Today's News

  • At the library | Aug. 30, 2018

    Sept. 3

    The library will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

    Sept. 4

    Beginning Sign Language: Learn how to communicate with basic sign language. Every Tuesday evening in September and October, Jackie Wade and Lydia Cowen will teach students the sign alphabet, basic signs and about deaf culture. This series will be helpful for everyone in community and is open to ages 10 and up. The fun, beginner class will take place at 7 p.m. in the Trimble County Library meeting room.

    Sept. 5

  • Economic growth is promising for Kentuckians

    Kentucky’s economy is surging forward. After nearly a decade of sluggish growth, Republican leadership in both Washington and Frankfort is helping encourage job creation and economic opportunity.

    This is certainly promising news. However, 84 percent of Kentucky employers also reported last year that they couldn’t find enough qualified workers to fill all the job openings that have been created. One estimate showed there are more than 248,000 annual job openings in Kentucky – many with salaries far above average – in need of skilled workers.

  • Kentucky's hard work makes a difference

    There are several holidays each year that are distinctly American – from Memorial Day and the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving – but only one celebrates the hard work that made us who we are: Labor Day.

    It is often seen as the unofficial end to the summer, but it’s important to look beyond that as we celebrate the upcoming three-day weekend.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | Aug. 30, 2018

    Sept. 1, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Hallie Morris of Milton celebrated her 94th birthday on Sept. 1. Morris was a lifelong Trimble County resident, except for a year she resided in Florida. Morris was still doing her own housekeeping, laundering and cooking. She was a member of the Milton United Methodist, going “every time the doors were open,” said her friend Thelma McCord.

    Dave Gosman from Gosmans, Inc. in Madison, Ind. was awarded a bid to construct a shelter house at the county park for $12,400.

  • It might be small graces but it's still grace

    Have you seen grace lately?

    That was a question posed in 1996 by the editor of the now-defunct Virtue magazine, a Christian women’s magazine I used to write for.

    The editor, Jeanette Thomason, once spent several weeks chronicling the stopping spots of railroad tramps in Spokane, Washington.

    She’d make her way past rows of abandoned buildings and find discarded wine bottles and chicken bones, cold campfires and cardboard lean-tos.

  • Going to summer school

    I don’t know about you, but I never had to go to summer school when I was of school age. However, I always worried about it!

  • Lady Raiders defeat rival Lady Panthers at home


    The Trimble Banner

    With three home losses already this season, the Lady Raiders were looking to turn things around as the Carroll County Lady Panthers traveled to Bedford on Aug. 22.

    They did just that with the varsity Lady Raiders squad pulling off the victory 2-0 with a score of 25-14 in each set.

    “They played awesome,” said Lady Raiders head coach Vanita Fogle. “This was the team that was at the (Frankfort Invitational) tournament. They pulled it together tonight.”

  • Reducing stress through mindfulness

    Fingers holding cell phones. Constant updates via social media. 24-7 news alerts. Demands from work and home help create a world that is full of noise, chaos and all kinds of stressors that bombard us each day. Sometimes, we can get caught up in these stressors or events and allow them to take control over our lives and reduce our quality of life. Next time you are faced with a particularly stressful encounter or situation, try using mindfulness to reduce your stress and return your focus to what is important to you.

  • Swinging clubs to support causes across counties

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    A final score of 69 (no bogies, three birdies) was good but not near good enough for the Bedford Rotary Club to bring home any trophies from Ohio Valley United Charities (OVUC) golf scramble last week at Henry County Country Club.

  • Fisher gives update on Apple Festival preparations

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    For many of us attending and enjoying the Trimble County Apple Festival, we remain unaware of the great deal of volunteer work that goes into creating this successful, annual activity.