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  • News of Public Record 04-04-12

    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 the week of March 26, 2012.


  • Bridge reduced to one lane April 18

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, KY to Madison, IN, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, April 18th from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in recent inspections.

  • Fundraiser turnout light

    A daylong event Saturday at Trimble County Park may not have drawn a huge crowd, but did manage to raise $2,100 for those affected by the March 2 tornadoes that cut through the county.

    Myrna Persell of Milton, who organized the event with Lenny Hensley, estimated about 100 people stopped by for the antique car and tractor show and to hear performances by local bands at the park shelterhouse. Scriber’s Station in Eminence provided food and refreshments.

  • ISP on duty at bridge

    Police enforcement of the three-ton weight limit on the Indiana side of the Milton-Madison Bridge has resumed although “there may be some gaps” in the coverage according to an Indiana State Police spokesman.

    Last week The Trimble Banner reported that there were periods when no enforcement was present on the Madison side of the bridge. An absence of Indiana State Police cruisers was noted at various times over a period of several days.

  • Sampson leaving TCHS

    Trimble County High School Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson has accepted the principal position at Franklin County High School in Frankfort, effective July 1, 2012. Last week, the six-member Franklin County High School council picked him unanimously as the school’s next leader, according to Marcia Dunaway, Trimble County Superintendent of Schools.

  • Pier Rising

    A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for customers of the Milton Water Company who have lost water service due to a water main break. This advisory is for customers who live in the area below the Milton hill, including Edgewater Drive, Hwy. 36W, School Hollow Road and North Spillman Lane.

    Although no contamination has been confirmed we recommend that when your water service resumes that you:

  • KSP plans 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 April 2 - April 16, 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.

  • Local legislators in action
  • Carroll man arrested on sex-related charges

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County man on several sex-related charges. Principe Llerena 23, of 168 Floyd St., was arrested on March 22 at about 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg by Detective Steve Goodale.

    Llerena was charged with six counts of third degree rape, six counts of third degree sodomy and two counts of first degree sexual abuse. The charges stem from several encounters Llerena allegedly had with three teenage girls over the past year, according to a news release.