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  • Thomas to talk substance abuse with teens, community in presentation this Friday

    From the gridiron to the iron bars of a jail cell, Jerod Thomas will share his experience and the road to recovery from substance abuse in a presentation at 2 p.m. Friday in the Trimble County High School gymnasium.

    Thomas is currently the president and CEO of The Shepherd House in Lexington, a long-term treatment center for men. His football career included a stint at Marshall University and Morehead State University, where he was a defensive captain and part of the All-OVC football team, according to his website.

  • Commission discusses landlord, tenant ordinance

    Special to the Banner

    Milton Mayor Denny Jackson and Milton city commissioners had the second reading of an ordinance to adopt the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (ULRA) at the Milton City Commission’s regular meeting Jan. 11.

    The ULRA, a Kentucky state law, originally written in 1972 and was designed to layout a set of guidelines for landlords and tenants to go by when there is no written lease agreement.

  • School board approves chair, vice chair for 2018

    Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education selected its chair and vice chair for the upcoming year at its regular meeting Jan. 3.

    The board approved keeping Jodi Ginn as chairperson and also elected William Robertson as vice chairman. Robertson said serving on the school board could sometimes be a thankless job and that he wished everybody has the same commitment to students and continues to work in their best interests.

    Also at the meeting:

  • Winter weather continues pounding Trimble

    Editor's note: Milton fire chief Jason Long provided information about Monday's two rollover crashes on Milton hill to the Banner after Tuesday's presstime. He also provided information about a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on the same stretch of road. His information has been added to the story.

    Not even a week after the first bout of winter weather in 2018 and the county had to deal with even more snowfall, school closures and slick roadways.

  • Freezing rain hits Trimble on Monday

    As the Kentuckiana area spent 13 days with below freezing air temperature, the stage was set early Monday morning for hazardous conditions as the above-freezing rainfall froze to the cold surfaces.

    “It was a little worse than we’ve seen for a little while,” said Eddy Callis, supervisor of the Trimble County Road Department.

  • Frozen in time

    The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • June court date set for Long trial

    Landmark News Service

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.

    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Problems plague rollout of new system in county clerk's offices statewide

    Problems with the statewide rollout of a new point-of-sale system for county clerks Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 forced around 75 patrons attempting vehicle registration renewal to be turned away by staff at the Trimble County Clerk’s office in Bedford.

    State officials directed county clerks Wednesday to revert to the previous system they were using while the state troubleshoots problems, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • County records drop in unemployment rate

    The number of unemployed people has dropped in Trimble County according to new figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet.

    In Trimble County, the number of unemployed people was 167 for November, accounting for a 4.1 percent unemployment rate of the county’s labor force, according to the cabinet’s report. That is a drop compared to the 4.4 percent unemployment rate recorded in October and also lower than the 4.5 percent recorded in November 2016.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Jan. 30

    Even though the year is coming to a close and the May primary election is more than five months away, a key deadline is approaching for those wanting to run in a county election race.

    The deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

    So far, the number of candidate filings is similar to previous years, Browning said. Candidates will usually file for office early, although there are some who like to hold off until closer to the deadline to make it more of a surprise, she said.