Today's News

  • State’s education gets attention of General Assembly

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.
    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • Locals on UK Dean’s List

    The University of Kentucky has released its Dean›s List for the Fall 2013 semester.  A total of 5,887 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.
    To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.  Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

  • CCMH welcomes new surgeon

    The News-Democrat
    The first day on the job at Carroll County Memorial Hospital was a busy one for Dr. Farooq Mirza.
    Not only was he busy getting settled into his new offices, he also performed two of surgeries and consulted on another that he scheduled for next week.
    Mirza joined the team at CCMH Monday as the new full-time surgeon. Educated at Yale University and the University of Cincinnati, he is a board certified general surgeon.


    Thursday, Feb. 6
    Trimble Citizens for Energy Reform will meet at the Trimble County Extension Office, at 6:30 p.m. to plan for the Division of Waste Management’s Public Meeting on February 20th regarding LG&E’s coal fly ash landfill permit application. If you have questions or want to become involved, contact Sonia at 502-268-9321.
    Saturday, Feb. 8

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Jan. 27
    9:52 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    10:44 a.m., custody dispute, Milton Elementary School
    Tuesday, Jan. 28
    8:59 a.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School
    9:52 a.m., assisted motorist, U.S. 42 at Lawson Ave
    10:51 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School
    11:04 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    2:31 p.m., social services referral, 100 block Moffett Rd
    3:00 p.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School
    5:21 p.m., traffic hazard, 12000 U.S. 421N


    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 January 28, 2014.


  • Clerk’s office closing early

    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning’s office will close for one-half day on Tuesday, Feb. 25, enabling the staff to attend training with the State Board of Elections in Frankfort. The clerk’s office will open at 1:30 p.m. on that day.

  • Sen. Hornback legislative forum Saturday at 9 a.m.

    State Senator Paul Hornback will be at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting room Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. to brief constituents on the 2014 legislative session. This forum is free and open to all.

  • Special waste landfill hearing Feb. 20 at TCHS

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting to explain the application process and answer questions concerning an application submitted by Louisville Gas & Electric and KU Services Company for a permit to construct a special waste landfill at the utility’s Trimble County Generating Station.
    The meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Trimble County High School gymnasium, located at 1029 U.S. 421N in Bedford.

  • Bridge pier demolished

    Late Friday afternoon, a blast at the base of old bridge pier number five near the Indiana shoreline toppled the nearly 100-foot tall structure. This was the only remaining original pier of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Three others in the Ohio River and a fourth on the Kentucky shore have been widened, strengthened and refurbished and are being reused to support the new, wider bridge span that is nearing completion by Walsh Construction.