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Today's News

  • County bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Meet Sheriff Charlie Kelton

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    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.

  • Board of Education votes again to levy nickel tax

    EDITOR’S NOTE: According to a legal advertisement placed in today’s edition by the Trimble County Schools, on March 9, 2017, the Trimble County Board of Education adopted a General Fund rate of 72.6 cents per hundred dollars of assessment. Of this rate, 5.7 cents is subject to recall.
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has advised that a citizen picked up a recall packet from her office on Monday, seeking to form a committee to petition the community for another county-wide vote on the nickel tax.
    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • KSP employee named state’s top driver’s license examiner

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Examiner Renee McCoy has been named 2016 International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Examiner of the Year for Kentucky by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).
    A resident of Bedford, Ky., McCoy is a 17-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. She joined the Driver Testing Branch in 1999 and is assigned to Region 4, which covers Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

  • Beshear recommends $142 million decrease in LG&E, KU rate proposal

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced last week that his Office of Rate Intervention is recommending that the Public Service Commission (PSC) hold LG&E and KU to approximately one-third of the increase requested in recently filed rate cases. 
    The utility companies are asking the PSC for a $210 million increase in annual revenues.
    Beshear’s rate proposal incorporates the testimony of five experts, including an engineer, and asks the PSC to reduce the rate request by $142 million.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville, Lexington, and Madisonville to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).

  • Colorectal cancer rates rise in young adults

    March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Cancers of the colon and/or rectum have long been associated with individuals over 50. While that age group still accounts for the majority of cases, they are declining thanks to increased disease awareness and preventative screenings. But diagnoses among adults in their 20s and 30s are on the rise, according to a recent study conducted by researchers with the American Cancer Society.

  • Terms and conditions

    We’ve all scanned through this agreement at the bottom of a computer document without reading, and clicked accept so that we could get on with our lives. This week I learned a hard lesson about the importance of reading the fine print. I now know not to ever, ever, ever take anything at face value again.

  • Bedford Fire and Rescue extends subscription deadline

    The Bedford Fire Department has extended the deadline for local patrons to send in their annual subscriptions. The deadline, originally set for March 31, has been extended to April 30, 2017.
    Department member Amanda Wright said Monday that the number of subscriptions turned in so far has been “very low.”
    She said some residents may have been confused by the new way of notification this year. She stressed that the subscriptions are important to meeting the expenses of the department of volunteers.

  • Support Trimble FFA with a test drive at Craig and Landreth in Crestwood Saturday

    The Trimble County FFA Chapter is holding a Test Drive in conjunction with Craig and Landreth Dodge in Crestwood.
    Local residents are invited to test drive a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday March 18th
    Please come and help your local FFA Chapter meet our goal of 100 test drives!