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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • Kentucky Horse Park open Friday through Sunday in holiday weeks

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24-25), and again New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31–Jan. 1).  The park is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season, so the park will also be closed as scheduled on the Mondays and Tuesdays in those holiday weeks (Dec. 22-23 and 29-30).  

  • Kentucky farms benefitting from Agricultural Development Fund

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky’s annual agricultural output now stands at over $5.6 billion thanks in part to Kentucky’s tobacco-funded Agricultural Development Fund, state lawmakers were told recently.
    “Without the Agricultural Development Fund investments, I suspect we wouldn’t be where we are today in agricultural output,” Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Executive Director Roger Thomas told the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. 

  • Fun ways to make Christmas holiday breaks enjoyable without today’s technology

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, many times our attention turns to technology, but it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.