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  • Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 42 wet road conditions a factor

    A Bedford motorcyclist was killed Friday, July 27 in a crash on Highway 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call at 8:22 p.m. from concerned family members when the driver, 61-year-old James Busey from Bedford, had not returned after leaving his home approximately four hours earlier.

    Troopers and family members began searching for Busey. Post 5 dispatchers received another call at 9:38 p.m. when Busey was found unresponsive near the intersection of Highway 42 and Latta Road.

  • Milton utility employees in spruce up campaign

    A tour of the Milton Water and Sewer Company’s various properties on Friday revealed the fruit of many months of labor on the part of city employees effecting improvements in both equipment and appearance.

    “We’re trying to get it back up to its original state,” Mark Bates, Milton Water and Sewer Field Coordinator, said. “The sewer system is approximately 30 years old. You can imagine 30 years of use, normal wear and tear. It didn’t get that way overnight.

  • Underpinning for new access
  • Rob Brooks helps build Habitat home

  • Stevens’ resignation effective August 15

    On Friday, July13, Trimble County Judge-Executive Stevens made his pending exit from the county’s highest elected office official by submitting his resignation to the governor’s office. Stevens presided over his final meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 16.

  • Lightning blamed in fire that destroys Bedford landmark

    A fire, which investigators believe was started by a lightning strike, destroyed a Bedford landmark on Wednesday, July 18.

    According to the Trimble County Sheriff’s call log, police, Trimble County Emergency Medical Services and fire units from Bedford and Milton were paged to a residence at 498 Highway 421N in Bedford at 9:01 p.m.

  • Milton commissioners discuss water rate, employee pay hikes

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

  • Henry man faces charges after 27-mile pursuit

    An attempt to make a traffic stop of a motorcycle on traffic infractions late Thursday led to a multiple-county pursuit. The pursuit ended with the arrest of 62-year-old Campbellsburg resident James H. Fields on multiple charges.

    According to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons, Kentucky State Trooper Brodie Jodry was on routine patrol traveling on Hwy. 55 near the Trimble/Carroll County line when at about 10:38 p.m. he encountered Fields on a motorcycle speeding and traveling without the headlamps illuminated.

  • New Trimble/Henry animal shelter opens

    The wait is over.

    Henry and Trimble counties now have a brand-new animal shelter, and local residents and government officials were on hand Saturday for its grand opening, hosted by Dan Flinkfelt, Henry’s animal control officer, and his Trimble counterpart, Susan Guzzardo of Pleasureville. Guzzardo, a former employee of Louisville Metro Animal Services, started her new job Monday, July 16.

  • Rand: Comer’s job of righting Ag Dept. ship ‘outstanding’

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has spent most of his first few months in office trying to shepherd his Department through both an audit and a positive transitional period. Comer and State Representative Rick Rand both alluded to the Department’s recent negative publicity during Comer’s visit with several local residents at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office on June 29.