Today's News

  • Memorial Day kicks off summer boating season

    By Kevin Kelly
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s lakes and streams are bound to be crowded with anglers, paddlers and pleasure boaters during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.
    Boating safety officials want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Saturday, May 27
    Commencement Exercises for the Trimble County High School Class of 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the TCHS gymnasium.
    Monday, May 29
    Trimble’s Memorial Day services, coordinated by the Bedford Rotary Club, will be held in the courtyard of the Trimble County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
    Tuesday, May 30
    Trimble County Board of Elections will inspect voting machines at 2:00 p.m. in preparation for the special Nickel Tax Election, set to be held June 13.

  • Madison man arrested on counterfeit, drug charges

    A Madison man faces charges after attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Walmart, according to Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston.
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the City of Madison Police Department received a call of a subject at Walmart attempting pass a counterfeit bill. Lieutenant Slygh, Sergeant McKay and Patrolman Guzman responded to the scene. Officers made contact with an employee who directed them to a male subject, later identified as Vincent L. Wiefling, 26, of Madison.


    Items published in court news are public record.
    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 judgments were rendered in Trimble District Court during the week of May 15, 2017 with the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:

  • Speech and Debate class take final exam in front of school board

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County High School Speech and Debate class presented speeches during the May 10 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The students addressed the board and the audience in attendance. The speeches were a requirement of their final grade. The students were to write a speech about a school issue that has captured their passion.

  • Trimble Historical Society seeks use of old stone jail

    Managing Editor
    The Trimble County Historical Society has a vision for the future of the old Trimble County Jail, which has been used for storage since it was ordered closed by the Administrative Office of the Courts in 1983.

  • Nickel tax election scheduled

    The Trimble Banner
    With the decision by the Trimble County Board of Education during their May 10 meeting to move forward with the special election on the school nickel tax, Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell has issued an order that the special election will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at polling places at both the Bedford Elementary School and the Milton Elementary School.

  • Review: Drama seniors present ‘Barefoot in the Park’

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Hilarious, fun, excellent, terrific are a few adjectives one could use to describe the last performance for 2017 seniors. Barefoot in the Park was a perfect choice for these actors and actresses to “show off” their talents. Each cast member upheld their role to the best of their ability.
    Corrie and Paul Bratter, played by Tessa Chilton and Andrew Hereford, were the newlyweds, who continually kept the audience in stitches with their contrast in characters.

  • Trimble Co. Conservation congratulates Jim Claypool art and writing participants

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year the Trimble County Conservation District holds the Jim Claypool Art and Writing contest. Recently a banquet was held to honor the local participants. The Conservation Office personnel are always proud of the students’ accomplishments and appreciate the support from local businesses for providing some prizes for those who participated.

  • Court appearance delayed by traffic accident, Sparkman due in court today

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Campbellsburg resident Joshua Sparkman made an appearance Thursday, May 18 in Trimble County Circuit Court in connection with the November 2015 murder of LaGrange resident Angela Hall.  Sparkman was charged with complicity to assault in the first degree, a class B felony following his arrest on Nov. 24, 2015. This means that Sparkman helped or encouraged another individual to commit assault.