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Today's News

  • House passes bill to increase penalties for horse cruelty

    FRANKFORT, Ky. –The House passed a measure last week creating stiffer penalties for horse owners convicted of cruelty to animals in Kentucky. House Bill 200, which is sponsored by Pro Tempore David Osborne, R-Prospect, allows for payment of restitution while also streamlining transfer of ownership.

  • 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.

  • Trimble County Raiders junior varsity basketball team
  • Girls’ Junior Varsity
  • ANIMAL ABUSE

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Did you know animal cruelty is a misdemeanor in our beautiful state?
    Did you know we are ranked in the bottom tier of states listed for animal protection laws protecting our animals?
    What can you do?
    At this point there is not a new bill being voted on, addressing animal cruelty. Therefore, you may feel your hands are tied. However, you can begin to make some noise to start the much-needed process.

  • Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 session passes halfway mark 

    FRANKFORT -- With the first half of the General Assembly’s 2017 session in the rear view mirror, some of the session’s major bills have already passed into law while matters like criminal justice reform and education initiatives continue to make steady progress through the legislative process.

  • Kentucky Fish & Wildlife seeking conservation officer recruits

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruits at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6.
    The department plans to fill 25 positions statewide.
    Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.