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  • 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.

  • Students get taste of adulthood in ‘Reality Store’

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Stakeholders, 4-H extension agent, students and educators come together one day a year to assist sophomores and eighth graders with adulthood “reality.” The students begin with choosing a career based on their GPA. They are then assigned children (if any) and their ages. Next they attend a multitude of “real life” booths to pay for items such as: childcare, utilities, furniture, transportation, taxes and much more.

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    By MELISSA BLANKENSHIP
    Landmark News Service
    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing of the accused.

  • Tracey Poe: new assistant principal at TCMS

    By Teena Drake
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Middle School began the year with a new assistant principal, Tracey Poe. She is the former sixth grade social studies teacher and has for several years been furthering her education to become a principal. TCMS Principal Mike Genton hired Poe for her new role over the summer.

  • M&M Bridge declared complete

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion, according to an official announcement Monday from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. Painting was finished last week and all traffic controls have been removed. The only thing left to do is re-stripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work, the release said.
    The announcement was welcome news on both sides of the river.

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