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Trimble County

  • Public meeting on bridge rescheduled

    Due to Tuesday’s winter storm, the public meeting scheduled for that night with Milton-Madison Bridge project officials was cancelled.
    The meeting has been reschuduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at Milton Elementary School.
    In the meantime, crews continue to mobilize equipment and materials at the Vaughn Drive staging area in Madison. Work is set to begin this week on an access ramp that will lead to a causeway near the bridge where barges will unload construction materials.

  • Milton woman pleads not guilty to Henry County charges

    Landmark News Service
    NEW CASTLE, Ky. – A Milton woman found in November unconscious in her still-running car, with two small children in the backseat, entered a not guilty plea in Henry County District Court.
    Kathy J. Thornton, 44, was charged on Nov. 15 with driving under the influence and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after Kentucky State Police responded to a report of a car in the middle of Pendleton Road with an unconscious driver.
    At her arraignment on Jan. 3, Thornton pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Sampson: Athletic upgrades ‘much needed’

    The Trimble Banner
    Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson Jr. said he isn’t worried about the Board of Education’s close scrutiny of a plan to build a new athletic facility for Trimble County High School.

  • McCane case ends in mistrial

    The Trimble Banner
    Just one day after a Trimble County jury began hearing testimony in the rape/sexual abuse case against Bedford resident Marion “Frank” McCane Sr., Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad called a mistrial.
    McCane defense attorney Tobi Shartzer said the mistrial was the result of a misunderstanding over suppression of information that was introduced during his cross-examination of the first witness, Kentucky State Police Detective Todd Harwood.

  • Stevens arrested in Madison for drunken driving

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 43, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, on drunken-driving charges in Madison, Ind.
    According to a spokeswoman for the Madison Police Department, a Madison officer stopped Stevens at 3:41 a.m. at the corner of East Street and Vaughn Drvie. At the time, Stevens’ blood-alcohol content was above 0.08, the legal limit in Indiana.

  • THE TRIMBLE BANNER TIME MACHINE

    JANUARY

    Milton’s Masons and Lions members celebrated the grand re-opening of their new shared clubhouse. The Lions Club invited the Masonic Lodge No. 947 to share its space, allowing the Masons to build their own meeting room onto the existing building.
    The Masons also paid for renovations to the building, including making the restrooms handicapped accessible.
    The project cost about $35,000.

  • Texting, driving can result in fines

    Landmark News Service
    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over.
    On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”
    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.
    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • KHS, county may collaborate on animal-control ordinances

    The Trimble Banner

  • Trimble school board considers drug-test policy

    The Trimble Banner

  • News at a Glance - Dec. 22

    Man charged after breaking into TCHS
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Martin Bayne, 24, was charged with second-degree burglary Saturday morning after being caught inside Trimble County High School as police investigated a break-in there.
    Coons said Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway reported the break-in after noticing two windows broken out in the back of the building. Coons said Bayne attempted to enter the building through one of the locker rooms, but couldn’t, then broke into another locker room, through which he was able to enter the building.