Today's News

  • 2017 session was busy: 793 bills introduced

    The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished — both good and bad — and how the adoption of these policies will play out for the future of the Commonwealth.

  • AG partnering with Council of Churches to stop child abuse, senior scams

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Council of Churches have announced a statewide partnership to prevent child abuse and scams targeting seniors.
    With the collaboration, the council will provide warning signs of child abuse and scam prevention information to its 1,100 member churches statewide.
    Beshear and the Council share a common mission — to better protect some of the state’s most vulnerable populations: children and seniors.

  • New sheriff addresses Bedford Rotary Club

    The Bedford Rotary Club heard directly from recently appointed Sheriff Kelton about his qualifications and approach to his new responsibilities for Trimble County. Our group knew quite a lot about his background and goals from previous articles by the Madison Courier and the Trimble Banner covered much about Sheriff Kelton.  Sheriff Kelton was kind enough to repeat much of this and fielded questions about upcoming challenges.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, April 6
    The Trimble County Public Library will host a town hall at 6 p.m. featuring local legislators, Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford), who will present updates from the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. All local residents are encouraged to attend.
    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God at 7 p.m. at 124 Smith Lane, Bedford.
    Saturday, April 8


    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 in Trimble District Court during the week of March 27, 2017, with the Honorable Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

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  • Kinman pleads guilty, resigns

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pled guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations and resigned his position as sheriff.

    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year pre-trial diversion program.

  • Trimble County student population is 1,239; Graduation set for May 27

    By Cyrstal Caudillo
    Special to the Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 22.  
    The building principals were given the opportunity to describe the happenings in their schools. The board discussed Trimble County’s 180th year. This anniversary coincided with the Rotary Club’s 80th year.
    Jessica Wilcoxsin reported no dropouts and said the district total student population stands at 1,239 as of March 14.

  • Congleton to attend Gatton Academy


    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County High School sophomore Hannah Congleton has been selected to the prestigious Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2019 in Bowling Green.