Today's News

  • Frozen in time

    The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • June court date set for Long trial

    Landmark News Service

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.

    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Problems plague rollout of new system in county clerk's offices statewide

    Problems with the statewide rollout of a new point-of-sale system for county clerks Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 forced around 75 patrons attempting vehicle registration renewal to be turned away by staff at the Trimble County Clerk’s office in Bedford.

    State officials directed county clerks Wednesday to revert to the previous system they were using while the state troubleshoots problems, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • County records drop in unemployment rate

    The number of unemployed people has dropped in Trimble County according to new figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet.

    In Trimble County, the number of unemployed people was 167 for November, accounting for a 4.1 percent unemployment rate of the county’s labor force, according to the cabinet’s report. That is a drop compared to the 4.4 percent unemployment rate recorded in October and also lower than the 4.5 percent recorded in November 2016.

  • Sheriff’s Call Log | Jan. 11, 2018

    Monday, Jan. 1

    12:11 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, 187 Cutshaw Lane

    Wednesday, Jan. 3

    7:24 a.m., repossession, Coopers Bottom Road

    12:22 p.m., shoplifting complaint, 19 Fairground Road

    3:23 p.m., process service, Hardy Creek Road

    3:38 p.m., investigation follow up, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

    Thursday, Jan. 4

    11:39 a.m., knock-and-talk, New Hope Road

    3:37 p.m., assault complaint, 43 Sportsmans Lane

  • News of Public Record | Jan. 11, 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. 1, 2018, with the Honorable Judge Diana E. Wheeler presiding:

  • Library partners with high school science classes

    Special to the Banner

    To start the new year, the Trimble County Public Library and the Trimble County High School partnered together to create scientific experiments.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 11, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 11

    Milton City Commission meets at the Milton Municipal Building at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 16

    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office.

    Bedford City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at Bedford City Hall located in the Morgan Community Center.

    Wednesday, Jan. 17

    Trimble County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at the TCHS library at 4:30 p.m.

  • Rotary gets update on Haiti work

    Special to the Banner

    Chartered Rotary International clubs are required to demonstrate interests beyond the borders of local communities when able. Clubs and districts apply for grants to help provide better living conditions, health and education in developing countries.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2018

    Jan. 14, 1988

    (30 years ago)

    Trimble County’s volunteer emergency services provided assistance on 458 separate occasions in 1987. The Bedford Fire Department made 56 runs while the Milton Fire Department made 36 runs. Trimble County EMS responded to 374 emergency calls during the year. All of the services combined equated to more than 3,500 free hours provided to citizens of Trimble County.