Today's News

  • New laws taking effect across the Commonwealth

    While the approval of new laws is a wintertime activity, their actual implementation doesn’t generally take place until the much-quieter days of summer. For 2019, that date arrives on Thursday this week.

    This follows a constitutional requirement that says new laws take effect 90 days after the General Assembly completes its regular session. The only exceptions are if the law is an emergency or has a specific enactment date.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 27, 2019

    June 15, 1989

    (30 years ago)

    Jennifer Moore was crowned the 1989 Miss Trimble County Fair Queen. First runner-up was Cherona Craig, second runner-up Melinda Cark and third runner-up Teena Kelley.

  • This is love y'all

    Several weeks ago, my pastor told a story that had people whispering, “Whoa.”

    It happened years ago when a young, pregnant woman came to our church and gave her life to Jesus.

    The baby had problems developing and had to undergo an extensive delicate surgery while still in the womb.

    Our whole church was praying and praying as this miracle unfolded in front of us.

    The baby girl was born prematurely with all kinds of physical problems and went through several more surgeries and was in the hospital for months.

  • A comedy of errors

    Most people have a funny story or two about their blunders. These events are entertaining yet far between. They were humorous anecdotes to share with friends or family gatherings.

    Now imagine if you will a life plagued by unintentional physical comedy, pratfalls, verbal mishaps and the like. This is my life. It’s fortunate that I have a sense of humor. If I didn’t I would be dead of embarrassment.

  • Public records | June 20, 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 June 10 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Sheriff's log | June 20, 2019

    June 10

    8:48 a.m., motorist assist, 11000 U.S. 421 North

    10:21 a.m., traffic stop, U.S. 42 West at Sulphur-Bedford Road

    12:22 p.m., fight, Trimble County Water Company

    3:56 p.m., domestic abuse, 9867 U.S. 421 North

    June 11

    7:03 a.m., theft complaint, 57 Harley Lane

    9:27 a.m., traffic stop, Bedford

    9:42 a.m., knock-and-talk, 21 Mullins Lane

    2:49 p.m., property damage accident, 4392 Mt. Pleasant Road

    5:49 p.m., escort, Burton Hill Road

    6:06 p.m., patrol, Colbert Lane

  • Fishers celebrate 50 years

    Gregg and Mary Ann Fisher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married by the Rev. Richard DeBell at 7:45 p.m. on June 21, 1969. Their children are Stacy Pollock, Amy Fisher and Cassi Fisher.

  • Community, library and senior center events | June 20, 2019


    June 23

    Bedford Baptist Church will host its “In the Wild” Vacation Bible School program, 6:30-8:45 p.m. June 23-27. VBS will have “Amazing Encounters with Jesus” through music, missions, recreation, Bible study, crafts and more. If you need a ride, call 502-255-3240 by 5 p.m. and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number. Before leaving, parents need to complete registration. The family night and picnic begins at 6:30 p.m. June 27. at the church, 1425 U.S. 42 East, Bedford.

    June 25

  • Tokens of our guilt

    File this under “stuff you should know” — If you visit the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, it’s highly frowned upon to take home pieces of petrified wood — and it’s illegal.

    However, that doesn’t stop people from doing it.

    Evidently, they’re not aware that these contraband souvenirs are cursed.

    As far back as the 1930s, people who pocketed these pieces of wood-turned-to-stone have reported that their sticky fingers have resulted in bad luck.

  • Local students named to area dean ‘s lists


    Jefferson Community Technical College — Carrollton Campus, 1607 Hwy. 227, in Carrollton is pleased to announce the spring 2019 dean’s list for Trimble County.

    Students must maintain full-time (12 or more credit hours) status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included.