Local News

  • Magistrate Melvin arrested for DUI

    Trimble County Magistrate Kirby Melvin was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post 5.

    Melvin was arrested by Trooper Charles Loudermilk at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Melvin was stopped on U.S. 421N in the city limits of Bedford, Arterburn said.

  • Milton addresses camping concerns, awards roof bid

    The owner of a campground on Coopers Bottom Road appeared before the Milton City Commission during Thursday’s meeting seeking to clarify the Milton Water Company’s policy for billing campgrounds.

  • Fiscal Court sets special meeting to name interim judge-executive

    Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow to elect an Interim County Judge-Executive to serve until such time as Gov. Steve Beshear fills the vacancy.

  • Stevens reflects on past decade as judge-executive

    “It’s been quite a ride!”

    Outgoing Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens reflected Monday on a decade of service as the county’s chief executive. Today is Stevens’ last day on the job as he prepares to begin a new chapter in his life of employment in two weeks in Frankfort.

  • Margie Webster named Signature’s CNA of the Year

    Signature HealthCARE has recognized Bedford resident Margie Webster as Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year. Webster has been employed at the Bedford nursing home facility for 23 years this month.

    Signature HealthCARE of Trimble County Administrator Mark Witt said Webster was chosen from among personnel of 30 facilities in the Signature system.

    “We nominated her and she was selected the best CNA out of those 30 buildings in our segment,” Witt said.

  • Mark Rexroat victim in Friday collision

  • One injured in U.S. 42 accident

    A one-vehicle rollover accident resulted in a Pendleton man being airlifted by helicopter to a Louisville hospital, Thursday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Kyle Puckett, Bedford, was not injured, police said. A passenger, 38-year-old Gregory Townsend, was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by AirMethods.

    Trimble County EMS, and units from Bedford and Milton Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The investigation by Trooper Charles Loudermilk is ongoing.

  • Three arrested in Bedford meth lab bust

    The discovery of a meth lab in Bedford Wednesday resulted in the arrest of three local men, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Bradley Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Campbellsburg Post 5.

    “Neighbors smelled a noxious odor and reported it,” Arterburn said. Trooper Charles Loudermilk responded to 405 West Street and made the arrests of George Couch, 18, of Pleasureville; William Wolfe, 57, of Bedford; and Richard Wolfe, Jr., of Bedford.

  • Geoff Davis resigns from Congress

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, cited a family health issue when he resigned on Tuesday July 31, five months before the end of his term.

    Davis submitted his resignation Tuesday to Gov. Steve Beshear and Speaker of the House John Boehner and said it’s effective at the close of business that day.

  • Solicitation letter generates ‘buyer beware’ caution

    A letter to an elderly resident of the county from a company providing homeowner warranty coverage has prompted Milton city officials to alert area residents to read their mail carefully before sending payments or giving bank information to anyone.