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Local News

  • Filing deadline nears for election

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The deadline to file candidacy for local offices for the November General Election is rapidly approaching, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. Local residents interested in filing as a candidate for a seat on either the Bedford or Milton City Commissions, or one of three seats on the Trimble County Board of Education must file their candidacy with Browning’s office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Trimble plantation now part of NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at a long-abandoned house and a one-acre farm just west of Bedford, commemorating the Henry Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation Site as a part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

  • Petition drive underway to force vote on school tax

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education is circulating in Trimble County by a number of residents seeking a recall election in an attempt to prevent the tax from going into effect.

  • Sophia L. Adams of Milton named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College

    Colchester, VT - Sophia L. Adams of Milton was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College for the Spring 2016 semester. Adams, a Junior Mathematics major, is the daughter of Nathaniel Adams of Milton and a graduate of Plymouth Regional High School.

  • Fun fair week wraps up
  • State property tax to remain same

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2016 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.  

  • Rock throwers bash ambulance windshield

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Two occupants of a Trimble County Emergency Medical Services ambulance escaped injury last week when a rock smashed into the vehicle windshield, according to a news release from the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.
    The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 7, the release said. The Kentucky State Police was notified of the incident at 4:07 a.m.

  • Michelle Griffith named ‘Citizen of the Year’

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club recently selected Michelle Griffith for the annual “Citizen of the Year” award. This award is given to an individual in Trimble County who has demonstrated “service above self” activities benefiting county programs and organizations.  

  • Trimble man arraigned on multiple charges

    Staff Report
    A 52-year-old Trimble County man is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in connection with several alleged sexual offenses. Mark L. Williams, a resident of Sulphur Road, Bedford, was taken into custody by the Kentucky State Police on June 14, 2016.
    Williams was initially arraigned in Trimble District Court on June 21, on charges of sodomy 1st degree-incapable of consent/physically helpless and rape 1st degree-incapable of consent/physically helpless. Not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf at that time.

  • Hometown heroes win soggy regatta

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    MADISON, Ind. — A spectacular flip on the final lap of Sunday’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort forced a premature ending to one of the most exciting championship heats in recent Madison Regatta history. After the race was red flagged, H1 Unlimited officials declared the winner to be Jimmy Shane driving the community-owned hometown favorite, Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison.