Today's News

  • ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ aims to decrease fatalities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has been partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Trimble’s Taylor Ball among mining interns at work in Nevada

    Bedford resident Taylor Ball is among a number of hard-working Newmont Mining Corporation interns who recently helped the Elko, Nevada Lions Club prepare for the arrival of several dozen young people attending this year’s Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, an annual summer camp created by the Lions Club for the benefit of residents throughout the northeast Nevada region.

  • Kentucky’s birthday unnoticed

    There wasn’t a birthday cake or a lot of fanfare, but Kentucky hit a major milestone earlier this summer when it celebrated its 220th birthday.

    Over the years, the commonwealth has been blessed to have quite a few of its citizens make a sizeable mark on the country and even the world.  Daniel Boone, President Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay are arguably the most famous, and others readily known include Colonel Sanders, the Clooney family and Muhammad Ali.

  • Legislative committees active

    This has been a full week in Frankfort. I had three major meetings with the Transportation Committee that I chair, the Joint Committee on Labor and Industry, and the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism.

  • Carroll couple arrested in connection with thefts

    A couple suspected in thefts from seven businesses in recent months has been arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
    Nathan C. Seaward, 27, and Candida M. Blanton, 33, a homeless couple living in a van at the end of Lock Road were arrested July 16, 2012 by Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Clay Cable and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, July 9
    1:34 p.m., warrant service, 600 block Richmond Hill Rd
    1:42 p.m., warrant service, 400 block Harley Ln
    2:22 p.m., warrant service, 1000 block U.S. 421N
    2:57 p.m., warrant service, Stauffer Ct
    4:19 p.m., domestic abuse complaint, 100 block Luckett Ln
    7:54 p.m., federal overtime traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N

    Tuesday, July 10
    3:54 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N
    1:00 p.m., process service, 7000 block Burkhardt Bottom Rd
    2:18 p.m., escort, 30 U.S. 42E


    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 case were heard in Trimble County Court the week of July 16-20, 2012.


  • Kentucky State Police plan safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of July 30 - August 13, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Lawmakers briefed on new regulations for farm vehicles

    FRANKFORT - Overweight and large farm vehicles now have their own regulation separate from the overweight commercial truck regulation, lawmakers were told in a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation last week.
    The division was made to simplify farm vehicle requirements and make them easier to understand, Ann D’Angelo, of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said.

    Minor changes were also made to the regulation to comply with laws passed during the most recent legislative session, she said.

  • Drought creates different insect problems

    Hot, dry weather could have some insects feeding in greater-than-normal numbers on crops like alfalfa, tobacco and some vegetables.