Today's News

  • KSP to have 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 Aug. 18 – Sept. 1, 2014.
    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 and the licensing of drivers.

  • Robbery gone wrong

    Corey Washburn, 21 years old from Carrollton, was standing behind another customer inside the United Citizens Bank while a transaction involving a large amount of cash took place at the counter. Washburn reached over the customer’s shoulder and grabbed the cash and attempted to flee. The bank customer grabbed Washburn, pushed him against a wall, and held him there until KSP units arrived on scene. Washburn was charged with Robbery First Degree and lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Tobacco fund balance left in Kentucky Access, committee told

    FRANKFORT—State officials believe there could be around $12 million in state tobacco settlement funds left in Kentucky Access, a state health insurance “high risk” pool phased out in 2013 with implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

  • Low-interest farm loans available

    Lexington, KY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Kentucky Farm Service Agency Executive Director, John W. McCauley, has announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.


    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 August 5, 2014.

    Troy Allen Murray – review – refund bond.

  • On-farm investment opportunities available for Trimble Co. farmers

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently awarded $140,858 in Trimble County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP). The Trimble County Cattlemen’s Association Inc. submitted a proposal to the Trimble County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers. 

  • Jams, jellies & other soft spreads

    Home canning jams, jellies, and other soft spreads is fun and satisfying. Soft spreads all contain four main ingredients (fruit, sugar, pectin, and acid), and they differ only in their consistency. The formation of a gel depends on the right amount of each of the main ingredients. If you understand the science of gelling, all your soft spreads will be a success.
    Soft Spreads
    •  Jams are made by cooking crushed or chopped fruits with sugar until the mixture will round up on a spoon. Jams do not hold their shape and are spreadable.

  • Algal blooms may pose livestock danger

    Recent news reports of unsafe drinking water in the Great Lakes area have drawn national attention to toxic algal blooms. In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory.

  • Trimble FFA members attend leadership camp

    By Destiny Harp
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On July 14-18, the Trimble FFA Chapter had four members in attendance at the Kentucky Leadership Training Center attending FFA Camp Week 5. There are many activities that take place during a week at camp—from leadership training courses, special interests courses, athletic events and night programs—it’s exhausting! Following is a glance of our week and the triumphs of our Chapter.  

  • Help Trimble become work ready

    Do you want Trimble County to grow and prosper? The Trimble County Work Ready Community (WRC) Committee wants just that! If Trimble County becomes a certified WRC, then it can attract more business and industry. When this occurs, our career ready young people can stay in our county and get work. It’s a win/win situation!