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Today's News

  • Kentucky State Police troopers sporting new ride

    Motorists throughout the state may do a double-take this summer as the Kentucky State Police begin rolling out new cruisers with an updated look. The agency is transitioning from the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer being manufactured, to the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle. KSP recently purchased 125 of the vehicles (100 in traditional gray and 25 in tan for use by its Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division) to begin replacing its aging fleet of 2004-2010 model Fords.

  • News of Public Record 06-20-12

    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 in Trimble County Court the week of June 11-June 15, 2012.

    Felony

  • More cemetery patrols sought

    A hallowed ground intended to be the final resting place for the remains of loved ones has instead become a haven for the living who, under the veil of darkness, allegedly use the premises for illicit activities.

    Commissioner Frank Floyd told his fellow members of the Bedford City Commission Monday of ongoing problems at the Bedford Cemetery.

  • Comeaux new commissioner

    As the first order of business at Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission, Milton resident Lynn Comeaux was sworn in as the newest Milton Commissioner. Comeaux succeeds Gerald Owen whose resignation due to health reasons was announced by Mayor Denny Jackson during the commission’s April 12 meeting. Comeaux will serve out the remainder of Owen’s term, which expires on Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Animal shelter completion by end of month

    Contractor Tony Walker told Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, June 18, that the new animal shelter being built on Sulphur Road should be “100 percent complete” by Friday, June 29.

    “I feel confident about what I’ve left the counties with,” Walker said. Walker was hired by Trimble County to build the facility after bids from contractors for the project came in far above the $250,000 available from Trimble and Henry counties, which includes a $150,000 state grant.

  • County gets recycling grant, budget passed

    Trimble County has been awarded a $55,195 recycling grant from the 2012-13 Kentucky Pride Fund.

    The award was one of a total of 61 grants for recycling and household hazardous-waste grants announced June 13 by Gov. Steve Beshear and is intended to help reduce the amount of recyclable and hazardous materials going into landfills, according to a release from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management.

  • Fun at the Trimble County Fair
  • Speedway offers race day ride-alongs

    SPARTA, Ky. - Richard Petty Driving Experience is bringing Race Rides Saturday to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30 from 7-10 a.m., to offer fans the chance to experience stock car Ride-Alongs on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” race day.

    Ride-Alongs will deliver an unforgettable, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride in a 600-horsepower race car at speeds as fast as 160 mph just hours before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars battle on the speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval.

  • Beshear signs Career Pathways Bill

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear today signed Senate Bill 38, a measure aimed to provide a career pathway process for secondary education in Kentucky. Through a more rigorous academic focus on career and technical education (CTE), the bill provides for a career-based program of study to make students’ high school years more relevant to their futures as working adults.

  • Is this huge fish a trophy or state record?

    By LEE McCLELLAN

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.

    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.