Today's News

  • No storied ending but a stellar year
  • Planning and zoning topic at Milton Commission

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • State police conducting traffic safety checkpoints

    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 March 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.

  • Madison investigating explosion at City Hall

    On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Madison Police Department responded to a report of an explosion near the City Hall parking lot and the 300 block of Central Avenue, according to Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston.
    Lieutenant Dan Slygh, Lieutenant Bruce Heaton, Sergeant Ben McKay, and Patrolman James Lee responded to the scene. It was determined that an explosive device was detonated near the entrance to the City Hall parking lot from Central Avenue. The Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Destruction team was contacted.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Feb. 29
    8:56 a.m., investigation followup, Trimble County Attorney’s Office.
    11:18 a.m., investigation followup, Trimble County Attorney’s Office.
    2:32 p.m., traffic stop, Hwy 421N
    Tuesday, March 1
    2:58 p.m., assisted motorist, 25 Wentworth Ave
    3:02 p.m., traffic stop, Trimble County High School
    5:45 p.m., terroristic threatening, 812 Lower Pattons Creek Rd

    Wednesday, March 2
    9:47 a.m., assisted motorist, Country Corner Gifts
    2:25 p.m., abandoned vehicle, 12921 Hwy 421N


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    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 the week of Feb. 29:

  • Dealing with bed bugs in the Trimble County school system

    Dear Readers,
    This week I would like to take some time to deal with a particularly concerning topic, bed bugs. Over the past few weeks there have been cases of bed bugs within our schools, which has caused some level of panic. My purpose here is to educate the community on this issue, how the school responds, and to express that this is a community issue that will require everyone working together in order to successfully resolve it.

  • Techno Vertigo

    Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up with the type of technology to which today’s youth have access. Maybe it’s because my vision has worsened exponentially over the past few years; or maybe, just maybe I’ve discovered yet another flaw in a structure not quite up to code. Whatever it may be I’ve come to the realization that computers make me nauseous.

  • Assessing traumatic events

    Events that cause negative stress are known as traumatic events. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic events are “marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death…and affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.”

  • Introducing new farm agent

    Hello, my name is Kevin Perkins and I am the new Trimble County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.