Today's News

  • Shelby Energy Cooperative to award $1,000 scholarships

    Shelby Energy Cooperative is offering six (6) $1,000 scholarships, in a program designed to enhance the education and resulting careers of high school seniors. Two scholarships per district served by Shelby Energy will be awarded.

    To qualify, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the applicant must be a member of Shelby Energy.

  • Milton United Methodist hosting Valentine dinner

    Milton United Methodist Church will hold a Valentine’s Day Family   Fellowship Dinner and Game Night on Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the church, located at 11100 Hwy 421 North on the Milton hilltop. There will be games for both adults and children, photos, karaoke and door prizes. Everyone is welcome.

  • Production stats for Kentucky industry quite impressive

    Kentucky is blessed to have not one but several “signature” industries, those areas of the economy where few if any states have a bigger impact.

    Since last summer, we’ve gotten a much clearer picture of just how extensive some of these industries are.

    The latest news about two of them, in fact, came last week.  First, we learned that Kentucky churned out more than a million cars and trucks last year, the most our four assembly plants have built since 2007.  Only three states produced more.

  • Congressman Massie signs on to REINS Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the REINS Act. This bill aims to curb unchecked and costly regulations.

    “Overregulation stifles economic growth and hurts small businesses,” said Rep. Massie. “It is vital that Congress act to overhaul our regulatory process.”

    American small businesses spend roughly $10,500 per employee due to federal regulations.  This annual regulatory burden of $1.75 trillion leads to higher consumer prices, reduced wages, and fewer jobs.

  • Construction on Hwy. 36 bridge at Locust Creek under way soon

    The long-awaited replacement of the Hwy. 36 West bridge over Locust Creek will begin next month.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week that crews will begin moving utilities in the area of the bridge Feb. 4 in preparation for the bridge closure March 1.

    In a news release, KYTC officials said the contractor, Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., plans  to open the new bridge to traffic by June 1 and expects to complete the entire project by June 30, weather permitting.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Jan. 30
    The Trimble County Extension District Board will meet at the Trimble County Extension Office 43 High Country Lane, Bedford, at 9 a.m.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 - 5 p.m. at Trimble County Middle School gym.

    Wednesday, Feb. 6
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the School Admin. Building on Wentworth Ave., 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 16

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Jan. 14
    7:57 a.m., federal overtime traffic detail, 12000 U.S. 421N
    8:05 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School
    9:32 a.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    11:30 a.m., information, 500 block Sportsman Ln
    12:50 p.m., school visit, Trimble County High School
    2:54 p.m., school visit, Bedford Elementary School
    3:52 p.m., lockout, 6800 block U.S. 421N

    Tuesday, Jan. 15
    7:49 a.m., suspicious vehicle, Bray Ridge Rd
    7:55 a.m., school visit, Trimble County Middle School


    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 in Trimble county Court the week of Jan. 22-25, 2013.


  • Trimble CARES seeks residents for survey results

    Trimble CARES Coalition needs your help! The Coalition’s purpose is to reduce substance abuse in Trimble County, particularly among our youth. Each year, Trimble CARES Coalition seeks input from the community in the form of a “Community Survey.” The survey helps us in planning our prevention programs and strategies for the year. If you are a Trimble County resident, please visit this site:
    and fill out the survey. It’s easy, and only takes about two minutes of your time.