Today's News

  • Balanced budget, enrollment among district's good news

    Dear readers,

    I would like to share some very good news with you about the school district this week. The first item of good news is that Trimble County Public Schools, for the second year consecutively, has a balanced budget. It was a struggle to get there as we went through the legislative session in the spring and had more than $300,000 cut from our state revenue. Once again, however, the consolidation of our middle and high school buildings back in 2016 has been extremely helpful in allowing us to efficiently use our resources over the past two years.

  • Annual picnic tradition continues for several local historical societies

    The Trimble County Historical Society was formed in 1977. As the founding members began researching those who settled here they had to reach out to other counties to get the beginnings. The members of societies in other counties came together and decided to have an annual picnic to bond with one another.

  • Asian long-horned ticks keep popping up across US

    Asian long-horned ticks are small, reddish brown ticks with no distinctive markings to aid in quick recognition. Unfed adults are smaller (3 to 4 mm long) than the other hard ticks we commonly encounter.

  • Making end-of-life wishes clear to family members

    Unless you talk about it or document your end-of-life wishes, most family’s will not know what you want and this can cause a lot of stress and anxiety on family members.

    Written records of patient wishes can improve quality of end-of-life care and help a person die with dignity.  Conversation Project is a public engagement campaign to promote end-of-life planning discussions.  According to AARP, the following steps may help you begin the conversation:

  • Waterworks on Wheels

    I’ve had more ludicrous surprises while driving than most people I know. Of course ludicrous surprises in any setting are my forte. I’ve become tentative at the wheel because I never know what’s coming next. What I do know is it will be unexpected.

  • Are all financial advisors created equal?


    Recently one of my clients received in the mail a private dinner invitation from a financial advisor. The advisor claimed that he will show attendees how to keep their money safe from market declines and provide a way to receive a lifetime income that can’t be outlived.

  • Lady Raiders unsuccessful in search for victory at home

    Last week’s three-game home stand for the Lady Raiders didn’t offer much of a home court advantage, falling in matches to Oldham County, Gallatin County and Williamstown.

    Oldham County

    The Lady Raiders varsity squad opened the three-game home stay with a match against the Lady Colonels. However, the team struggled, failing to finish a set with a double digit score. The Lady Colonels won 3-0, with scores of 25-9, 25-7 and 25-6.

  • There's no time like now to embrace the present

    We are all overwhelmed these days. We are focused on what happened yesterday and what is going to happen tomorrow. We often forget to stop and focus on the present moment we are in. When we try to focus on the present we feel inspired and happy. It is not an easy journey. Here are some ideas to move forward along this path.

  • Thanks in trials, thanks in tribulations and troubles

    Last week I spoke at a women’s luncheon at a local church.

    The woman who invited me told me that their theme was thankfulness.

    That was several months ago when the sky was blue, the humidity was low and I think someone brought in cake to work that day, so of course I said I’d love to talk about being thankful.

    After all, it’s easy to give thanks when all is well.

    And then in the weeks leading up to my talk, life just sort of fell apart. In many ways it feels like the gates of hell opened up and dumped on my family.

  • Public records | Sept. 20, 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 Sept. 10 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.