Local News

  • Frozen in time

    The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • June court date set for Long trial

    Landmark News Service

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.

    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Problems plague rollout of new system in county clerk's offices statewide

    Problems with the statewide rollout of a new point-of-sale system for county clerks Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 forced around 75 patrons attempting vehicle registration renewal to be turned away by staff at the Trimble County Clerk’s office in Bedford.

    State officials directed county clerks Wednesday to revert to the previous system they were using while the state troubleshoots problems, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • County records drop in unemployment rate

    The number of unemployed people has dropped in Trimble County according to new figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet.

    In Trimble County, the number of unemployed people was 167 for November, accounting for a 4.1 percent unemployment rate of the county’s labor force, according to the cabinet’s report. That is a drop compared to the 4.4 percent unemployment rate recorded in October and also lower than the 4.5 percent recorded in November 2016.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Jan. 30

    Even though the year is coming to a close and the May primary election is more than five months away, a key deadline is approaching for those wanting to run in a county election race.

    The deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

    So far, the number of candidate filings is similar to previous years, Browning said. Candidates will usually file for office early, although there are some who like to hold off until closer to the deadline to make it more of a surprise, she said.

  • Influenza enters peak season in Kentucky

    As the state enters peak flu season over the next month or two, health department officials are still urging people to take proper precautions to reduce the chance of contracting influenza.

    A map dated Dec. 23 from the Center for Disease Control reported widespread flu activity in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, in addition to widespread activity in 33 other states.

  • Milton crews work 3 fires Thursday

    The volunteer firefighters from Milton Fire and Rescue were kept busy with not one, not two, but three fires Thursday.

    The first call was received just before noon Thursday as crews responded to a combine fire on Webster Lane. Fire chief Jason Long said the fire was confined to the engine compartment.

    “We’ve had two or three (combine fires) this year but it’s not usually in December,” Long said.

  • Year in review: Top stories from second half of 2017

    Compiled by DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner

    July 6, 2017

  • Library provides children’s activities during winter break

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    While the winter break may be a wonderful way for students to relax and decompress after the first semester, it also introduces the struggle of preventing boredom, due to the newfound free time.

  • Public hearing draws crowd to talk planning, zoning

    Around 40 people attended Thursday night’s public hearing for the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan for implementing planning and zoning.

    Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Michael Pyles reiterated before the meeting began that the hearing was focused on the plan, which outlined goals and objectives for implementing zoning, not the actual zoning regulations.

    “(The plan is) not binding in anyway but it is mandatory in the process of developing zoning regulations for the county,” Pyles said.