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Today's News

  • Young Runnin' Raiders claim state cross-country title

    The Kentucky state cross-country championship for middle-school and elementary-school athletes was a popular event this past Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky.

    The event drew 3,318 athletes ranging from  kindergarteners to seniors. 

    The “young” Runnin’ Raiders of Trimble County earned some respect, claiming two state titles and one runner up. They also claimed many Top 50 finishes among individual runners.

  • Testing Trimble's emergency preparedness

    It was only a test, but to a casual onlooker it could have seemed like the real thing.

    Emergency responders from throughout Trimble County were called out about 9 a.m. Saturday to a mock hazardous materials training drill at the Bray Ridge water pumping station, owned and operated by the Trimble County Water District.

  • Jackson, Melvin beat challengers

    After a seemingly endless political season, Trimble County voters spoke Tuesday and the results are in. Voters spoke loudly, too, with about 45 percent of registered voters going to the polls.

    In Trimble County’s main contested races, Denny Jackson prevailed over challenger Steve Brierly to retain the mayor’s office in Milton. Jackson received 143 votes to Brierly’s 54 votes.

    Jackson, who had served on the commission for more than a decade, was appointed mayor in October 2009 after the unexpected death of then-Mayor Donnie Oakley.

  • Shooting of dog an unnecessary, heinous crime

    I  love animals. They hold a huge spot in my heart, and I’ve worked with a group in Carroll County for nearly eight years that tries to find new homes for strays and unwanted or neglected animals there.

    I have a soft heart that has resulted in the adoption of many stray animals during my adult life.

    Now that you know this about me, imagine how I felt when I first heard a dog had been shot to death in one of our neighborhoods in Trimble County.

  • FOREST FIRE SCORCHES 15 ACRES

    The Trimble Banner

    Emergency responders had a busy night Thursday, starting with a forest fire on a steep hillside near Wise’s Landing, soon followed by a house fire on Colbert Lane and a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Morton Ridge Road.

    The first call came from Charles and Besty Liston at 4:47 p.m., who called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the woods below their house, located at the end of Ralston Road.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bridge inspection to close lane Oct. 28 The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring portions of the structure that were highlighted in the 2009 in-depth inspection of the 80-year-old Ohio River span. KYTC this year mandated the bridge must be inspected every two

  • Boater thanks Milton VFRD for assistance

    Editor:   This is a letter of appreciation to the services provided to my wife and me this past Saturday morning (Oct. 9) following our boat accident near Hanover Beach. The intra-agency cooperation between Kentucky and Indiana emergency services and nonemergency services (Clifty Creek Power Plant tow secured through the efforts of your crew) was impressive. The professionalism and compas

  • Runnin' Raiders rock NCKC tourney

    Trimble County Park was the scene for this year’s North Central Kentucky Conference cross-country championship race, drawing runners from Williamstown, Walton-Verona and Gallatin, Owen, Carroll, Henry and Trimble counties.

    Traditionally, with several state-ranked a very competitive conference title race, the battle was on between the athletes from those schools.

  • Raiders prevail in Trimble County's 2nd Invitational

    More than 540 athletes ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors competed Saturday, Oct. 9, in the second Trimble County Cross-Country Invitational at Trimble County Park. The athletes represented schools from Lexington, Burgin, Newport, Louisville, Oldham County, Carroll County, Owen County, Gallatin County, Frankfort and Eminence. In a repeat of last year’s invitational, the No.

  • Area officials, public offered Open Meetings/Open Records seminar

    I would like to extend my gratitude to the Kentucky Press Association, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. Spurred by a suggestion I made to KPA Executive Director David Thompson last month, these three Kentucky journalism heavy-hitters have scheduled a Sunshine Seminar for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thur