Today's News

  • Wood production a $4.5 billion industry in commonwealth

    It may be cliché, but for much of Kentucky’s history, it was fair to say that most citizens literally couldn’t see the forest for the trees.

    The state’s first forester, for example, wrote a century ago that most people “wondered why anyone should be concerned about the forests.”  It was considered such a never-ending resource back then that even massive wildfires - which burned a half-million acres alone in 1880 - could not sway public opinion.

  • Magistrate Melvin arrested for DUI

    Trimble County Magistrate Kirby Melvin was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post 5.

    Melvin was arrested by Trooper Charles Loudermilk at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Melvin was stopped on U.S. 421N in the city limits of Bedford, Arterburn said.

  • Milton addresses camping concerns, awards roof bid

    The owner of a campground on Coopers Bottom Road appeared before the Milton City Commission during Thursday’s meeting seeking to clarify the Milton Water Company’s policy for billing campgrounds.

  • Milton firefighters reopen station

    The weather was right-low 80’s, breeze blowing, blue skies with white fluffy clouds. Milton Fire House Station No. 2 held an open house Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11a.m. until 5 p.m. But, amongst the celebration was an umbrella of sadness for they had lost one of their own the night before in a fatal motorcycle accident.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, August 15
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the school administration building on Wentworth Avenue at 6 p.m.

    TCHS boys golf hosts Henry County at Cardinal Hills, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 16
    TCHS Lady Raiders volleyball hosts Henry County 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, August 17
    Trimble County Public Library offers Beginner Computer Class: 10-11 a.m. One-on-one Assistance. Basic Computer Skills-Laptops provided. Register by calling 502-255-7362.

  • KSP asks drivers to pay attention to school bus activity

    (FRANKFORT, KY.) -  Summer break ended for thousands of Kentucky students last week as they headed back to school. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus.  Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Tpr. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, August 6
    3:47 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 U.S. 421N
    8:12 a.m., property damage accident, Morton Ridge Rd
    8:47 a.m., process service, 200 block Morton Ridge Rd
    10:23 a.m., process service, 100 block U.S. 421S
    12:10 p.m., process service, 500 block Gill Ridge Rd
    1:23 p.m., traffic stop, Trimble County Courthouse
    2:39 p.m., miscellaneous complaint, 100 block Brays Ridge Rd
    4:16 p.m., theft complaint, Brandon Way
    5:06 p.m., drug information, Bells Ridge Rd

    Tuesday, August 7


    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 Aug. 4-10, 2012.


  • Ohio River bridge inspections set Milton bridge down to 1 lane tomorrow

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans joint walk-through inspections with the Indiana Department of Transportation on three Ohio River bridges this week. These inspections allow engineers an annual review of the structures and opportunity to discuss future maintenance projects on shared river crossings.

    These inspections will require traffic restrictions to accommodate inspections on the following schedule:

  • Fiscal Court sets special meeting to name interim judge-executive

    Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow to elect an Interim County Judge-Executive to serve until such time as Gov. Steve Beshear fills the vacancy.