Today's News

  • House priorities clear as Ky. budget advances to Senate

    In one sense, Kentucky’s budget doesn’t change much from year to year. A little more than half of every state dollar, for example, goes to our schools, colleges and universities. Another fourth is dedicated to Medicaid and other health services, a little more than a tenth is spent on criminal justice and the final dime goes to everything else.
    While there is relatively little discussion in the General Assembly about those ratios, there is often lively debate on the best way to move each major area forward.


    Friday, March 25
    The Trimble County Courthouse will be closing early on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. Closing at 11:45 a.m. will be the  Circuit Clerk, PVA and County Clerk’s offices. Closing at noon will be the Sheriff and County Judge-Executive offices.
    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Good Friday service on March 25th. It will start at 7:00 p.m. The choir will be singing from their Easter cantata. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Milton United Methodist Church will host a Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Welcome Extension agent Kevin Perkins
  • Trimble County’s Medicaid enrollment rises due to expansion

    By Tim Marema
    The Daily Yonder
    An additional 775 Trimble County residents were enrolled in Medicaid last year because of Kentucky’s decision to expand the health-insurance program, according to a state government report.
    Over a 20-month period ending in October, these new Trimble County Medicaid recipients were responsible for bringing $897,000 in health-care spending to the county, according to the study, conducted by the Health and Family Services Cabinet.
    The document was released during the final months of the Beshear administration.

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold Town Hall in Bedford Thursday

    Staff Report
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will hold a Town Hall event in Bedford on Thursday, March 31. The event will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library.
    According to Sergio Gor, Sen. Paul’s Washington, D.C., Communications Director, the senator has held 32 town halls across Kentucky during the past month and thousands of Kentuckians have come out to discuss the issues facing both the Commonwealth and the nation.

  • Board of Ed discusses restructure of the credit recovery program

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Bedford Rotarians hear of Heritage Trail Conservancy

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Bob Greene, President/Executive Director of the Heritage Trail Conservancy, addressed Bedford Rotary on his work with a heritage park for west Madison.

  • Library to offer ‘Scavenger Hunt’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Starting March 15, Kentuckians can visit participating libraries to compete in an investor education and protection program and contest called DASH for the STASH.
    The contest takes place March 15-May 15, 2016, and is being launched in Kentucky by the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions and the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute. The two organizations will present one statewide winner with a $1,000 prize to open or add to a retirement investment account for 2016.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Sunday, Mar. 6
    12:29 a.m. traffic stop, School Hollow Rd & Hwy 36
    12:37 a.m. traffic stop, Milton Boat Dock
    12:52 a.m. across the bridge in Madison
    1:09 a.m. traffic stop, Swifty Milton
    1:20 a.m. traffic stop, 11000 Hwy. 421 N.
    Monday, Mar. 7
    2:04 p.m. traffic stop, Hwy. 421 N.
    Tuesday, Mar. 8
    8:16 a.m. school visits, Trimble County School Board
    1:37 p.m. 911 hang up or unverified, 512 Colbert Ln.
    6:13 p.m. programs, 1425 Hwy. 42 E.
    Wednesday, Mar. 9