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Today's News

  • Milton to tackle new water service policy

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    The Trimble Banner

    Due to chronic inconsistency in recent years, the Milton City Commission will soon hash out a new water service policy.

    At the monthly meeting held Sept. 13, Commissioner Jerry Harmon asked for an extra open meeting this month to start work on the City’s new water policy. Among other items, commissioners will address lifetime adjustments, service deposits and reconnection, as well as “cold check” policies.

  • Police eradicate pot crop valued at $280,000

    Local law enforcement officers from the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police confiscated and destroyed a crop of what Sheriff Tim Coons termed “very high quality” marijuana with a street value of $280,000 on Monday, Sept. 10.

    “There are suspects in this case,” Coons said. “This is an ongoing investigation. It’s still an open case.”

  • 2012 Trimble County Apple Festival
  • Shall we brag?

    One of my favorite stories is the one where my friend Mike announced that he had given up pride for Lent.

    He was so proud of his decision, couldn’t wait to start. Just knew he’d nail it.

    That was about seven or so years ago and we still laugh about it.

  • Festival Entertainment
  • TC young adults can get help obtaining GEDs, college and jobs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Out-of-school youth, ages 16-21, in Trimble County now can get tutoring assistance and financial incentives to complete their GEDs through the expanded services of the  KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center. Young adults in the county also can explore financial assistance for college and job training, receive career counseling and get help applying for college and job training.

  • Middle school salutes Sixth Grade Students of Month

    The staff of Trimble County Middle School would like to recognize the following Students of the Month, Teacher of the Month, and Staff Member of the Month. If you see these folks please congratulate them. TCMS is proud of the students and staff and all their hard work and dedication.

  • Master Stocker Program to be offered for beef producers

    Beef producers seeking to add more value to their livestock, may want to attend the Master Stocker Program, scheduled to begin on October 25. The Kentucky Master Stocker Program is an educational program that is open to any beef producer who is involved in, or interested in, stocker cattle. This program includes eight classroom sessions. Topics covered will improve your understanding of best management recommendations for stocker and backgrounding operations.

  • National Fall Prevention Day

    Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling and being seriously injured by a fall increases with age.  One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, causing the majority of injury and injury-related deaths among seniors.  National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is the first day of fall, Sept 22.  This day brings attention to the seriousness of falls and the ways to prevent them.  

    Four simple ways to reduce the risk of a fall include exercise, healthy vision, safe home environments and smart medication usage.  

  • USDA extends emergency grazing to assist drought farmers

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres, freeing up forage and feed for farmers looking to recover from this challenging time of being impacted by the drought.