Trimble County

  • Stevens arrested in Madison for drunken driving

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 43, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7, on drunken-driving charges in Madison, Ind.
    According to a spokeswoman for the Madison Police Department, a Madison officer stopped Stevens at 3:41 a.m. at the corner of East Street and Vaughn Drvie. At the time, Stevens’ blood-alcohol content was above 0.08, the legal limit in Indiana.



    Milton’s Masons and Lions members celebrated the grand re-opening of their new shared clubhouse. The Lions Club invited the Masonic Lodge No. 947 to share its space, allowing the Masons to build their own meeting room onto the existing building.
    The Masons also paid for renovations to the building, including making the restrooms handicapped accessible.
    The project cost about $35,000.

  • Texting, driving can result in fines

    Landmark News Service
    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over.
    On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”
    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.
    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • KHS, county may collaborate on animal-control ordinances

    The Trimble Banner

  • Trimble school board considers drug-test policy

    The Trimble Banner

  • News at a Glance - Dec. 22

    Man charged after breaking into TCHS
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Martin Bayne, 24, was charged with second-degree burglary Saturday morning after being caught inside Trimble County High School as police investigated a break-in there.
    Coons said Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway reported the break-in after noticing two windows broken out in the back of the building. Coons said Bayne attempted to enter the building through one of the locker rooms, but couldn’t, then broke into another locker room, through which he was able to enter the building.

  • Donations aid Youth in Need program

    One way to find out how a bad economy is affecting a community is through programs that help families in need.

    Trimble County, it seems, is still facing hard times, as 215 local families signed up for this year’s Youth in Need Holiday Assistance Program, operated by the county’s Family Resources and Youth Services Center. That’s a 43 percent increase over the 150 families aided by the program last year.

  • Court OKs new voting machines

    Trimble County voters will use a new voting system in 2011.
    Fiscal Court on Monday approved a request from County Clerk Jerry Powell to replace the voting system provided by Omaha, Neb.-based Election Systems and Software to a system provided by Lexington, Ky.-based Harp Enterprises.
    The total cost for the changeover is $77,500, which will be partially offset by a $54,000 in federal grant from the state Board of Elections this year for the purchase of new machines.

  • Board considers sports complex proposal

  • TCMS sets sights on 'top 100'


    It doesn’t look like much in print, but the combination of letters and numbers represents Principal Mike Genton’s goal for 2011 – bringing Trimble County Middle School up among Kentucky’s top 100 middle schools.

    With TCMS standing at No. 250 of roughly 375 middle schools statewide, it is a lofty goal, indeed. But Genton believes in his students and staff, and believes the school will succeed.