Today's News

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | March 15, 2018

    March 17, 1988 (30 years ago)

    State Rep. Bob Jones answered questions from 17 people at a public meeting in Bedford. Questions ranged from gun control to the representative’s vote on putting a lottery initiative on the ballot that would’ve allowed the Commonwealth’s citizens to have a direct say on the matter. Jones cited concerns in West Virginia with that state’s lottery and that it was losing money at the time.

  • 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.

  • Public records | March 8, 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 Feb. 26 by the Honorable Judge Diane E. Wheeler.


  • Sheriff's call log | March 8, 2018

    Feb. 26

    9:18 a.m., warrant service, 313 Douglas Lane

    4:47 p.m., information, Leeport Road

    Feb. 27

    10:51 a.m., prisoner transport, New Albany, Ind.

    1:58 p.m., property damage accident, Trimble County High School

    Feb. 28

    12:41 p.m., property damage accident, intersection of U.S. 42 and U.S. 421

    March 1

    8:13 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School

    8:23 a.m., criminal mischief, Fairview Circle

  • Community Calendar | March 8, 2018

    Thursday, March 8

    Milton City Commission meets at the Milton Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m.

  • This Week at the Library | March 8, 2018

    Knitting class

    Learn new knitting skills and make a slouchy knitted hat at 11 a.m. Thursday. Bring size 5 & 7 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. The group is open to ages 14 and up. The class meets in the Trimble Library meeting room.

    Grief support group

  • House budget rejects some proposed cuts

    When Governor Bevin presented his budget to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

    It would reduce elementary and secondary funding by more than $380 million over the next two years and take away almost $160 million more from our colleges and universities. That’s 540 million steps back at a time when it is more critical than ever that we have our students running ahead.