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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.
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    The following cases were heard the week of Feb. 2

  • Driving tips for ice, snow

    AAA offers some winter driving tips to help drivers navigate on ice and snow: 
    As the temperatures drop, drivers should increase the amount of space between their car and others on the road so that they have time to safely react to an emergency situation.
    If you lose control of your car, remain calm and turn in the direction you want your car to go. Stay in control of the skid.
    Avoid abrupt movements such as slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle’s balance and make it harder to control.
    Do not tailgate.

  • Drama group to host inaugural Princess Tea

    The Trimble County High School Drama Club is hosting a princess tea Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Milton Elementary School.
    Your little princess can meet Elsa and Anna, have tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter, play games with Olaf and Kristoff, or be our guest with Belle and the Beast. She can even make her own crown in the Enchanted Forest with Snow White, Flynn Rider and Prince Charming. Delightful treats will be consumed and fun will be had.

  • Middle school student hosts a creative fundraiser

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Desiree Edinger, a delightful young lady at Trimble County Middle School, hosted a fundraiser to help out a friend. She organized an activity to “duct tape a teacher to the wall!”
    Edinger asked a group of friends to assist her with the task, created advertising for the event, requested the assistance of her teachers and sold strips of duct tape to her peers. It was not an easy activity to plan as she had previously thought, but the end result was fun and extremely successful.

  • Kentucky 2014 highway fatality figures released

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.
    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 in 2013. However, it was the second lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded.

  • Public Service Commission closes review of LG&E/KU customer service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ended its heightened scrutiny of the consumer service operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) because the two companies have completed the improvements recommended in the final report of a management review completed in September 2011.
    In a letter sent to the two utilities, the PSC said all 20 of the recommended actions have been completed, ending the need for further progress reports tied to the review, known as a focused management and operations audit.

  • Sundowner syndrome associated with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease

    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set. These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome. Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.

  • Radon: A dangerous invisible gas

    Radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer after smoking. It annually kills more than 21,000 Americans and accounts for about 12 percent of all cancer deaths. But you don’t have to be a victim, according to Beverly Miller, Senior Extension Associate for Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

  • Men’s Breakfast Feb. 7 at Antioch Baptist

    Antioch Baptist Church will host a Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. All men in the community are invited to attend and meet our new pastor, Rev. Tim Leichty!

  • New board members sworn in

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell was on hand to administer the oath of office to two newly elected members of the Trimble County Board of Education during the board’s first meeting of the new year last Wednesday evening in the administration building on Wentworth Avenue in Bedford.