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Trimble County

  • Fiscal Court releases funds to Bedford VFD

    Officials with the Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department turned over financial reports to Trimble County Fiscal Court earlier this month.
    On Monday, Nov. 15, the court voted to send the county’s contribution to the department this week.
    The financial reports were requested over the summer by Magistrate Nolan Hamilton Jr., who wanted to scrutinize the needs of both Bedford and Milton’s volunteer departments before turning over $15,000 in county funds set aside to help the department offset costs.

  • Bedford man charged with harassing cyclists

    A Bedford man is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after authorities say he attempted to run bicyclists off the road during the summer in his truck.
    Following a two-month investigation, Oldham County Police on Tuesday arrested Robert James Wagner, 22, after he reportedly confessed he had attempted to run a cyclist off an Oldham County roadway in August.

  • Fiscal Court to review animal control

    Trimble County Fiscal Court plans to discuss animal control in the county at the Dec. 20 regular monthly meeting.
    County Attorney Perry Arnold told the court that several residents recently have complained that calls to Dan Flinkfelt, the animal control officer assigned to the county by the Kentucky Humane Society, are going unanswered.
    The county contracts with KHS for animal control, paying $55,000 annually for the service. Flinkfelt is based at the KHS Henry County animal shelter in Eminence.

  • TCHS seniors clean up for ‘Light Up Bedford’

    When Trimble County High School guidance counselor Brigette Kunselman saw a story in The Banner that said Bedford may not host its annual Christmas event this year, she had an idea.
    With permission from Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson, she asked the senior class the following day if anyone would be interested in pitching in to help save “Light Up Bedford.”

  • Driver crashes into parked cars

  • Local woman alleges sexual assault by doctor

    By LAURA HAGAN
    The Oldham Era

  • Six stabbed in fracas at Bedford party

    Six people were injured in a fracas Saturday, Nov. 6, that allegedly began as a verbal argument at a Bedford party and escalated when one of the guests pulled a knife and then a sawed-off shotgun on several others.
    Aaron Woosley, 25, of Lancaster, Ky., had been invited to a party hosted by Chris Barnes at his 216 Clark Drive, Bedford, home. During the party, an argument began between Woosley and another guest, Josh Sparkman of Bedford, according to Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 5.

  • Testing Trimble's emergency preparedness

    It was only a test, but to a casual onlooker it could have seemed like the real thing.

    Emergency responders from throughout Trimble County were called out about 9 a.m. Saturday to a mock hazardous materials training drill at the Bray Ridge water pumping station, owned and operated by the Trimble County Water District.

  • Jackson, Melvin beat challengers

    After a seemingly endless political season, Trimble County voters spoke Tuesday and the results are in. Voters spoke loudly, too, with about 45 percent of registered voters going to the polls.

    In Trimble County’s main contested races, Denny Jackson prevailed over challenger Steve Brierly to retain the mayor’s office in Milton. Jackson received 143 votes to Brierly’s 54 votes.

    Jackson, who had served on the commission for more than a decade, was appointed mayor in October 2009 after the unexpected death of then-Mayor Donnie Oakley.

  • FOREST FIRE SCORCHES 15 ACRES

    The Trimble Banner

    Emergency responders had a busy night Thursday, starting with a forest fire on a steep hillside near Wise’s Landing, soon followed by a house fire on Colbert Lane and a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Morton Ridge Road.

    The first call came from Charles and Besty Liston at 4:47 p.m., who called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the woods below their house, located at the end of Ralston Road.