Today's News

  • Practices for safe canning

    Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of your labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of that excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us preserving food because improperly home canned food can lead to foodborne illness.

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember? | Aug. 2, 2018

    Aug. 4, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Plaintiffs in the case against the city of Milton’s demand that non-residents must hook up to a recently-constructed sewer line filed an appeal to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Perry Arnold, representing the plaintiffs, said they were not satisfied that the judgment by Trimble Circuit Judge Dennis Fritz was fair. He said cases take as long as a year or year and a half to go before the appeals court.

  • State resources continue tackling drug epidemic

    One of the most difficult challenges fighting the war against illegal drug use is that when we begin making progress on one front, the battlefield invariably changes.

    We’ve seen that happen time and again over the past two decades. Those “fronts” have ranged from meth and synthetic drugs to heroin and abuse of prescription medicine.

    According to the annual report the state’s Office of Drug Control Policy released last week, another name, perhaps unfamiliar to many, is overtaking them all: fentanyl.

  • Not a worm, but a daughter

    As it sometimes happens, something I wrote in a column prompted a reader to email me with her concerns.

    This reader was concerned about the way I talk about sin and that I often call myself a sinner.

    She wrote, “Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re a lovely person and you shouldn’t always put yourself down. You’re a child of God and you should hold your head high.”

  • Community calendars | Aug. 2, 2018

    Aug. 9

  • Public records | Aug. 2, 2018

    Items published in court news are public record.

    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.

    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.

    The following cases were heard the week of July 23 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Carroll man faces child sexual exploitation charges

    A Carroll County man is in jail, facing child sexual exploitation charges stemming from an investigation in Bedford.

    Kentucky State Police officers arrested Leonard Andrew Jr., 33, after an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, according to a news release. The investigation resulted in the search of a Bedford residence last Thursday, where equipment allegedly used to share files of child sexual exploitation online was seized and turned over to the state police forensic laboratory for further investigation. The investigation is still ongoing.

  • Microclinics program begins tonight

    It was only a month ago when Todd Pollock was in a training session at a University of Louisville classroom. The topic? Microclinics focused on improving the overall health of Kentuckians.

    Now, Pollock is putting the training to use and launching a weekly Microclinic program tonight in Bedford.

    “The Microclinics class is a way to help people learn how to be healthy, in a nutshell,” Pollock said. “It is a class that I took as part of my 122-pound weight loss.”

  • Hail wreaks havoc in northern Trimble

    The skies opened up above Trimble on Friday, unleashing winds, heavy rain and large hail.

    Trimble County Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark said the area receiving the most impact from hail was in northern portions of the county.

    “The big stuff and big hail was from the Mt. Carmel area north,” he said.

  • Connector Road bridge opens to traffic