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Today's News

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Saturday, March 18
    FREE Handshakes and Pancakes Breakfast, with eggs, bacon, sausage and grits at Sligo Baptist Church, 65 N Loop Sligo from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
    Monday, March 20
    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the judge-executive office annex to the Trimble County Courthouse.
    Tuesday, March 21
    Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Bedford City Hall located in the Morgan Community Center.
    Wednesday, March 22

  • Local justice, judges take part in Kentucky Opioid Summit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Local Justices and Judges recently joined the statewide discussion on the escalating opioid epidemic at the court system’s first-ever summit on this crisis. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. hosted the Kentucky Opioid Summit for the state’s justices and judges Jan. 25 in Louisville.

  • 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, March 7, 2017 in Trimble County District Court with the Hon. Jerry D. Crosby II presiding:
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  • Teacher Spotlight: Angela Brown

    By TREVOR BROWNING
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Board of Education votes again to levy nickel tax

    EDITOR’S NOTE: According to a legal advertisement placed in today’s edition by the Trimble County Schools, on March 9, 2017, the Trimble County Board of Education adopted a General Fund rate of 72.6 cents per hundred dollars of assessment. Of this rate, 5.7 cents is subject to recall.
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has advised that a citizen picked up a recall packet from her office on Monday, seeking to form a committee to petition the community for another county-wide vote on the nickel tax.
    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Meet Sheriff Charlie Kelton

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.
    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • County bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Charlie Kelton sworn in as new Trimble County Sheriff

    Former Kentucky State Police Sgt. Charlie Kelton was sworn in as the new Trimble County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon, March 14. Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler administered the oath to Kelton and his entire staff.

    Sheriff Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who passed away last week following a valiant battle with cancer. Coons had served 14 years as Trimble’s sheriff and was midway through his fourth term when he reached the end of his watch. Kelton will serve out the remaining 22 months of that term.

  • Writer recounts experience of riding out last week’s storm

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “We better watch the weather tonight, I heard bad weather is coming!”
    That was the comment from my husband last Tuesday night, Feb. 28. Wow! Was he correct! WAVE 3 had three meteorologists analyzing and reporting what they knew about the storm, throughout the night. They were providing the general public with times, areas, and expectations. Their timeline was impeccable.

  • County communications contest

    Do you like to speak in front of a group? Do you like to teach others how to do things? Would you like to learn the skills and gain the confidence to be an outstanding public speaker? Then you should participate in the Kentucky 4-H Communications Program! 4-H members can learn how to prepare and present a speech on any topic they feel passionate about. Or, if you are a more hands on person, you can learn to give a demonstration, a “how to” presentation in which you will teach someone how to do something using posters and other props.