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  • $1.2 million Trimble County Water District project nears completion

    A Trimble County Water District project that started July 1 is nearing the finish line with just a few more tasks to complete.

    Neil Martindale, district field operator, said he estimated most of the work was 88 percent complete with around 50 or 60 feet of new pipe to install on Rowlett Lane, installing two new master meters on Sulphur-Bedford Road and Milton-Bedford Pike and the cleanup work from line reconnects completed during the fall and winter.

  • 12th Judicial District gets $174K grant

    Landmark News Service

    Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties have received a $174,410 grant for the Youth Strong Initiative to build on existing mentoring efforts and to implement a parental training program, according to information from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

    The $900,000 dedicated to the statewide grants came from the savings by turning to more community-based services, treatment programs or alternatives to out-of-home placement for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, according to a news release.

  • 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.