Local News

  • Connector Road bridge replacement work starts in April

    It doesn’t take much flooding of the Little Kentucky River to leave water covering the surface of the narrow bridge on Connector Road, but with severe flooding Feb. 23-26, water didn’t just cover the surface; it submerged the entire bridge.

  • West gets early political experience as a page for State Rep. Rick Rand

    Special to the Banner

    A love of history and politics led Hunter West from the school hallways to the hallways of the state legislature in Frankfort.

    West, an eighth grader at Trimble County Middle School, had the opportunity to serve as a page for State Rep. Rick Rand Feb. 22 at the Capitol Building. The experience helped him gain a further insight into the nature of government.

  • Trimble football to remain 2A for 2019, beyond

    Although the 2019 football season is more than a year away, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control met back in January to begin discussing plans for classifying schools.

    Every four years, the Board of Control analyzes the number of boys enrolled in a high school over the last four years, said Trimble County Athletic Director Frank Ragland. From the enrollment numbers, the 32 schools with the highest enrollment are classified as 6A while the 32 schools with the lowest are single A, he said.

  • 3 juveniles face charges for TCMS damage

    Three juveniles are facing felony charges after allegedly breaking a window at the middle school and attempting to start a fire.

    The Trimble County Sheriff’s Office was called Friday morning to the Trimble County Middle School after damage to a window was discovered, said Sheriff Charlie Kelton.

    “When we got there, somebody had broken the window, stuck their hand through there and tried to light the curtain on fire,” Kelton said.

  • 2-dose Hepatitis A vaccine required for 2018-19 school year

    Special to the Banner

    A change in statewide policy means students enrolling in Kentucky schools for the upcoming year could need an additional vaccine.

  • State police conducting traffic safety checkpoints

    CAMPBELLSBURG – The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties through March 31.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers.

    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws. 


    Emergency responders, city and county officials kept watch on the weather forecast last week, waiting for the Ohio River’s rise. By daybreak Monday, some places in the county had taken on water in places that haven’t flooded in more than 20 years.

  • Schools stay open despite flooded roads in county

    As several state and county roads incurred flooding, Trimble County Schools officials had to weigh the decision to have classes for Monday or opt to close. A neighboring district decided to close for three days as their main roads were affected. Meanwhile, Trimble stayed open with minimal impacts.

    “We were watching that closely since Friday, knowing that the weather was coming,” Superintendent Steve Miracle said.

  • Beshear: Kentuckians protected against price gouging during state emergency


    FRANKFORT – Now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report price gouging to his office.

    Beshear said due to recent storms and flooding, anyone with information regarding possible price gouging should contact the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257 or email consumerprotection@ky.gov.

  • Fiscal court helps Community Day for event's 2nd year

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court stepped up for the second year and unanimously approved a $500 donation to help with the second annual Community Day event April 14 at the county park.

    Last year’s event drew an estimated crowd of more than 500 people, said Shawna Jent, coordinator for the Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center. More than 40 service providers also had booths at the event, held in conjunction with Trimble County Little League’s opening day, Jent said during the fiscal court’s regular meeting Feb. 20.