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Today's News

  • Kentucky must come together to stop human trafficking

    By ANDY BESHEAR
    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.

  • KSP investigating death at Kentucky State Reformatory

    LaGrange, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating the death of an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange, according to a news release from Trooper Joshua Lawson, Post 5 Public Information Officer.
    On January 4, 2017, Michael Kopec, an inmate at Kentucky State Reformatory, was involved in a physical altercation with another inmate, Lawson said. During the altercation Kopec sustained serious physical injuries, was hospitalized, and placed on life support. 

  • 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 decisions were rendered on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Trimble County District Court with the Hon. Jerry D. Crosby II presiding.
    FELONY

  • Trimble’s basketball Homecoming candidates
  • Webster left indelible mark on Trimble students

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Many Trimble County High School alumni are mourning the passing last week of longtime home economics teacher Betty Saylor Webster whose personality, influence and passion for her students left an indelible mark on all who sat under her training.

  • LADY RAIDERS STATE BOUND AGAIN!!!

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    For the third time since 2014 the Trimble County Lady Raiders have advanced to a state tournament in basketball. Last week, the ladies battled hard for wins against Gallatin County, Owen County and Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region All A Tournament held in Warsaw to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of next week’s Touchstone Energy All A Classic in Frankfort.

  • Trimble statistics from the Kids Count County Data Book

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to share information with you from the 2016 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book. This is a project of Kentucky youth Advocates and the University of Louisville Kentucky State Data Center. Each county has been scored and given a child well-being ranking for comparison with other counties. These scores were assigned based upon how they scored on 16 key indicators, 4 each under 4 domains listed below:
    l Economic Security
    l Education
    l Health
    l Family and Community

  • Meet new school board member William Robertson

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    New school board member William Robertson was sworn in by Finance Officer Phillip Harmon at the January 4th regular Trimble County School Board meeting. Robertson joins the school board with a history of diverse positions as an electrician in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry.
    In February of 2002 William began his career as a production worker for Square D Company in Lexington, Kentucky. This facility manufactured electrical equipment.