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  • GOP Presidential Caucus to be held in Henry Co.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at caucus locations in counties across the state. Trimble County Republican voters will participate in a regional caucus to be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the 4H Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds, 1106 Castle Highway, Eminence.
    Only registered Republicans are eligible to vote on March 5. Voters must have been registered Republicans by December 31, 2015.

  • Legislators: Retirement programs ‘serious issue’

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Saturday’s Legislative Town Hall meeting at the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office was full of discussion about Governor Matt Bevin’s state budget, which lawmakers received from the Executive Office last week. Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, co-hosted the meeting to address issues under consideration by the General Assembly in the current legislative session.

  • Hornback, Rand town hall Saturday

    Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) with Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford) will hold a town hall meeting at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting room in the judge-executive’s office this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11:00 a.m.

  • FEMA approves funds for Bedford storm repairs

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and city commissioners received good news this week from FEMA. They received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that after receiving all applications for Public Assistance due to the two-day downpour in July, applications had been reviewed and approved for payment of $461,168.00 to the City.

  • Circuit judge joins conversation about use of courthouse

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    In an effort to resolve conflicts with a lease agreement between Trimble County government and Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts, Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell plans to invite a facility representative from the AOC to meet locally with county officials and representatives from Alpha Energy Solutions regarding the unique qualities of the heating and air conditioning system at the Trimble County Courthouse. Alpha is a Louisville firm that routinely performs maintenance on the aging HVAC system at the facility.

  • Elisabeth Goodin brings joy to hospitalized children

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A special kind of toy drive is Elisabeth Goodin’s mission for Christmas. Each year this young lady collects new toys, gifts, personal items to deliver to UK Children’s Hospital. They are not always “just Christmas presents” they may be something needed while in the hospital or a birthday gift.

  • Sparkman arraigned on assault charge

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Joshua Sparkman was arraigned Tuesday morning in Trimble County District Court in connection with an assault on an Oldham County woman whose corpse was later found in a shallow grave in Shelby County (see accompanying story).
    Sparkman, 30, of Campbellsburg, is one of three individuals arrested on Nov. 24 in connection with the death of 34-year-old Oldham County resident Angela Hall.

  • 3 charged in connection with Shelby murder of Oldham County woman

    By Melissa Blankenship and Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    An Oldham County woman spent more than two weeks in a shallow grave in Shelby County before her remains were discovered.
    Angela Hall, 34, was identified after an autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner’s officer in an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police.

  • Meth bust nets 3 arrests

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Three individuals were arrested at a Milton residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, according to the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office.
    The Trimble County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Child Protective Services and the Trimble County EMS all became involved in an investigation out of Carroll County in which authorities there were attempting to locate a runaway juvenile, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.

  • Milton veteran spent career serving in Army

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    The military has been a part of roughly half of Wesley Verner’s life. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 1992. He left for Ft. Knox, Ky., on Aug. 13, 1992, for his basic training and also completed his Advanced Individual Training schooling at Ft. Knox.
    He retired as a staff sergeant after 20-and-a-half years of service.