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Community News

  • Rotary hosts Extension director

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    An excellent overview of the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service (CES) was shared by newly appointed District 3 Director Willie Howard to Bedford Rotary on February 14. All of us in Trimble County are aware of Trimble County CES, where it is located, and its many activities documented in weekly pages of The Trimble Banner, but usually are unaware of the vastness of this institution throughout the 120 Kentucky counties.  

  • Kaitlyn’s Hope Helping Children Cope

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Have you ever had to rush to the hospital in an emergency situation, only to arrive with the clothes on your back, purse on your side and car keys in hand? This scene is probably the norm for many parents, who have found themselves in a devastating situation. One family has decided to make a difference, during such a difficult time and leave a legacy for their daughter who passed from this life at the young age of 17. Kaitlyn’s hope evolved through a great deal of thought, preparation and experience.

  • Community Day at the Park set April 8 for community educ.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court will be partnering with the community education program of the Trimble County Schools and numerous community services providers to present a Community Day at the Park on Saturday, April 8.
    Members of fiscal court agreed to commit $1,175 toward the event after hearing a presentation from Shawna Jent, director of the community education program for Trimble Schools. Jent is in her second year with the program, which is funded through Frankfort, she said.

  • Goodwill subsidiary presents car to Trimble’s Rebecca Wigren
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency focus of presentation

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Tri-County Community Action Agency (TCCAA) has served Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties for 42 years with the promotion of self-sufficiency programming. Community Actions are designed to identify needs of communities and to annually design plans to address those needs.

  • Firefighters receive donation
  • Turner describes replacement and modernization of TCHS greenhouse

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    While attending a recent school board meeting, I learned about an important activity to resurrect and improve the green house at Trimble County High School.  With other school developments in 2014, the original greenhouse needed to be removed. The importance of having a “teaching” greenhouse for a school so intimately tied to agriculture in our county stimulated an immediate search for a new location, and a planning process for how to fund and construct the facility.

  • Entry age cutoff for Kindergarten moves to Aug. 1

    (Frankfort, KY) – Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1.
    Up until now, the cutoff was October 1.
    The General Assembly changed the law in 2012, based on the premise that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten and may not get off to a successful start. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year, for which schools will soon be registering students.

  • Trimble inauguration festivities
  • Bedford officials attend city training in Lexington

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) offers a vast array of educational classes, training, seminars, and webinars for city elected officials across the commonwealth. Mayor Todd Pollock recently attended the City Officials Academy sponsored by KLC in Lexington with newly elected Commissioners Tammy Liter-Scott, Gary “Newt” Johnson, and Johnathan T. Pollock. City Clerk Jennifer Thompson and City Attorney Amy Eversole also attended the training conference.