Today's News

  • Be smart behind the wheel

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2015, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police. There were 549 fatalities as of Oct. 6 – 58 more than at the same time last year.
    “With only three months are left in the year, we are encouraging drivers to take responsibility for their driving behaviors,” said KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “By combining enforcement with public awareness, we hope to stop this upward trend in fatalities.”

  • Milton Fire & Rescue reminds Milton residents: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!

    Staff Report
    Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm, according to Milton Fire Chief Jason Long. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Tuesday, Sept. 22
    2:18 p.m. animal complaint at 138 Luckett Ave.
    3:46 p.m. reckless driver on Hwy. 42 W.
    4:24 p.m. process service block of 100 Cutshaw Ln.
    Wednesday, Sept. 23
    8:15 a.m. accident with property damage at 6356 Hwy. 421 N.
    2:38 p.m. assault at 315 West. St.
    Thursday, Sept. 24
    9:54 a.m. process service block of 900 Peck Pike.
    10:37 a.m. process service block of 1300 Milton-Bedford Pike.
    11:58 a.m. process service block of 1200 Webb Ln.
    Friday, Sept. 25


    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 the week of Sept. 28:


  • One week remains for storm survivors to register with FEMA

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Survivors of Kentucky’s July storms have until Oct. 12, 2015, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.
    Survivors who suffered losses during the severe storms in July in Breathitt, Carter, Fleming, Johnson, Leslie, Perry, Rowan and Trimble counties who have delayed registering for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

  • Storm, flood survivors urged to be alert for scams, frauds

    FRANKFORT, Ky – Kentuckians recovering and rebuilding from recent storms and flooding are urged to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.

  • Baptist Health La Grange participating in safety program for perinatal care

    Baptist Health La Grange is proud to provide excellent care to the mothers and babies in our community. To continue to achieve higher standards, Baptist Health La Grange has adopted a program from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care was created to help hospitals and clinicians reduce perinatal complications around the time of childbirth.

  • Development specialist shares ideas on city’s Morgan center

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Dr. Lorraine Garkovich, professor of community and leadership development at University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, led last week’s Bedford Rotary Club discussion on future ideas for the city’s community activities center.  


    Thursday, Oct. 8
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Golf Lesson at Cardinal Hills Golf Course at 10 a.m. with Don  Bowling.
    Milton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Monday, Oct. 12
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Counseling with Monica at 10:30 a.m.
    Tuesday, Oct. 13
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Craft Classes at Leisure Court at 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Oct. 15

  • Agriculture commissioner’s “Measure the Candidates” forum focuses on many issues

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors met Tuesday with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.
    In sharing their vision for the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and how they will operate from that office if elected, Quarles (R) and Lawson Spann (D) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.