Today's News

  • Cursed, blessed law

    When my youngest daughter first moved away from home and I realized I could not control her every action (not that I ever could, but I deluded myself into thinking I could when she lived with me), I had a brilliant idea.

    She was home for a visit and when I brought her to the airport I said, “Let me give you a list of everything I think you should and shouldn’t do and then you can just do everything on the list and we’ll both live happily ever after, especially me.”


    Jan. 20, 1983 (30 Years Ago)

    Twenty-one-year-old Melinda Bray is Trimble County’s first lady firefighter. She has been a member of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Dept. for nearly four months now, having completed her probation period. At the last fire department meeting Melinda was elected Secretary. She is a qualified emergency medical technician and works as a medical assistant for Dr. Rod MacGregor in Bedford.

  • McConnell: Fiscal deal imperfect but necessary

    If one-hundred people were drowning and you had the ability to save ninety-nine, would you?  Of course you would.  We didn’t do anything nearly as heroic in Congress last week but the question of saving as many as we can from a potentially devastating consequence was relevant.  The question was: do you stand aside and let taxes increase for everyone, or do you try to save as many taxpayers as possible before they do?
    I chose to try to do something.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Jan. 16
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the School Administration Building on Wentworth Ave., 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17
    The Trimble County Lady Raiders basketball team hosts Carroll County. Varsity  game begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 21
    Trimble County Fiscal Court will hold their monthly meeting at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service meeting room at 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 22

  • Free training available

    Ready for a new career that requires no training costs to you and will pay you a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits? If so, you need to attend the 1 p.m., Jan. 24 information session at the Trimble County Library to find out how you can apply for the opportunity for free training to become a long-distance moving van driver.

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  • Kozar named CEO of Carroll hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began his new duties yesterday.

    The CCMH Board of Directors has named Michael Kozar as the new CEO to replace Kanute Rarey, who announced his retirement in August.
    Board chairman Dennis Raisor, in making the announcment in a news release, said Kozar “rose to the top in our nationwide search for a new CEO.”

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Jan. 7
    3:43 a.m., federal overtime traffic detail, 12000 U.S. 421N
    3:52 a.m., 911 hangup, Bob Green Rd
    8:07 a.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School
    8:58 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    10:52 a.m., school visit, Milton Elementary School
    1:56 p.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    3:03 p.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School
    6:01 p.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    9:12 p.m., assault, Wentworth Ave


    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 January 7 though January 11, 2013.