Today's News


    Jan. 15, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County Judge-Executive Jack Couch reported at the recent meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court that the county housed prisoners in the Oldham County Jail 622 days in 1986 at a cost of $14 a day, for a total of $8,714. Trimble averages about 15 prisoners per month being housed at the Oldham facility. Oldham is planning construction of a new regional jail facility to house prisoners in Oldham, Trimble and Henry counties.

  • Check the box, join fight against hunger

    The Kentucky Hunger Initiative got off to a great start in 2016. We convened the Hunger Task Force, a group of leaders from agriculture, government, business, education, charitable organizations, and the faith community, to apply their unique skills and experiences to take on hunger in Kentucky. We held 10 regional meetings throughout the Commonwealth to study the sources of hunger, identify the unique issues that affect different regions of the Commonwealth, and take an inventory of resources that can be utilized to combat hunger in Kentucky.

  • Proposal would change formula for local road funding

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control: We’re responding to growth in the industry

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s alcohol landscape is changing, and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said it’s working daily to ensure that it matches industry growth with exceptional and efficient customer service.
    ABC is responding to changing industry and licensing demands by streamlining procedures and improving internal operations to better assist applicants and licensees, an ABC news release said.  

  • Drone technology subject of Jan. 10 meeting of Rotary

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    We all have been hearing bits and pieces lately on drones, though most of us are clueless regarding details. When invited to speak at our Rotary Club about this new technology, Ralph Hance was most happy to accept. Hance is in charge of 4H programs for Trimble County Extension and has been teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the county the past three months (monthly “in-class” sessions) all about drones, how they work and potential applications.     

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Saturday, Jan. 21
    Free Handshakes and Pancakes Breakfast at Sligo Baptist Church, 65 N. 42 Loop, Sligo, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
    Sunday, Jan. 29
    Bedford Baptist Church, 1425 Hwy. 42E, Bedford, Kentucky, will be showing the movie, “The Insanity of God”, a true story of faith and persecution, on Sunday, January 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There is no cost and all are welcome!
    Thursday, Feb. 2
    Feed the Children meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Bedford Methodist Church.

  • Kentucky must come together to stop human trafficking

    Kentucky Attorney General
    “Kentucky children and other vulnerable Kentuckians are increasingly becoming victims of human trafficking – a modern-day form of labor or sex slavery.
    Human trafficking victims are coerced into submission by their abusers through many immoral means, including forced dependence on drugs, violence, threats and manipulation.
    Every year in the United States, 300,000 children are at risk of becoming trafficked and the average age of a victim is 12 to 14.

  • Kentucky drivers paying less at the gas pump this week

    Kentucky drivers will have some extra change in their pocket this week as gas prices dipped a little over seven cents per gallon to $2.195, according to AAA.
    The nation’s markets that have seen the largest price decreases week-over-week are Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois. The decrease in retail prices may be attributed to less demand and adequate supply.
    This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average $2.195

  • KSP pursuit ends in arrest of carjacking suspect on I-71

    Campbellsburg, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a pursuit that ended in the arrest of a carjacking suspect. 
    At approximately 8:28 a.m. Thursday, January 12, a Kentucky State Police Trooper with Post 5 observed a silver Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed south on I-71 at the 42 mile marker, according to KSP public information officer Trooper Joshua Lawson. The Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle which continued south fleeing at a high rate of speed.