Community News

  • Congratulations, Class of 2016 scholarship recipients!

    The following is a list of seniors receiving Kentucky Excellence in Education Scholarships, as well as other local, state, national and university scholarships.
    Bedford Elementary P.T.O. Scholarship—Gabrielle Murray and Robert Harris
    Amanda Ralston Memorial Scholarship—Rachel Dunlap
    Bedford Bank Scholarship—Katie Gonterman
    Bedford Bank Scholarship—Eli Moreland
    Jerry Stark Memorial Scholarship—Amber Cissell and Brantley Barnes
    Farmers Bank of Milton #1—Alex Dixon

  • Library to host Young Learners Family Fair Wednesday

    Toddlers, preschoolers and their families are invited to the Trimble County Public Library for a Young Learners Family Fair. If you are interested in your child’s development or want to learn more about school readiness, this is an event you don’t want to miss. The fair will take place on Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. until noon.

  • CASA seeks Trimble volunteers

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Court Appointed Advocates of the River Region (includes Jefferson, Henry, Oldham, Trimble, Shelby, and Spencer Counties) supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. Begun in 1977 in Seattle, CASA programs today exist in every state and served almost 250,000 children the past year.  

  • Rotary serving lunch at courthouse Tuesday

    The Bedford Rotary lunch wagon will be at the courthouse from 11:00 to 1:00 pm Tuesday June 7. Come join and support us for delicious pork chop sandwiches, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, hot dogs, barbeque sandwiches, chips and drinks. Your business is greatly appreciated and all proceeds and donations go back into community services.

  • 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

    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

    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’

    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.