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  • Trimble court to test electronic filing system

    Trimble and neighboring Oldham and Henry counties will test a new electronic filing system for the state’s court system, area judges announced last week.

    The three counties make up the 12th Circuit in Kentucky, which is only the third circuit in the state to launch e-filing for civic cases, District Judge Jerry Crosby said.

    The new program will allow court clerks to enter motions, filings and other legal documents electronically, allowing for the start of a transition away from the expense of paper, he said.

  • Milton to seek bids for riverside restrooms

    The Milton City Commission will soon advertise for bids from contractors seeking to build a new riverfront restroom at the Milton boat ramp on Ferry Street. The announcement was made during Thursday’s commission meeting.

  • Vampires, witches don’t scare local author

    A local woman is the proud new author of a book entitled “The Grey Curse,” a paranormal romance published Aug. 29.

    Christina McClellan, a.k.a. Krista Kelley, is a mother, wife and now a full-time writer who is excited to share her talent and love for writing.

    The 2009 Trimble County High School graduate is the daughter of Mike Albert of Bedford.

    Filled with suspense, romance, vampires, witches and a mysterious curse, this story is sure to top many Christmas lists this year.

  • Fiscal Court has first reading on insurance tax increase

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court convened for their first meeting of 2015 Monday evening. Judge-Executive Jerry Powell recognized Crystal Heinz as the new county attorney and two newly elected magistrates, Don McCarty (district 4) and Kenny Green (district 2). Following the opening proceedings and regular formalities, the court agreed to re-appoint Regina Rand to the position of County Treasurer.

  • Locals offer feedback on bridge alternatives

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Local residents were introduced to three alternatives for traffic improvements on the approach to the new Milton-Madison Bridge during a public information meeting Thursday at the Milton Elementary School. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted the meeting, the purpose of which was to get public feedback on the three alternatives.
    The goals of the potential improvement to the Kentucky approach to the bridge are:
    l reduce traffic congestion
    l accommodate truck traffic with a wider pavement width

  • Chorus formed at Trimble County Middle School

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Eighth grade reading teacher Erin Liter has formed a choir comprised of Trimble County Middle School students. They have been practicing daily until 5:00 p.m. for a multitude of weeks to prepare for upcoming performances. This organization provides students who are interested in music to explore and develop their vocal skills. With the absence of a music class Mrs. Liter realized TCMS needed a choir.

  • Hurst honored at holiday hoops event

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner

  • Mendenhall arraigned in death of Connie Hughes

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Nicholas Mendenhall was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, Dec. 18 on a charge of murder in connection with the Oct. 16 collision that caused the death of Bedford resident Connie Hughes.
    Through public defender Jessica Schulte, Mendenhal, 29, entered a not guilty plea in the hearing before Circuit Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Crash claims 20-year-old Kayla Jackson

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford resident Kayla Nicole Jackson suffered fatal injuries early Saturday in a single vehicle crash around the 1900 block of Hwy 42 East in Trimble County.
    According to Kentucky State Police public information officer Mitchel Hazelett, KSP dispatchers at Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call of the crash at 2:11 a.m. Saturday. Preliminary investigation shows that the 20-year-old Jackson was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Kyle D. Hawkins, 18, also from Bedford.

  • Tax increase discussion to continue in January mtg

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court will revisit the Insurance Premium Tax issue at the January 19 meeting, according to Judge-Executive Jerry Powell who told the magistrates in Monday’s meeting that “we have got to increase our revenue. I feel it is my job to have the people to know and understand the condition of the county and our finances.”