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  • Charlie Kelton sworn in as new Trimble County Sheriff

    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.

    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • Teacher Spotlight: Kyle Helton

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Storms slam Trimble

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Gov. Matt Bevin declared a statewide emergency Friday, in response to the severe storms that battered Kentucky last week.
    A powerful weather system with torrential rain, hail, flash flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes tracked across the Commonwealth on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1, resulting in injuries in some parts of the state and significant property and infrastructure damage.

  • Trimble sheriff dies after cancer battle

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons died Wednesday, March 8, at his Trimble County home after a lengthy, valiant battle with cancer. The 58-year-old Coons had served as the county’s sheriff since January 2003. He had been elected to four consecutive terms and was in the middle of his fourth term when death called.

    Friends may pay respects during visitation at the Bedford Elementary School from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 10, and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bedford Elementary School.

  • Grand Jury to hear Riddle murder charge

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A Trimble County Grand Jury will hear the murder-domestic violence case against Milton resident Timothy G. Riddle, accused in the Feb. 14 shooting death of his former girlfriend, Lora Cable, at a Bedford medical office.

  • Teacher Spotlight: Holly Harmon

    By TREVOR BROWNING
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Trimble is home to non-denominational retreat

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “AGAPE is the Greek word for love or unconditional love. The type of love that God has for each of us.”

  • LADY RAIDERS 3-PEAT AS DISTRICT CHAMPS!
  • School board members voice concerns over declining enrollment numbers at meeting

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Dr. Bob Wagner was in attendance at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education to provide the Board with the tentative FY 2017-18 School Allocations Report.  The State Regulation (702 KAR 3:246) stipulates that the Board must approve a tentative allocation to school councils by March 1. The final allocation will be due on May 1.

  • Teacher Spotlight: Samantha Weaver

    By TREVOR BROWNING
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    One of the most influential film directors of all time, Federico Fellini, was once quoted as saying that “a different language is a different vision of life.” In my experience, I have found that Fellini’s lease on bilingualism was not far from true. As obscure as it sounds, whenever I reflect on what made me the person I currently am, I contribute an enormous amount of credit to my years in Spanish Class under the tutelage of Mrs. Samantha Weaver.