Local News

  • Trimble graduate speaker at Kentucky School Board Association Conference

    By Malinda Beauchamp

    Trimble County High School alumnus Joshua Powell, an emerging national expert in turnaround schools, shared proven strategies for dramatically turning around persistently low-performing schools and districts with Kentucky school board members and superintendents during the recent Kentucky School Boards Association Annual Conference.

    Known as “Josh” to his friends and family here in Trimble County, Powell is the son of Trimble alumni Billy Joe Powell, Carrollton, and the late Suzanne Graham.

  • City officials eye campaign for publicity

    Milton mayor Denny Jackson gave Milton city commissioners an assignment following last Thursday’s special meeting: make lists of what the city’s new Web site should include.

    The assignment came at the end of a meeting with representatives of New West, LLC, the Louisville public relations firm hired by the state of Kentucky to promote the city. The $40,000 campaign will be paid for by bridge-project mitigation funds.

  • Bedford to hire cemetery employee

    The Bedford City Commission has voted to hire a seasonal mowing and maintenance person to perform duties at the Bedford Cemetery and other city property.

    The unanimous vote came during a special meeting Friday. The commissioners had discussed the cemetery situation briefly during their regular monthly meeting on March 21, but took no action.

  • Bedford man arrested after church bell heist

    The Kentucky State Police have arrested a Trimble County man in connection with the theft of a bell from a Henry County church.

    On March 11, 2011, KSP Post 5 received a complaint in reference to someone stealing the church bell from the Sulphur Christian Church
    Following an investigation, 34-year-old Eric C. Klink, Bedford, was arrested late Tuesday by Trooper Josh Noble. Klink was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Charges brought in check scam case

    Charges have been brought against a couple arrested earlier this month for allegedly forging and cashing checks stolen from mailboxes in Trimble, Carroll and Henry counties, and possibly elsewhere. 

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  • County pursues animal shelter plan

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court continue to work with their counterparts in Henry County to provide dog control, sheltering and disposal for their respective counties. The Kentucky Humane Society in January informed the two counties that, effective June 30, they would not be renewing contracts to provide those services.

  • 2nd trial begins in rape case

    The second trial in the rape/sexual abuse case against a Bedford man started Monday in Trimble County Circuit Court.

    After five hours of interviewing potential jurors, a 12-member jury and one alternate juror was empaneled at 2 p.m. The jury, composed of six men and six women, began hearing testimony after a one-hour late lunch break.

  • Census 2010 shows ‘sustainable growth’

    The population of Trimble County has increased by 684 residents during the past decade, according to data released last week by the United States Census Bureau. Census 2010 figures show a total of 8,809 Trimble residents compared with 8,125 in 2000.