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Today's News

  • Rotary welcomes new member Sue Ward

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Rotary club is happy to welcome new member Sue Ward to our ranks this June. Sue, along with fellow new member Dave Marye (see previous Banner article from June 14), bring rich life and career experiences to add to our diversified group of community involved individuals.

  • Sheriff's log | June 21, 2018

    June 11

    9:11 a.m., escort, Franklin County, Ind.

    11:06 a.m., property dispute, 2560 New Hope Road

    11:40 a.m., miscellaneous traffic, 219 Church St.

    4:03 p.m., property damage accident, 2660 U.S. 42E

    June 12

    8:55 a.m., abandoned vehicle, 885 Palmyra Road

    9:46 a.m., welfare check, 1116 Stark Lane

    5:30 p.m., process service, 3796 U.S. 42W

    5:34 p.m., process service, 1111 Hardy Creek Road

    5:56 p.m., process service, 2230 Palmyra Road

  • Public records | June 21, 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 11 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.

    FELONY

  • Tax increase for nearly 20 services begins July 1

    BY RICK RAND

    We may not think of mid-summer as tax season, but it’s something to keep in mind as an array of major changes in the state tax code is just days away from officially becoming law.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | June 21, 2018

    June 23, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Jeana Beth Powell was crowned 1988 Miss Trimble County. The 17-year-old daughter of Suzanne Powell and Billy Joe Powell was chosen from among seven other contestants. Master of Ceremonies for the contest was WHAS personality Fred Wiche.

    A record crowd attended last week’s “Best of Kentucky” Trimble County Fair. The event drew 557 at the gate Tuesday, 606 people Wednesday, 702 Thursday, 950 Friday and more than 932 people Saturday.

  • Summertime
  • Fighting the battle with chiggers

    It’s chigger time across Kentucky. Just talking about them may make you itch. Chiggers are actually the immature stage of certain mite species. You’ll find them most often in overgrown, bushy areas. They also congregate in shady, humid areas near stream banks, under or around shade trees or in berry thickets.

    After hatching, larvae crawl around until they find and attach to a suitable host. In addition to humans, chiggers feed on a variety of wild and domestic animals, including snakes, turtles, birds, rodents and domestic pets such as dogs and cats.

  • Summertime fun without breaking the bank

    After a snowy, cold winter and a spring filled with heavy rain and thunderstorms, it’s no surprise that Kentuckians are welcoming the arrival of summer. With that excitement, however, comes the temptation to overspend. Between rising gas and grocery prices, vacations and extra expenses for summer outings such as golf, the community pool or summer camp, it can be easy to splurge. Learning simple ways to stretch your dollar will help your family enjoy the excess of summertime without breaking the bank.

  • High school selects Isley for athletic director role

    Going into his third season as head basketball coach, Mike Isley will also have another hat to wear: Athletic director for Trimble County High School.

    Isley, who has been employed with the district since 2002 and teaches physical education at both Milton and Bedford elementary schools, is taking over the role following the retirement of Frank Ragland. Ragland also talked to Isley about the role before he decided to pursue the vacancy.

  • Never underestimate the 401(k) company match

    Long gone are the days of companies offering monthly pensions to their retirees. While there are still some baby-boomers that have been grandfathered into these pension plans, most are left with only 401(k) plans. So, what’s the deal? Are matching contributions into a 401(k) plan better or worse than a company pension for the employee? Why does it appear that the younger generation is left out in the dark when it comes to a company pension? The fact is, depending on your specific company’s matching contributions, having a 401(k) might be better for you in the long run.