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Today's News

  • Alcohol-related fatalities decline

    One of the country’s great success stories over the last several decades has been its ability to reduce the devastation caused by drunken driving.

    The number of alcohol-related fatalities has dropped by about half since 1982, even though we are driving far more miles now.  That positive trend is even better for our younger drivers.

  • Alumni event short on attendance but enjoyable

    Saturday’s annual gathering of the alumni of Trimble County’s schools was somewhat disappointing for alumni banquet organizers.

    Don’t get me wrong. The meal prepared by the Trimble County school corporation’s cafeteria staff was nothing short of excellent. The fellowship of those in attendance was enthusiastic and cheerful. The Bedford Elementary School cafeteria facility provides an outstanding venue for revelers from school days past.

    What was missing? You!

  • Hanover woman is accident victim

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind., woman. Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near Nugent Sand on Hwy. 36 and impacted an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on.

  • THIS WEEK IN TRIMBLE COUNTY

    Thursday, May 5
    Trimble County Hymn Sing starts at 7 p.m. at the Corn Creek Baptist Church.

    Saturday, May 7
    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) will be meeting for unprogrammed worship every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning May 7 at the Port Royal Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road (Hwy 193), Port Royal, Ky. This informal group is under the guidance of the Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact: Betsy Packard, dogbydog123@aol.com or call 502-529-1598 for more information.

  • Stevens pleads guilty in Indiana DUI case

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens entered a guilty plea in Jefferson County Ind. Superior Court on April 27 on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. As a result of the plea agreement other charges against Stevens were dropped. Stevens was arrested Jan. 7, on drunken-driving charges in Madison, Ind., according to a report in the Jan. 12, 2011 issue of The Trimble Banner.

  • News of Public Record 05-04-11

    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 April 25-April 29, 2011.

    Felony

  • Trimble County Relay for Life schedule of events for this weekend

    Friday, May 6
    All day: Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank will have a bake sale with proceeds going to their Trimble County Relay for Life Team.

    8:00 a.m.: “SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE KICK CANCER TO THE PAST” we will be having a yard sale at Signature Healthcare of Trimble County it will be at the facility in the front parking lot. Lots of various items, all money from the sale will go towards the Signature Healthcare Relay for Life Fund.

    Saturday, May 7

  • County’s polling locations reduced to two

    Trimble voters will see some changes in this year’s elections. Instead of seven polling places as in past years the voting will be held in two locations, effective with the May 17 Primary, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell. Voters will also be introduced to new voting machines after Trimble County Fiscal Court approved the purchase in December.

  • Apple Festival future in ‘jeopardy’

    A meeting to determine the future of the Trimble County Apple Festival will be held at 7 p.m. on Thurs., May 12 at the county judge-executive’s office.

    The festival committee is in desperate need of volunteers and committee chairpersons to help organize and produce the event, according to Deborah Crawford, a member of the festival committee.

  • Former teacher sentenced in Ind.

    A former Trimble County High School teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 26, on one count of child seduction, a Class D felony, in Jefferson County, Ind., Superior Court.

    Kirk G. Chism, 41, of Madison, Ind., was indicted in Indiana on three counts of child seduction and in Kentucky on three counts of first-degree sexual assault in 2009. The indictments stemmed from an illicit sexual relationship he had with a TCHS student, who was then 17.