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  • TCHS art students bring home a trophy

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On March 15, 2017 Bonnie Peugeot, Art educator at Trimble County High School, took 20 of her art students to Morehead State University for their annual newspaper sculpture competition. TCHS students have been attending this event for the past five years and have brought home an award for three years.

  • Event commemorates Trimble’s 180 years

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    With little fanfare, Trimble County is commemorating 180 years of existence this spring. The Trimble County Historical Society held an open house Monday at the Trimble County Public Library with numerous historical displays and photos from the county’s years of existence. A steady stream of local residents and school children viewed the artifacts during the afternoon.

  • Trimble men plead no contest in Wyoming poaching case

    Staff Report
    Casper Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently closed a poaching case in Converse County Circuit Court against two Trimble County hunters. On March 13, 2017, Ricky J. Mills, 37, and Jimmy G. Duncan, 25 pled no contest to numerous wildlife violations totaling over $30,000 in fines. Mills and Duncan are both from Bedford, Kentucky.

  • Petition circulates seeking recall of latest nickel tax

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education is circulating in Trimble County by a number of residents seeking a recall election in an attempt to allow all voters in the county to have a vote on the issue.

  • New sheriff outlines goals

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Trimble County Sheriff Charlie Kelton has hit the ground running since taking office on March 14. Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who served as sheriff for 14 years before falling victim to the dreaded disease cancer on March 8. Kelton sat down with members of the media last week to discuss his goals for the office during the remainder of the current term, which expires at the end of 2018.

  • KSP employee named state’s top driver’s license examiner

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Examiner Renee McCoy has been named 2016 International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Examiner of the Year for Kentucky by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).
    A resident of Bedford, Ky., McCoy is a 17-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. She joined the Driver Testing Branch in 1999 and is assigned to Region 4, which covers Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

  • Board of Education votes again to levy nickel tax

    EDITOR’S NOTE: According to a legal advertisement placed in today’s edition by the Trimble County Schools, on March 9, 2017, the Trimble County Board of Education adopted a General Fund rate of 72.6 cents per hundred dollars of assessment. Of this rate, 5.7 cents is subject to recall.
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has advised that a citizen picked up a recall packet from her office on Monday, seeking to form a committee to petition the community for another county-wide vote on the nickel tax.
    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Meet Sheriff Charlie Kelton

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.
    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • County bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Charlie Kelton sworn in as new Trimble County Sheriff

    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.

    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.