Today's News

  • Deteriorating private roads cause concern for county EMS

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County EMS Director William McCoy approached the Trimble County Fiscal Court with concerns about non-county roads that have fallen in disarray.

    McCoy, also the Bedford fire chief, cited a recent incident when EMS and fire departments were dispatched to a house fire at the end of Cedar Hill Road off Mt. Pleasant Road. When crews arrived, they found it was actually an illegal burn. In getting to the location, however, one of the fire trucks sustained thousands of dollars in damage.

  • Gray is iLEAD Academy's new director

    CARROLLTON — iLEAD Academy’s engineering and robotics teacher Jenna Gray is stepping up to become the school’s new director and has added two new members to the iLEAD team this summer.

  • Citizen group voices concern over sludge farm proposal

    With the prospects of a sludge farm development impending, several Trimble County citizens continue to voice concerns over impacts it will have to neighboring properties and the county-at-large.

  • Community donations help restore roads at Moffett

    What began as conversations online about the condition of Moffett Cemetery earlier this year has resulted in new efforts to improve the eternal resting site of Trimble countians.

    Rodney Nay, president and owner of Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Ind., talked about a recent effort to replace gravel and fill holes on the cemetery roads. He said it was getting difficult to drive through Moffett and asked Steve Leach with Ohio Valley Excavating what he thought could be done.

  • Kunselman is Banner's new staff writer

    The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner staff is excited to announce the hiring of Logan Kunselman as a staff writer for the two newspapers.

    Kunselman, from Pendleton, comes to the newspapers following his graduation from Hanover College in May with a bachelor’s degree in English. While in college, Kunselman got his first taste in journalism as a film critic for The Triangle, Hanover’s student newspaper.

  • Kelton talks to Rotary about role as sheriff

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    A county sheriff’s duties have grown more complex in recent years. At the request of County Attorney and Rotarian Crystal Heinz, Sheriff Charlie Kelton took time from his schedule recently to raise our awareness of all the responsibilities he must address for our county.

  • Fiscal court fires deputy judge-executive

    After a 20-minute executive session, the Trimble County Fiscal Court voted to terminate Vickie Shuck’s employment as deputy judge-executive during its monthly meeting Monday.

  • Bedford Bash celebrates 30 years


    The Trimble Banner

    The Bedford Bash, a mainstay event drawing crowds for music, food, fun activities and more, is celebrating its 30th anniversary Friday.

    “It don’t seem possible that it’s been 30 years to be honest with you,” said Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank President Jon Dunlap. “Time flies anymore.”

  • Public records | Sept. 19, 2019

    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 Sept. 9 by the Honorable Judge Jerry D. Crosby II.


  • Sheriff's log | Sept. 19, 2019

    Sept. 9

    3:46 p.m., terroristic threatening, 115 Pendleton Ave.

    3:51 p.m., theft complaint, 3553 Mt. Pleasant Road

    5:31 p.m., reckless driving, U.S. 421 North

    5:41 p.m., recovered property, 4225 Jackson Road

    6:05 p.m., traffic stop, Egerton Lane

    7:58 p.m., traffic stop, U.S. 42 East

    8:07 p.m., traffic hazard, 2000 U.S. 42 East

    Sept. 10

    3:18 p.m., unauthorized use of a vehicle, 186 Fairground Road

    5:33 p.m., lockout, 202 U.S. 421 North