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    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 in Trimble County District Court during the week of July 4, 2016 with the Honorable Judge Diana Wheeler presiding:

  • Fun fair week wraps up
  • State property tax to remain same

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2016 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.  

  • Dedication tomorrow for Trimble Plantation

    Staff Report
    Earlier this year, members of the Oldham County Historical Society learned the organization would receive two designations on the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. The first site to be accepted was the Henry Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation Site located in Bedford here in Trimble County. The
    second designation chosen for inclusion in the program was the archived holdings of the J.C. Barnett Library & Archives in La Grange. Both sites are vital links to the history of the Underground Railroad in this area.

  • Rock throwers bash ambulance windshield

    The Trimble Banner
    Two occupants of a Trimble County Emergency Medical Services ambulance escaped injury last week when a rock smashed into the vehicle windshield, according to a news release from the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.
    The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 7, the release said. The Kentucky State Police was notified of the incident at 4:07 a.m.

  • Michelle Griffith named ‘Citizen of the Year’

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club recently selected Michelle Griffith for the annual “Citizen of the Year” award. This award is given to an individual in Trimble County who has demonstrated “service above self” activities benefiting county programs and organizations.  

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checks

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of July 1-31. 
    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Boat safely this summer

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources urges caution among boaters while weekend boating on a lake or river this summer.
    “The increased volume of boat traffic and differing experience levels among boaters heightens the danger,” said Zac Campbell, boating education coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It’s definitely not a good time to be drinking and boating. Be a responsible, safe boater.”

  • Tennis

    My husband was recently watching a tennis match on TV. At the risk of plagiarizing myself, “this man has never participated in a sport at which he did not excel. I on the other hand, have never participated in a sport in which I wasn’t a hazard to myself and others” (Crystanomoly, 2015). In the five years we have been married he has equipped me with various pieces of athletic paraphernalia. He has determined that he will transform his klutzy, baby giraffe into a graceful gazelle; Bless his heart.

  • Home canning the right way: New publications available

    Local gardens, orchards and farmers markets are bursting with fresh produce, and home canning season is in full swing. If you’re planning to can at home this summer, be sure to use only tested recipes that follow USDA recommendations.