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Today's News

  • Some observations on college basketball

    Why do we get so bent out of shape over sports in general, but especially college basketball?

    We are so quick to be proud supporters of one team and villify other teams and supporters of other teams. Often the verbage disintegrates into hateful language. Hey, we’re all God’s people here and we’re supposed to be neighbors and friends. But I have seen so much verbal denigration and trash talk on social networking during March Madness that I am beyond ready for something else to take our focus.

  • Approved budget will please many, disappoint some

    While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.
    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008.  There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • Carroll man arrested for murdering son

    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his two-year-old son, Kentucky State Police said. Douglas Allen, 26 years old from Ghent, was charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son.

  • Rotary to select ‘Citizen of the Year’

    Each year the Bedford Rotary Club selects a person from the Trimble County area for its “Citizen of the Year Award.” The purpose is to highlight achievements of an individual who has contributed positively to our community.
    “Service Above Self” is the general theme for the Rotary International Organization.
    The club is soliciting suggestions from the community for a potential recipient of this award. This involves sending in a recommendation outlining the achievements. The deadline for receipt of the recommendation is Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, April 10
    The Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Friday, April 11

  • Drivers urged to consider highway work zones ‘No Phone Zones’

    Many drivers in Kentucky will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels. With 90 percent of adults in America owning a cell phone, it has become increasingly common to see multi-tasking drivers dialing, texting or talking on their phones while driving through work zones.
    National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11. With April also being National Distracted Driving Awareness month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving – especially through work zones.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Dept Call Log

    Monday, March 31
    9:44 a.m., animal complaint, Mosser Rd
    12:04 p.m., suspicious incident, 4300 block U.S. 42E
    2:13 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 100 block Green Briar
    Wednesday, April 3
    1:42 p.m., assault, 800 block Lower Middle Creek
    Thursday, April 4
    7:58 a.m., suspicious incident, 3600 block, U.S. 421S
    12:04 p.m., drug information, Mosser Rd
    6:07 p.m., illegal burn, 100 block Ridgetop Dr
    6:47 p.m., disturbance, 10505 U.S. 421
    9:28 p.m., process service, Hunters Height
    Friday, April 5

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

    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 cases were heard the week of April 1, 2014.

    FELONIES

  • Clarification: Jenkins not leaving

    Bedford resident Jason Jenkins, although withdrawing from the Trimble County judge-executive race in the May Democrat Primary, will not be relocating to Muhlenberg County as reported in last week’s Trimble Banner.
    “I’m not moving down there,” Jenkins said Tuesday. “I had the opportunity to buy a business down there, which I did, but I’ll continue to be a Farm Bureau agent here and operate the business from here.”
    Jenkins said he withdrew from the political race “because I couldn’t do all three jobs.”

  • Milton-Madison Bridge was to be slid into place Wednesday

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place yesterday. The slide of the structure, said to be the largest bridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The Trimble Banner went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mytrimblenews.com when they become available.

    The bridge, which spans nearly a half-mile and weighs some 30 million pounds, was to slide 55 feet laterally from its temporary piers and onto refurbished permanent piers.