Today's News

  • Kentucky Senate update

    The second week of session saw several significant issues begin to be debated in committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services, and the state’s debt level were all topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.

  • Redistricting among legislative items of consideration

    During the opening days of most legislative sessions in even-numbered years, the primary focus is getting bills moving through committee and readying for the governor’s budget proposal.

    As many of you may know, however, this year is somewhat different, as the General Assembly is also taking on the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing the population boundaries for itself, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the state’s six congressional seats. It’s something all states do after each Census.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Jan. 18
    Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the Administration Offices on Wentworth Ave.

    The Trimble County Raiders will host Eminence at 6 p.m. in the Eight Region Class A high school boys’ basketball tournament. Walton-Verona faces Williamstown in the second game.

    Thursday, Jan. 19
    Trimble County Relay for Life will hold a Team Captain meeting at 6 p.m. at the TC Public Library.

    Friday, Jan. 20

  • News of Public Record 01-18-12

    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 in court the week of Jan. 9-Jan. 13, 2012.


  • Ohio River’s ‘Great Flood’ of 1937 was 75 years ago

    Water levels from numerous Ohio River flood events are recorded on the side of a two story building in downtown Milton. A plaque hanging on the hallway wall of the Carroll County Courthouse records the depth of the most devastating flood in Carrollton’s history. The plaque and the highest watermark on the Milton structure are representative of the same event—the 1937 flood, which occurred 75 years ago this month.

  • Constable has new vehicle

    Bedford Constable Craig Lacefield is patrolling the community in an unmarked vehicle, according to Bedford Mayor Russell Clifton.

    “Craig has got a different vehicle now,” Clifton said near the close of Monday’s meeting of the Bedford City Commission. “He’s out every night. He’s got a white (Ford) Explorer and he doesn’t have all the bells and whistles up on top. He’s got the lights in the grill. If anybody asks he doesn’t have all the markings on it.”

  • Water increase challenged

    West Carroll Water District has challenged the rate increase recently enacted by the Milton Commission on behalf of the Water Board of the Milton Municipal Water and Sewer Systems.

    Milton Mayor Denny Jackson said during Thursday’s meeting of the commission he had been contacted by West Carroll representative Bill Osborne “and he’s very concerned about the rate increase that we’re imposing on them.”

  • Hanging in the balance
  • Shelter delayed again

    The process of hiring a project manager to oversee the construction of a new animal shelter for Trimble and Henry counties hit a snag late last week when the leading candidate for the position took his name out of consideration.

    The individual hired for the role is to be a paid county employee in charge of lining up subcontractors to complete each stage of constructing a 2,100-square foot, concrete block animal shelter facility for $250,000 on land donated to Trimble County by Republic Services, owners of the Valley View Landfill.