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Community News

  • 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.

  • Drone technology subject of Jan. 10 meeting of Rotary

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    We all have been hearing bits and pieces lately on drones, though most of us are clueless regarding details. When invited to speak at our Rotary Club about this new technology, Ralph Hance was most happy to accept. Hance is in charge of 4H programs for Trimble County Extension and has been teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the county the past three months (monthly “in-class” sessions) all about drones, how they work and potential applications.     

  • Bedford author publishes first book

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Your Identity is the title of new book published by Bedford resident Chan Smith. Born and raised in Trimble County, Smith said Your Identity is his first published book and was written “in order for Christians worldwide to know their identity. Without knowing your identity, you can’t walk in who you really are in Christ,” he writes in the introduction to the book.

  • Gladys Penick celebrates 90th birthday
  • Birthday celebration planned for Betty Delph, Jan. 7, at Mt. Byrd church
  • Schools’ chief academic officer addresses Rotary

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club has hosted many Trimble County school administrators and teachers recently (see Trimble Banner articles on 9/3/15, 9/10/15, 12/3/15, 2/4/16, 10/6/16, and 11/10/16), the latest being Kathy House, TCS Chief Academic Officer (CAO) on Dec. 20. Interactions with TCS staff and students have grown significantly the past several years, resulting in greater appreciation and understanding of the many positive efforts being undertaken to improve education in our communities.