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Today's News

  • Looking ahead to the new Congress

    Last month, the people of Kentucky elected me to be their Senator for the next six years and in the process helped me become Senate Majority Leader. I am deeply honored and humbled by the faith the voters have placed in me.
    The message from the electorate in Kentucky and nationwide could not have been more clear: the public wants a change in direction and expects things to get done in Washington. I am pleased to report that just in the past several weeks, I have been able to fight for and secure a number of positive measures to help improve the lives of Kentucky families.

  • Rotary hears of valuable program for troubled youth

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky has a growing problem of neglected, abused and troubled youth. According to Jim Shields, of “Boys and Girls Haven,” Louisville, numbers of homeless children in the state—some 66,000—are staggering and shameful, and these examples show the tremendous needs in our communities to help address this problem. Shields cited a recent report by the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, Kentucky Human Rights Commission.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, Jan. 1
    The Albert Pike Scottish Rite Club cordially invites all Master Masons in Trimble County to attend a New Year’s Day Reception from Noon to 3 p.m. at Fortitude Lodge #47, Main and Walnut Streets in LaGrange.
    Monday, Jan. 5
    Work Ready Community will meet at the Trimble County Public Library  at 6 p.m.
    SPECIAL NOTICES

  • Dec. 31 final day to change party registration

    Voters who are already registered should be aware that Dec. 31 is the final day to change their party registration for the 2015 primary election.
    The state constitutional offices will be on the ballot in 2015. These offices are governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, commissioner of agriculture, secretary of state and treasurer.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 27 to file to run in the primary for those offices.
    First-time voters have until April 20 to register for the primary elections.

  • Edelen releases audit of Trimble County Sheriff’s tax settlement

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons collected taxes of nearly $4.6-million for the county’s tax districts during the period of April 16, 2013 through April 15, 2014, according to an audit of the sheriff’s settlement of 2013 taxes released last week by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Dec. 8
    6:25 a.m., alarm, 9245 Hwy 421N
    4:12 p.m., assisted motorist, 4500 Hwy 42W
    5:56 p.m., surveillance/special detail, 100 block Wentworth Ave
    6:58 p.m., surveillance/special detail, 1029 Hwy 421N
    Tuesday, Dec. 9
    1:17 p.m., process service, 400 block Culls Ridge Rd
    4:07 p.m., assisted motorist, 5473 Hwy 421N
    Thursday, Dec. 11
    7:55 a.m., traffic stop, Garriott Rd/Hwy 421
    10:20 a.m., process service, 100 block Pendleton Ave
    12:17 p.m., traffic stop, Hwy 421

  • 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 Dec. 15, 2014:
    FELONY

  • Courthouse holiday closings announced

    Christmas Closings
    County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, & Sheriff Closed December 24, 25, & 26
    County Judge/Executive Closed December 24 & 25
    PVA Closed December 25 &26
     
    New Year Closings
    County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Sheriff, & PVA Closed January 1 & 2
    County Judge/Executive closed December 31 & January 1

  • EPA issues coal ash disposal regulations

    Staff Report
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants.
    The announcement is intended to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater contamination and air emissions from coal ash disposal.

  • Board reviews audit, principal reports

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education met for the last time of the year last Wednesday evening in the school district’s administration building. George Sparks from Barnes Denneg Co. presented board members with the annual audit of the district’s financial matters. Sparks explained that there were some minor discrepancies which would easily be corrected by adhering to controls that are already in place.