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Today's Features

  • February 23, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court approved a pre-application for a grant to purchase a tract of land to be added to the county recreation park during their recent meeting. The court proposed to make the preapplication to the Department of Local Government for assistance under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965. Estimated cost of the park addition is $67,000. The land is located next to the present park facilities on Highway 421 and belongs to Jim Wood.

  • Nov. 3, 1983 (30 Years Ago)
    District Court Judge Julia Fields ruled Tuesday that the Bedford firehouse is a public place. She said that she believed that the public use and public function with volunteer firemen overrides the private ownership interest in the firehouse. The point of whether or not the firehouse was a public place or a private one had been brought up in the defense of a young fireman who was cited for drinking beer in a public place after  Kentucky State Police Trooper Phillip Marshall passed by the firehouse on May 22 and saw the beer.

  • May 16, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Local crops are early this year, due to an unusually dry, warm spring. Probably the farmers who will benefit most from the lack of moisture are the strawberry growers. The strawberries are already ripening and according to several sources who have sampled them they are luscious and especially sweet. The berries are being readied for market and “U pick ‘ems” are about two to three weeks earlier than usual. Several of the picking fields are already open for business.

  • The end of the 2014-15 school term is a week away with the final day for students being next Thursday, May 28. Following is a schedule of end of year school activities for local students:
    Bedford Elementary School
    Thursday, May 21—5th Grade Event Night at 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 27—Awards Day; Kindergarten Graduation at 9 a.m.
    Milton Elementary School
    Tuesday, May 26—5th Grade Parent Breakfast, 8:15 a.m.; 5th Grade Talent Show, 9 a.m.; 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, 6 p.m.

  • Spring has sprung and before you know it, summer will be here. 4-H Camp is a great way to fill those lazy summer days. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence, responsibility, have a lot of fun and make many friends.

  • Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let’s face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food.

  • Summer is almost here. We’ve already experienced some heat and within the past couple of weeks little to any rainfall. It could be just a taste of what’s to come. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You need to be aware when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.

  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year students across the state of Kentucky has upcoming Seniors, who apply to the Governor’s Scholar program. It is a highly competitive and long application process. Brennan Kunkel is one of the 2015 recipients from Trimble County High School. He will leave in June to attend the summer residential program along with outstanding students across the state.

  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Alex Dixon has been chosen to attend the upcoming Governor’s Scholars Program for the summer of 2015. The mission of the GSP is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.
    When asked why he was chosen to be a Scholar he stated, “It was because of my ACT score.”
    He desires to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville. His future plans are to pursue an education in Science and someday become a ‘Software Engineer.’

  • SPC Cody Kidwell has completed his U.S. Army basic training as a member of the 434th Field Artillery Brigade, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery Class at Fort Sill, Okla. His graduation exercises were held on May 8, 2015. He is currently enrolled in training as a medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
    SPC Kidwell is a 2009 Trimble County High School graduate and has earned a degree in physics from the University of Kentucky. Cody is the son of Carla Kidwell and Doug Kidwell, both of Trimble County.