Today's News

  • Bruner elected county’s Circuit Court clerk

    Stacy M. Bruner will be the county’s next Circuit Court Clerk.

    Bruner beat her opponent, John C. Edwards, by a 654-425 margin in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 22. She carried all but two of the 12 precincts. With no Republican candidate in the race, Bruner will be unopposed in the General Election on Nov. 6.

    The Bruner/Edwards matchup was the only county office on the ballot this time around.

  • ‘Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy’ exhibit opens June 2 in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2012) - The exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” which explores how the Civil War changed Kentucky forever, opens Saturday, June 2, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

  • Infant killed, driver charged with manslaughter in crash

    An infant has died following a fatal crash near General Butler State Resort Park Saturday morning.

    A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old juvenile was traveling on 11th Street near the rear entrance to General Butler State Resort Park when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Troopers responded to the call at 9:13 a.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

  • New job training program offered to veterans

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Unemployed veterans aged 35 - 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1, 2012.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend enforcing seat belt use

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts - beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives - and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law - Kentucky’s 82 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent.

  • Fiscal Court holds first reading of budget

    The members of the Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday held a first reading of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The summary of appropriations and expenditures amounts to nearly $3.3 million.

    The General Fund, projected at $2 million, includes appropriations and expenditures of $660,742 for general government operations, $358,775 for protection of persons and property, $121,280 for general health and sanitation among others.

  • Mandatory motor vehicle insurance notices begin in June

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - As mandated by the Kentucky Legislature, uninsured motorists across the Commonwealth will begin receiving notices in June that registrations for their personal vehicles will be canceled if they do not obtain required insurance or show proof of existing insurance.

    Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance for more than 60 days will receive the notices. The owners will have 30 days in which to obtain or present verification of coverage.

  • Healthy choices for healthy families: Low fat dairy products

  • Ticks emerging earlier than normal in Trimble County

    Typically ticks begin to appear in late spring and early summer as warm weather sets in, but this year, ticks have been active much earlier than normal. I actually picked off my first tick on a walk in late March.

  • Milton’s Girl Scout Troop #1861 enjoys Chicago tour

    By Cindy and Maddie Withrow

    Troop Leader and Senior Girl Scout

    Do you ever wonder where the money from the sale of Girl Scout cookies goes? I know there are faithful cookie buyers in every town and every county—the wonderful people that pay the price for the yummy Samoas and Thin Mints and never question where DOES the money go.

    Well, let me tell you about the recent adventures of Troop #1861 from Milton—adventures made possible by their loyal customers, families and local shoppers.