Today's News

  • The star of Bethlehem

    In Matthew 2, we read about the Magi, more commonly known as the Wise Men.

    These men traveled a great distance because of a bright, shining star. They knew that this star was shining because a King had been born in Israel and they wanted to worship this newborn King. When they finally arrived in Bethlehem they went to the house where the star stood over and worshipped the young child Jesus. They gave expensive gifts to the family in honor of Jesus.

  • Silent Night turns 200

    This Christmas Eve of 2018 marks the bicentennial of the first performance of “Silent Night,” the Christmas carol beloved by millions around the world.

    Many legends have circulated down through the years about the origins of this Christmas hymn — that it was written in one or two days by two men, first performed with guitar accompaniment because church mice had destroyed the bellows of the church organ and largely forgotten for many years after its first performance.

  • 'Light and life to all He brings'

    When I was a kid, my family observed Advent, lighting the candles on a traditional evergreen wreath.

    Because there’s four of us kids, we each got to light one of the four candles, one candle for each of the four weeks in Advent.

    The first candle represents hope; the second, peace; the third, love and the fourth is joy. A center candle is the Christ candle — Jesus, the light of the world.

    My dad made the base of the wreath, because he’s awesome and can make anything, and he’d read prayers out of a booklet as we lit the candles.

  • Raiders take homecoming win, fall to Franklin, South Oldham

    After Trimble’s win over the North Oldham Mustangs, the Raiders returned home and pulled off a 74-55 victory over the Eminence Warriors.

    Reece Webster, who scored 29 points during the Mustangs matchup, led the Raiders offense again against the Warriors with 28 points. Evan Stevens scored 18 points, Ben Stevens with 11 points, Dylan Jennings five, Ryan Long four, Logan Clifford, Will Kunselman, Austin Cissell and Grant Weaver with two points each.

  • Lady Raiders pick up season's second win in Southwestern game

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders under the direction of head coach Kerrie Stewart picked up its second win of the young basketball season Saturday, claiming a 58-43 victory over the visiting Southwestern Lady Rebels of Hanover, Indiana.

    It was a close contest early with Trimble trailing throughout much of the first half. Southwestern held a 15-13 edge after the first eight minutes of play and although Trimble led briefly 17-15 at the six minute mark in the second quarter the Lady Rebels reclaimed the lead and held a 24-21 advantage at halftime.

  • Wintertime is family time

    The winter months are a great time to catch up on much needed family time. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, you cannot get outdoors as much, but around your home you have plenty of indoor activities to do with your children that can create a meaningful family experience and lots of wonderful memories.

  • Life insurance...for the living?
  • Public records | Dec. 13, 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 Dec. 3 by the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler.


  • Sheriff's log | Dec. 13, 2018

    Dec. 3

    11:18 a.m., EMS assist, 24 U.S. 421 North

    12:24 p.m., property dispute, 2100 Palmyra Road

    1:10 p.m., alarm, 1425 Bells Ridge Road

    3:28 p.m., lockout, LG&E power plant

    Dec. 4

    12:37 p.m., for informational purposes, en route to Jefferson County Jail

    5:15 p.m., process service, 1649 Stauffer Drive and U.S. 42 West

    8:48 p.m., suspicious vehicle, Fairground Road

    Dec. 6

    12:02 p.m., property damage accident, 24 U.S. 421 North

    Dec. 7

  • Community and library events | Dec. 13, 2018


    Dec. 13

    Milton City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

    Dec. 14

    Bedford Christian Church will present its annual Christmas play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at the church, 209 U.S. 42 in Bedford. The play is free and open to the public.

    Dec. 17

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.