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Community News

  • Library seeking ‘volunteens’

    Do you know a middle or high school student who is looking for something fun and meaningful to get involved in this summer? The Trimble County Public Library is accepting applications for their VolunTeen program through June 2. Applications may be picked up at and returned to the front desk at the library.

  • Livability of rundown properties dominates commission session

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Who is at fault? Landlord? Tenant? These were among the questions asked when the regular monthly meeting of the Bedford City Commissioners met Tuesday, May 17.
    Some of the answers will be presented at a conference presented by the Kentucky League of Cities in Bowling Green June 22-24. Commissioners voted to send Mayor Todd Pollock and Commissioner Jim Helms to hear speaker Alan Wallach talk on “Something BAD is something Good.” BAD is an acronym for Blighted, Abandoned and Dilapidated Property.

  • Bedford Commissioners to enforce nuisance ordinance

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford Commissioners met at 9 a.m. on Tuesday May 24 for a special meeting on the Nuisance Ordinance.
    Mayor Todd Pollock stated that in response to citizen’s complaints, City Commissioner Jim Helms and sewer maintenance employee Jim Hoskins toured the city and noted certain properties and gave a list to the mayor. He took pictures and has talked to some of the landlords.

  • Library announces summer reading fun

    Have you heard about the summer slide? As fun as it might sound, this slide isn’t something to enjoy. Summer slide (or summer learning loss) occurs when children don’t engage in learning activities over their summer break from school. According to Scholastic, teachers typically have to spend the first four to six weeks of the new school year re-teaching concepts that their students have forgotten over the summer.

  • Rotary lunchwagon at the Courthouse servings postponed due to inclement weather

    Bedford Rotary Club members are unhappy to report that after two attempts to serve lunches at the courthouse (May 10 and May 17), nature did not cooperate. We are sorry if this has caused any inconvenience for our valued customers. We will carry on in June and will provide an updated notice as to date and time. Thank you all again for purchasing lunches in the past, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

  • Milton City Commission tables discussion of ‘landlord ordinance’

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Milton City Commission met last Thursday evening for their regular monthly meeting and after reviewing the minutes from the previous meeting and going over the treasurer’s report, the Commission agreed to donate $100 to the Relay for Life charity.
    The Commission set a date for a budget workshop on June 3 at 6 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building. The annual budget will be for fiscal year 2016-2017 and the meeting will be open to the public should anyone wish to attend.

  • News from Bedford Elementary
  • Middle school students participate in 30-hour famine

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year Trimble County Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes participates in a 30-hour famine allowing students to raise money for children around the world who are hungry.

  • TCMS Beta Club visits Rotary

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The past several years Bedford Rotary Club has been treated with visitations from Trimble County Middle School Beta Club members, along with their sponsor/teacher, Crystal Harris. The Beta Club is an honor society of students who maintain A and B averages in classes, and carry out projects in academics and crafts. Club members must also provide at least 10 hours of community service annually. Service projects may include trash pick-up, work for teachers, prom assistance, and church volunteering, among others.  

  • Trimble County Adult Education planning busy schedule of spring activities

    By ANGELA STETHEN
    Trimble County Adult Education