Today's News

  • New general store opens in Bedford

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Poppy’s General Store, located on the south end of Bedford on Hwy. 42W beside the Trimble County Public Library, is open and ready for business!
    A sense of relief filled the air Saturday as customers entered the long-awaited opening of a new grocery store in Trimble County. After the Country Store on the courthouse square closed its doors a few years ago, local residents were forced to drive over 30 miles for their groceries. The staff of the new store is eager to serve the community.

  • Voter rolls subject of threatened lawsuit

    The Trimble Banner
    One-fifth of Kentucky’s counties, including Trimble, have more voters on the rolls than residents eligible to vote, according to a claim by an Indiana-based law firm that pushes conservative causes.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of Plainfield, Ind., is threatening lawsuits against 141 U.S. counties that it says has more registered voters than residents who are eligible to vote. The organization claimed in a news release that many of the counties “have more registered voters than people alive.”

  • School-related traffic issue has city’s focus

    The Trimble Banner
    At the request of two Trimble County school administrators, the Bedford City Commission held a discussion during their September meeting about crosswalks and traffic issues near the Trimble County Middle School. Mayor Todd Pollock said the issue had been raised because a child had been struck by a car several weeks ago at the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Wentworth Avenue.
    “It is congested of a morning at 421, there by Fairgrounds Road,” Pollock said.

  • Drug prevention continues without DFC grant funding


  • Mobile Dairy Classroom

    By arrangement with Angela Adkins, Food Services Director for Trimble County Schools, the Mobile Dairy Classroom visited both county elementary schools last week. According to Bedford Elementary School Principal Debbie Beeles, the students really enjoyed the Mobile Dairy Classroom and had a lot of questions for the instructor, Michaela Sanders.

  • Make repairs and rebuild wisely

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – As important as it is to make home repairs as soon as possible following a natural disaster, it is also important to take some time to plan the project, consult with local officials and choose a contractor wisely.
    Before You Start:
    •Contact the local permitting office. Follow all local and state requirements.
    •Check with your local building official to make sure your work is safe and meets all local and state codes and requirements.
    How to Help Reduce Future Damage:

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Sept. 14
    11:07 a.m., process service block of 60 Alexander Ave.
    4:33 p.m., drug info, 148 Brandon Way.
    Tuesday, Sept. 15
    8:25 p.m., suspicious incident on School Hollow Rd.
    Wednesday, Sept. 16
    8:01 a.m., locked out at 321 Garriott Ct.
    Thursday, Sept. 17
    8:07 a.m., traffic stop at 669 Hwy. 42 E.
    10:41 a.m., investigative follow up at 1177 Bells Ridge Rd.
    3:07 p.m., alarms at 4541 Hwy 42 W.
    4:14 p.m., investigative follow up at Trimble County Attorney’s office.


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    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.
    The following cases were heard the week of Sept. 21:

  • Retired educator, coach is Rotarian of the Year

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year, the Bedford Rotary Club recognizes a member who has exemplified exceptional service work for the club and the community at large. Jim Hurst received the honor this year, not only for his service in 2014-2015, but for an accumulated record of service since joining Bedford Rotary in 1999.  As all club members recognize, being a part of Bedford Rotary means lots of time commitments and often a sharing of one’s resources to make the club viable. Jim has done this willingly for many years.

  • Legally Dead

    On the way to car rider a few days ago I decided to puzzle over something that was unnecessary but engaging. I spend a disturbing amount of time mulling over the unnecessary. Despite my awareness of this habit I continued to mull. With absolutely no warning, the term legally dead popped into my mind. To me dead is pretty clear. Why are we expected to legalize this condition? Does being legally dead offer one entrance into an exclusive club? Does membership grant the decedent all rights and privileges afforded to this particular state of being?