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Today's News

  • $37 billion budget doesn't do enough for those in need

    To get a better understanding of the size of Kentucky’s state budget, it may help to compare it to revenues earned by Fortune 500 companies. In that scenario, we’d be about 83rd this year, putting us ahead of Coca-Cola and American Express but a little behind Facebook and Best Buy.

  • New pastors eager to work with local community

    In this issue of the Banner and last week, you’ve had the opportunity to meet four pastors who have accepted the call to become leaders of Trimble County’s spiritual community.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | July 12, 2018

    July 14, 1988 (30 years ago)

    A crowd of 1,400 to 1,500 people gathered at the Trimble County Park for Fourth of July festivities. Entertainment consisted of a 40-minute fireworks display, the Kentucky Drifters Cloggers and Patty and the Twilighters.

  • Why is this happening?

    Have you ever been in a circumstance or situation in your life and wondered, “Why is this happening to me?” In actuality, it’s probably happened to you more than once. You find yourself in a season of change, loneliness, tragedy or a combination of these or other unfortunate circumstances.

  • Church news | July 12, 2018

    Mt. Hermon Baptist VBS

    Mt. Hermon Baptist Church will have its Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20 at the church, 3415 Palmyra Road in Bedford.

    Pleasant View Baptist VBS

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will have its Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 21.

    Mt. Byrd Christian VBS

  • The tradition of always being correct

    As the story goes, at a synagogue in Eastern Europe when the Shema (the prayer that starts out “Hear O Israel, the Lord is one…”) was recited each week, half the congregation stood with hands raised and the other half remained seated.

    Although it might not have been a problem for this congregation, it was because each half insisted that their way was the synagogue’s tradition and, therefore, the right way.

    So, each week the standers stood and yelled at the sitters to stand up and the sitters sat and yelled at the standers to sit down.

  • Horse Tale

    I have a horse named Biscuit. He’s a flashy lad with a mind of his own. He has a stripe down his back and stripes on his legs. He has a white star on his forehead and black tips on his ears. He’s even managed to sneak a bit of white below his striped, black legs.

  • Public records | July 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 June 25 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    FELONY

  • Sheriff's log | July 5, 2018

    June 25

    12:02 p.m., process service, 313 Douglas Lane

    2:39 p.m., alcohol intoxication complaint, Trout Ridge Road

    6:21 p.m., process service, 45 Hardy Creek Road

    June 26

    6:12 a.m., attempt to locate, 76 Pendleton Ave.

    8:11 a.m., personal injury accident, Sulphur-Bedford Road at U.S. 42W.

    11:42 a.m., investigative follow up, 100 Churchwood Lane

    12:37 p.m., escort, Dairy Queen

    3:14 p.m., fraud complaint, 1233 KY 36

    3:24 p.m., domestic dispute, 4405 Coopers Bottom Road

  • New Rotary assistant governor visits Bedford

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Rotary International organization is global in scope, with some 1.3 million members serving in more 160 countries. Rotary is divided into many Districts throughout, with two located in Kentucky. Bedford’s is District 6710 and is comprised of some 58 clubs with 2,700 members in central and western Kentucky. Bedford Rotary, like many rural clubs, is small with about 25 members.