Today's News

  • Remain thankful through failure

    Recently, I attended a leadership summit with a slate of world-class, successful leaders as speakers.

    Most, if not all, talked about their failures and how they value them.

    Bear Grylls, a British former SAS serviceman and survivalist who once climbed Mt. Everest, talked about how he failed his first attempt at joining the elite SAS and how it only made him work harder and made him a better soldier.

  • Reducing foodborne illness risk

    Foodborne illnesses and food recalls due to contamination are constantly in the news. Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated food.  While you cannot completely prevent foodborne illnesses, you can reduce your risk by practicing good food safety at home.

  • Sheriff's log | Aug. 15, 2019

    Aug. 5

    12:42 p.m., property damage accident, U.S. 421 North

    3:16 p.m., property damage accident, KY 36

    4:01 p.m., property dispute, 2984 Palmyra Road

    5:18 p.m., EPO service, 116 Hilltop Lane

    5:36 p.m., overdose, 10430 U.S. 421 North

    5:52 p.m., threat complaint, 113 Hilltop Lane

    5:55 p.m., intoxicated person, 1425 U.S. 42 East

    Aug. 6

    8:44 a.m., welfare check, 140 Fairground Road

    1:38 p.m., process service, 116 Hilltop Lane

    5:39 p.m., welfare check, 379 Douglas Lane

  • Public records | Aug. 15, 2019

    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 Aug. 5 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Community, library and senior center events | Aug. 15, 2019

    Aug. 17

    The Trimble County Historical Society will meet at its research room, 68 Wentworth Ave. in Bedford. Everyone is invited to attend. Plans will be finalized for the six-county picnic during the meeting.

    Aug. 21

    The Simply Sharing Homemaker Group will take a field trip to the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville with lunch at Cafe Classico afterward. Please RSVP by calling 502-255-7188 by Aug. 19.

    Sept. 4

  • 100th cadet class another milestone for Kentucky State Police

    Early this month, Kentucky State Police announced it was now accepting applications for what will be its 100th class of cadets, a major milestone for an agency that officially turned 70 last year.

    KSP began when state leaders decided that the Kentucky Highway Patrol, which began in the 1930s, needed to expand its scope and do more to help complement the work done by city and county law enforcement.

    There were about 200 officers who made the transition, and they earned a salary that would be the equivalent of around $20,000 today.

  • Making a tough decision today can help preserve Trimble County's potential

    As a concerned citizen of Trimble County, and someone who has lived in a lot of other places, I want to make my pitch for planning and zoning.

    I know. It may as well be a four-letter word. But then, I like four-letter words. If you ask my husband, Patter McLaughlin, he’ll tell you that I use them. Often. But that’s beside the point.

  • Good news for those crushed in spirit; God is on your side

    For the past several months I’ve been helping out a friend by posting inspirational content on a Face-book page she started called A Place of Grace, for people who struggle with drug addiction and also for their families.

    Every day I search the internet for messages of hope and encouragement for those who feel especially hopeless and discouraged, words and images that might help broken and struggling people.

  • Back to school for youth

    Summertime is ending, which can be sad, but it comes with the excitement of going back to school. It is okay if you feel nervous or scared for the first day of school. Many kids feel nervous about going to a new classroom or new school with new teachers and new friends.

    However, after you start your new school routine, those worries will go away. If those feelings do not stop, talk to your mom, dad, teacher, or school counselor.

  • O'Neals to celebrate 50-year anniversary

    Darrell and Lisa O’Neal will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 9.

    They were married by the Rev. Clayton Rock at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. They have two children: Darrin O’Neal and Carolee Kunkel. They also have six grandchildren: Brennan, Evan and Kinley Kunkel, and Mason, Peyton and Sophie O’Neal.