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  • 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.”

  • Neighbors push six-county coalition

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Judge-executives of two counties bordering Trimble were on hand at Monday’s meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court to encourage local officials to remain active in a six-county coalition known as Kentucky Connected.
    The coalition was formed in June 2012, consisting of six counties—Gallatin, Owen, Carroll, Trimble, Henry and Oldham—along the Interstate 71 corridor in north central Kentucky in an effort to expand local businesses and employment.

  • Trimble’s Gary Ginn re-elected Fayette Coroner

    Staff Report
    Trimble County native Gary Ginn celebrated his re-election to a fourth term as Fayette County Coroner at the Bodley-Bullock House in downtown Lexington, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 4.
    Ginn received 55,523 votes which gave him a 20,068 vote win over his opponent. Joining him from Trimble County were June Ginn, Kathie Ginn, and Vicky and Rick Rand, State Representative. Rick Rand and the coroner were Trimble County High School classmates. They joined 75 other guests to watch the election results as they came in.   

  • Celebrating Veterans
  • HEINZ UNSEATS COUNTY ATTY. ARNOLD

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Democrat challenger Crystal Heinz will be the new Trimble County Attorney come January after handily defeating Republican incumbent Perry R. Arnold in Tuesday’s General Election.
    Heinz outpolled Arnold 1,769 votes to 1,285 and won 10 of the 12 precincts in the county.

  • DIGNITARIES DEDICATE NEW BRIDGE

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The communities of Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., turned out in large numbers Tuesday afternoon as Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mike Pence — joined by other dignitaries — led a public dedication of the new Milton-Madison Bridge. Ceremonies were held indoors at Madison’s Brown Memorial Gymnasium due to inclement weather.

  • Grimes brings bus campaign to Bedford

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate worked a crowded room at Bedford’s Little Town & Country restaurant Thursday, Oct. 23.  Grimes is challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Nov. 4 election.
     

  • Man charged with murder after Trimble crash

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    An Oldham County, Ky., man has been charged with murder after a crash Thursday night, Oct. 16, in Trimble County. The arrest marks the third murder investigation in Trimble County in the past 11 months for local law enforcement.