Today's News

  • Warm up with a winter luau at Trimble’s library

    The Trimble County Public Library will host their annual open house on Friday, Dec. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. The library will be transformed into a Winter Luau, with activities and fun for all ages to enjoy.
    The Newport Aquarium will be bringing their tide pool animals for guests to meet. Children will be able to get up close with a horseshoe crab, sea star, anemone and sea urchin.

  • Embracing change

    Dear readers,
    I want to continue last week’s theme on change by completing the list of reasons why people resist change. This is an important theme for us as we move forward to improve our schools as improvement is “change” for the better. Last week I listed two reasons that people resist change which were loss of control, and excess uncertainty. This week I wish to complete the list. The remaining reasons people resist change are:


    Thursday, Dec. 3
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the Milton Elementary School Library.
    Friday, Dec. 4
    The Trimble County Lady Raiders will host “Honor the Legacy Night” during games with Carroll County. A special tribute will be held to honor the 1976 and 1981 Regional Championship teams. All former players, coaches and anyone else connected with the program is invited to attend. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity game expected to begin at about 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Nov. 16
    8:00 a.m. accident with property damage on 421 at Lakeview Dr.
    9:45 a.m. accident with property damage on 8400 Hwy. 42 W.
    11:56 a.m. emergency protective order served at 20 Fairground Rd.
    12:58 p.m. miscellaneous complaint at 125 Cruz Lane.
    2:18 p.m. social services referral at block of 500 Peck Pike.
    10:49 p.m. accident with property damage on 470 Hwy. 421 N.
    Tuesday, Nov. 17
    10:49 a.m. process service at the block of 500 School Hollow Rd.
    4:06 p.m. disturbance call at 204 Mt. Pleasant Rd.


    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 Nov. 23:

  • Some courthouse offices to close for inauguration

    The following offices at the Trimble County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 8, for the inauguration of Governor-elect Matt Bevin: Trimble County Clerk, Trimble County Circuit Court Clerk, Property Valuation Administrator and Trimble County Sheriff, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • Elisabeth Goodin brings joy to hospitalized children

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A special kind of toy drive is Elisabeth Goodin’s mission for Christmas. Each year this young lady collects new toys, gifts, personal items to deliver to UK Children’s Hospital. They are not always “just Christmas presents” they may be something needed while in the hospital or a birthday gift.

  • Sparkman arraigned on assault charge

    The Trimble Banner
    Joshua Sparkman was arraigned Tuesday morning in Trimble County District Court in connection with an assault on an Oldham County woman whose corpse was later found in a shallow grave in Shelby County (see accompanying story).
    Sparkman, 30, of Campbellsburg, is one of three individuals arrested on Nov. 24 in connection with the death of 34-year-old Oldham County resident Angela Hall.

  • 3 charged in connection with Shelby murder of Oldham County woman

    By Melissa Blankenship and Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    An Oldham County woman spent more than two weeks in a shallow grave in Shelby County before her remains were discovered.
    Angela Hall, 34, was identified after an autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner’s officer in an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police.

  • Holocaust survivor makes presentation to Bedford Rotary


    Special to The Trimble Banner