Today's News

  • Troopers plan traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 13 - August 27, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, July 30
    4:10 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N
    9:38 a.m., theft complaint, 1400 block U.S. 421N
    9:59 a.m., animal complaint, 100 block U.S. 42W
    10:48 a.m., suspicious vehicle, Lehue Rd
    11:16 a.m., theft complaint, McCord Ln
    12:21 p.m., knock and talk, Pecks Pike
    4:35 p.m., property dispute, 1300 block Webb Ln
    7:58 p.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N

    Tuesday, July 31
    3:56 a.m., traffic detail, 12000 block U.S. 421N


    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 July 30-Aug. 3, 2012.


  • One injured in U.S. 42 accident

    A one-vehicle rollover accident resulted in a Pendleton man being airlifted by helicopter to a Louisville hospital, Thursday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Kyle Puckett, Bedford, was not injured, police said. A passenger, 38-year-old Gregory Townsend, was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by AirMethods.

    Trimble County EMS, and units from Bedford and Milton Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The investigation by Trooper Charles Loudermilk is ongoing.

  • Three arrested in Bedford meth lab bust

    The discovery of a meth lab in Bedford Wednesday resulted in the arrest of three local men, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Bradley Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Campbellsburg Post 5.

    “Neighbors smelled a noxious odor and reported it,” Arterburn said. Trooper Charles Loudermilk responded to 405 West Street and made the arrests of George Couch, 18, of Pleasureville; William Wolfe, 57, of Bedford; and Richard Wolfe, Jr., of Bedford.

  • Geoff Davis resigns from Congress

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, cited a family health issue when he resigned on Tuesday July 31, five months before the end of his term.

    Davis submitted his resignation Tuesday to Gov. Steve Beshear and Speaker of the House John Boehner and said it’s effective at the close of business that day.

  • Bridge progress
  • Solicitation letter generates ‘buyer beware’ caution

    A letter to an elderly resident of the county from a company providing homeowner warranty coverage has prompted Milton city officials to alert area residents to read their mail carefully before sending payments or giving bank information to anyone.

  • County okayed tree removal in courthouse lawn

    Four large shade trees were removed from the Trimble County Courthouse lawn last week on the orders of Trimble County Fiscal Court. During their July 16 meeting the county government body unanimously approved the tree removal on the recommendation of magistrate Kirby Melvin. Craig Daniels gave him a price

    “If you look out there there’s a bunch of dead limbs—I mean a barrel of them—and Mother Nature can have some bad accidents sometimes,” Melvin said. He gave prices quoted by Craig Daniels as follows:

  • County road crew praised for parking facility at TC Park

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens had high praise during the July 16 meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court for the “really nice parking lot that our road crew put in” at the Trimble County Park.

    The new parking facility, which was completed in time for use during the recent Trimble County Fair, is seen in this aerial view taken last week by local photographer Jim Pirtle.