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Today's News

  • New law targeting prescription drug abuse effective

    Earlier this year, when the General Assembly approved legislation designed to curb the state’s heroin epidemic, many called the law a national model because of the way it blended additional treatment, smart-on-crime measures and tougher penalties for traffickers.
    On Monday, we learned that another comprehensive law in this field, this one targeting prescription drug abuse, is making the significant difference that other legislators and I had hoped when we passed it in 2012.

  • Library teen lock-in is tomorrow

    The Trimble County Public Library’s annual end-of-summer “Library After Hours” for middle and high school students is tomorrow from 5-9 p.m.
    “Library After Hours” is a lock-in style event, featuring illusionists from Impossible Magic, pizza, popsicles, Wii, Guitar Hero, games and DIY projects.
    Teens are encouraged to register in advance by stopping by the library or calling the library staff at (502) 255-7362.
     

  • Back to School Fair at Bedford Elem. tomorrow

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A “Back to School Fair” will be held tomorrow at the Bedford Elementary School for students and parents of students who will attend Trimble County schools in the upcoming 2015-16 school term. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
    The opening day of classes for Trimble students is next Wednesday, Aug. 12. The Back to School Fair event is designed to be the one stop students need to make to be ready for opening day.

  • Library’s summer reading program focus of July 21 Bedford Rotary meeting

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Public Library has actively addressed the problem of “Summer Slide” (summer learning loss with kids) through a third year of summer reading programs during June 1 through Aug. 1. Library staff member Amanda Neace discussed the summer reading program during the July 21 meeting of the Bedford Rotary Club.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, July 30
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Offsite Animal Avengers at the Trimble County Public Library at 1:00 p.m.
    The Trimble County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bedfoird Elementary School Library for the purpose of approving a superintendent’s contract.
    Friday, July 31
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Offsite Fishing/Picnic at Lake Jericho at 10:00 a.m.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, July 13
    10:41 a.m., process service, Stone St.
    12:11 p.m., mischief, 3114 Hwy 421 N.
    3:24 p.m., disturbance, 218 Hardy Creek Rd.
    5:10 p.m., alarm, 2636 Liberty Rd.
    6:44 p.m., process service, block of 100 Willard Wilson Rd.
    7:13 p.m., process service, block of 20 Mullins Dr.
    7:34 p.m., warrant, 29 Mandy Ct.
    8:43 p.m., traffic stop, Wentworth Ave.
    9:43 p.m., traffic stop, Bedford Ave.
    9:50 p.m., traffic stop, 24 Hwy 421 N.
    9:53 p.m., traffic stop, 1029 Hwy 421 N.

  • 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 cases were heard the week of July 20, 2015:
    FELONY

  • Emergency room is ‘first love’ for this TCHS grad

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service
    Chaos. Many people would feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed working in an emergency room with critical patients arriving on stretchers or taking care of a patient during a rocky ambulance ride. But for Leah Payton, RN, these are situations she thrives in.
    “ER is my first love and always has been,” she said. “I like the not-knowing, and you never know what is going to come in the door — the element of surprise.”

  • Get ready for the Bedford Bash

    Staff Report
    The Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank will host the 26th Annual Bedford Bash next Friday, Aug. 7, in the bank parking lot.
     The Bash will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and will feature an appearance by the Trimble County cheerleaders, a concert by Six Miles South and the Ninth Annual Bedford Bash Car Show.

  • Mother Daughter Look Alike Winners