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Today's News

  • Banner welcomes office manager

    The new cheery voice answering the telephone at The Trimble Banner office belongs to Carla Kidwell, who began her new duties last week as Office Manager at this newspaper. Carla is the new face at the front desk following the recent retirement of Hilda Parrish.

  • School board ends 2012 with overview of student safety

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Along with end of year updates, the Trimble County Schools Board of Education heard the latest on school safety precautions against intruders on campus.

    Just days following the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Assistant Superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson discussed the district’s reaction with the school board.

  • Parrish retires after 14 years as Banner office manager

    It’s the end of an era at The Trimble Banner, as office manager Hilda Parrish heads off into retirement Jan. 1.

    Parrish started working at the Banner on June 30, 1997, after working 10 years at the nursing home in Bedford. Since then, she has worked alongside five editors [including this writer], helping to put out the weekly newspaper that covers Trimble County.

  • LOOKING BACK

    50 years ago (Jan. 3, 1963)

    The January term of Trimble County Circuit Court convenes Monday morning (Jan. 7). Several matters are set for trial on the first day of court, all in variety: shooting with intent to kill, forgery, cemetery mutilation, robbery, etc., and Commonwealth’s Attorney James F. Thomas intimates that several other matters may be delved into during the scheduled time, such as settlements for damages caused in wrecks.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?
  • Lady Raiders end loss streak

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders returned to top form in the wake of three straight losses, defeating host Burgin 64-55 in the Herrington Lake All-A Classic holiday tournament Thursday.

    “In the first half it was a game of back and forth,” Trimble Head Coach Kerrie Stewart said Friday. “We had three girls – Jessie Dunlap, Erin Gonterman and Mila Consley – on the bench early in foul trouble.”

  • Schools garner ‘Race to Top’ funds

    The Trimble County School System is among applicants – representing 55 school districts across 11 states and Washington, D.C. – that have won the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition.
    More than 20 of those districts that won are in Kentucky.

    “We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Race To the Top Grant,” Trimble Superintendent Marcia Dunaway said. “We do not have specific guidelines of what the details for the grant will be.”

  • Rational input and reasonable action

    From The News-Enterprise

    With a horrified nation, our hearts are broken and tears have been shed for the 20 children and six teachers and administrators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In the days since the sickening Dec. 14 shootings, the outcry continues for a national conversation on what must be done to curb such mass killings.

  • Raiders riding high with four-game win streak

    The Trimble County Raiders were riding a four-game winning streak into the second round of the Silver Grove Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, following a first-round, 75-72 win over the host school Thursday night.

    The Raiders fronted 13-10 after a quarter of play and continued to hold a three-point (36-33) advantage at halftime. Trimble spread the margin to 57-44 after three quarters of play, but the Big Trains (yes, that’s the Silver Grove mascot) came chugging back to outscore Trimble 28-18 in the final eight minutes for the eventual three-point margin.

  • PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW