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Today's News

  • Procrastinator finally bitten by spring-cleaning bug

    It must be spring, because I was in rare form over the weekend. I took Friday off as a vacation day and set to work cleaning our home. Boy, did it feel good, too. I have to admit that I am one of the least motivated housekeepers I know. I don’t really know why. Mom always kept our house neat. She was a stay-at-home mom for most of my childhood, so that could explain some of

  • KSP investigating shooting death of Bedford teen

    The Trimble Banner It may be several weeks before Kentucky State Police detectives can determine the circumstances surrounding Monday’s shooting death of a Bedford teenager. Amanda Ralston, 19, was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. Monday, March 29, by Trimble County Coroner Fredrica Ransdell Congleton. Ralston apparently died of a gunshot wound, which was reported in a 9-1-1

  • Carrollton’s Redstone disaster left early mark on city

    To many, the date April 3 conjures memories of the disastrous tornadoes that swept through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in 1974. Mention a Carroll County disaster with great loss of life and local thoughts turn to a fiery tragedy on Interstate 71 in the spring of 1988. But long before either of these events filled the pages of local newspapers another tragedy unfolded near Carrollton

  • Panthers slam 15 runs in opener, capture three straight shutouts

    The Carroll County Panthers scored 15 runs in the opening game of the high school baseball season Wednesday and went on to shut out Heritage Academy on the road. Carroll picked up two additional wins over the weekend to take a perfect record into the second week of the season. With two outs in the first inning of Wednesday’s opener, Ca

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

    Wednesday, March 24 Card Bingo at 1 p.m., H1N1 shots at Senior Center at Trimble County Park, U.S. 421 North. Thursday, March 25 Commodity distribution from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Center at Trimble County Park, U.S. 421 North. Jim Pirtle and Schirmer Riley will be at the Trimble County Public Library for a book signing and author reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27 Bedford

  • All-day kindergarten OK'd by Board of Education

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a plan to provide all-day kindergarten at Milton and Bedford elementary schools next year. Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway told board members at the March 18 meeting that the Site Based Decision Making Councils at both schools voted to use federal Title I fundi

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Subscriptions due to fire departments The Milton and Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments are still collecting subscription fees from Trimble County property owners. A subscription fee is required for each piece of property owned within the county that doesn’t fall within city limits of Bedford or Milton. County residents living north of New Hope Road must pay sub

  • More burglaries reported in Trimble

    The Trimble Banner In the wake of two February daytime burglaries still under investigation in Trimble County, the Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday, March 16, to five more burglaries at residences and businesses in Milton and Bedford. Sheriff Tim Coons and deputies also responded to two residential burglaries reported Monday afterno

  • When I returned home to Ohio for visits from Connecticut, where I had moved for a job in the late 1980s, my sisters would make fun of me for locking my car.  Since 1966, when I was almost 4, we lived in the small town of Convoy, Ohio. Population about 1,000, during my childhood. There was very little crime at the time; the most egregious incidents I recall being curse words s

  • Taxidermist turns satellite TV host

    The Trimble Banner As hunting gains popularity nationwide, Kenny Parsons wants to make sure newcomers to the sport are well educated. Parsons, owner of Hide ’N’ Hook on U.S. 42 West, just on this side of the Trimble border with Henry and Oldham counties, is putting his years of experience on film, in the form of a new TV show, &