showed the world on that first Easter that He can fix anything.

  • Bedford fire chief talks about training, department history

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has provided essential services to the city and surrounding areas since its inception in 1959. Fire chief Will McCoy took time Tuesday to talk with Rotary about the department’s manpower, continual equipment upgrades and responding to the call.

    McCoy has been fire chief for two years and a member for 14 years. A 2002 graduate of Trimble County High School, he also worked as a prison guard in La Grange until 2010, when he was hired by Trimble County EMS.