The Trimble County Courthouse is located in the heart of Bedford. Photo by Darren Pike.
Welcome to the Trimble County Local Government Website. Here you can find information on Local Government as well as helpful tools for contacting each department.
Trimble County History
Trimble County is a county rich in agriculture and history. The county was formed in 1836 from the counties of Gallatin, Henry and Oldham. It was named for Judge Robert Trimble, a native of Virginia who came to Kentucky at the age of three. He studied law and served in the legislature before becoming a member of the United States Supreme Court.
Trimble County was established by an act of the Kentucky General Assembly in December 1836. They county's government was formally organized on March 27 1837. Legal functioning of the county government did not begin until the first day of April in that same year.
Except for a lively river trade, Trimble County was virtually isolated until 1927, when construction of state highways opened and community to travel and freight line services.
According to Collins History of Kentucky, Trimble County was the 86th county formed in Kentucky. He says the valleys on the Ohio where Trimble County was established are unsurpassed in fertility and the uplands, though hilly and broken, are quite productive. Exports in the county are tobacco, corn, wheat, and cattle. - (Written by Darren Pike Trimble Banner Editor)
Trimble County is also host to a LG&E electric generating facility. Other industry includes hosting an Industrial Landfill know as Valley View.