Local News

  • Wet/dry election provides challenge for clerk

    The Trimble Banner
    The Dec. 20 Local Option Election to determine whether Bedford residents will permit the sale of alcohol within the city limits comes quickly on the heels of the Nov. 8 General Election, providing a challenge of scheduling for Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.
    The clerk’s office will have to provide at least 12 days of absentee voting for the Local Option Election, Browning said. The county’s voting machines will be under quarantine for 30 days following the General Election and that will be through Dec. 8.

  • Whitt trial underway in Madison

    The Trimble Banner
    The trial of a Milton man facing numerous charges, including murder, in the April 16, 2015 shooting death of 17-year-old Brennan Stewart got underway Wednesday of last week in Jefferson Circuit Court in Madison, Ind., before Jefferson Circuit Judge Darrell Auxier.

  • COMPASS provides direction for those struggling with addictions

    By Melissa Blankenship
    Landmark News Service
    A new program of the Tri County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) hopes to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling with addiction.
    The COMPASS program serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties with a focus on offering guidance, support and resources to anyone interested in treatment for substance abuse.

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  • KSP taking back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – KSP will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, Oct. 22, in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.
    In Trimble County, Deputy Tom Starks will be at the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department, located in the Trimble County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for residents to dispose of unused and/or expired medication.

  • Absentee voting underway, election officials getting ready for Nov. 8

    The Trimble Banner
    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced last week.

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  • Wet/dry election set Dec. 20 for Bedford voters

    Managing Editor
    Voters within the city limits of Bedford will participate in a Local Option Election on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, to determine whether to allow retail sales of alcoholic beverages in the town. This is not to be confused with the Nov. 8 General Election. Only four precincts— North Bedford, South Bedford, East Bedford and Palmyra (City Residents Only)—will participate in the Dec. 20 election, which will be held at the Bedford Elementary School from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the students’ Christmas holiday break.

  • Repairs to begin Monday on U.S. 42 Kentucky River bridge at Carrollton

    Landmark News Service
    Repairs to the Kentucky River Bridge will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and are scheduled to be completed Nov. 15.
    The bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be placed on each end of the bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet press release said motorists are asked to exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

  • Local cheerleader to perform in Philly Thanksgiving Day parade

    Trimble County Middle School cheerleader Brooklyn Sachleben has been selected along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States to perform in the 97th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation.