Today's News

  • Historic number of lives saved in 2017 through organ donation

    2017 was a groundbreaking year in national and local efforts to save lives through organ donation. In Kentucky, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  Tissue donations from 330 people helped heal thousands of patients.

  • 'Living the dream, baby'

    A career in law enforcement was a dream come true for Tom Starks.

    “I’ve always wanted to be a policeman, ever since I was little running the streets of Lawton, Okla. on my bicycle with a cap gun,” Starks said.

    Starks, who served as the school resource officer for the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, started in 2010 as the office’s chaplain.

  • Closing a chapter

    Special to the Banner

    Throughout Ramona Howard’s career at Trimble County Public Library, her colleagues have frequently called her a “Jack of all Trades.” After 27 years of service, Howard will be retiring at the end of January.

    “She’s probably done every job there has been at the library,” said Assistant Director Betsy Tweedy.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday

    Time is running out for candidates who want to appear on the ballot in the county’s races for the May primary.

    The deadline to file their paperwork is 4 p.m. Tuesday, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

    Mayors and city commissioners have until Aug. 14 to file as their race is non-partisan and appears on the general election ballot. Candidates running for the open school board seats also have until Aug. 14 to file.

    For questions, call the Trimble County Clerk’s office at 502-255-7174.

  • Fiscal court debates EMS staff carrying weapons

    Should EMS workers be able to conceal carry while on the job? That was the question raised during the Jan. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court.

    “My thought was that we can’t do that, we can’t allow that, but we kind of found out that I don’t think we’re going to have any say-so in it,” Judge-Executive Jerry Powell said.

  • City looks to construct building for salt storage

    The Trimble Banner

    Freezing weather caused very few problems this past couple weeks in the city limits of Bedford. The major problem was a six to eight-hour shutdown when a pin in the snowplow broke while cleaning the streets. In the cold weather, the plow had to be dismantled and a trip to Louisville to pick up a new pin was not on the agenda but was corrected timely and the streets were cleared. The snow and ice didn’t seem to deter travelers at all.

  • News of Public Record | Jan. 25, 2018

    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 judgments were rendered in Trimble County District Court during the week of Jan. 16, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Sheriff's call log | Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan. 15

    6:59 a.m., abandoned vehicle, 12000 U.S. 421N

    7:06 a.m., escort, Hartford City, Ind.

    11:54 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, U.S. 42E at Quire-Joslin Lane

    3:29 p.m., suspect in custody, 12000 U.S. 421N

    3:54 p.m., personal injury accident, 11000 U.S. 421N

    Jan. 16

    10:46 a.m., trespassing complaint, 3511 Peck Pike Road

    11:39 a.m., investigative follow up, Northern Lab/Kenton County Detention Center

    2:09 p.m., escort, Kenton County Detention Center

  • Community calendar | Jan. 25, 2018

    Monday, Jan. 29

    The Trimble County Board of Elections rescheduled its monthly meeting to 10 a.m. Jan. 29 in the county clerk’s office. New voting equipment for the election will be displayed at the meeting and for 30 days after the meeting to allow the community to view and test the system.

    Tuesday, Jan. 30

    The Trimble County Future Farmers of America Alumni Association meets at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.

    Thursday, Feb. 1

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember | Jan. 25, 2018

    Jan. 28, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Tri-County Emergency Transport began operating two ambulances out of Pendleton for patients in Trimble, Henry and Oldham counties. Chuck Smith, president, Roger Taylor, vice president, and Scott Burrows, secretary/treasurer led the organization. Seven certified EMTs from Trimble County worked for the service, including the Burrows, Nina Thompson, Marsha Campbell, Linda Callis, Donnie Callis and Susan Brady.