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  • School lunch charge policy, walk-in freezers topics for school board discussion

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting for the month of July at the Board Office on Wednesday, July 13.
    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Jessica Wilcoxsin were the only contributors present for the Communications section. Miracle stated that since the principals were not in session the regular August meeting will catch up with their reports.

  • Trimble County Adult Education celebrates success of Coghill

    By JENNIFER GOODIN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
     “Getting your education is everything.” With these words, Chance Coghill describes how he feels about obtaining his GED in June of this year. Chance began his journey in May with a determination to graduate with the class of 2016 on June 24th. After brushing up in some areas, Chance took and passed the four GED tests: Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. “It’s a blast!” Chance says, “It really is! It’s fun. It’s neat to get back into learning.”

  • Filing deadline nears for election

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The deadline to file candidacy for local offices for the November General Election is rapidly approaching, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. Local residents interested in filing as a candidate for a seat on either the Bedford or Milton City Commissions, or one of three seats on the Trimble County Board of Education must file their candidacy with Browning’s office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Trimble plantation now part of NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at a long-abandoned house and a one-acre farm just west of Bedford, commemorating the Henry Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation Site as a part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

  • Petition drive underway to force vote on school tax

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education is circulating in Trimble County by a number of residents seeking a recall election in an attempt to prevent the tax from going into effect.

  • Sophia L. Adams of Milton named to Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College

    Colchester, VT - Sophia L. Adams of Milton was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College for the Spring 2016 semester. Adams, a Junior Mathematics major, is the daughter of Nathaniel Adams of Milton and a graduate of Plymouth Regional High School.

  • Fun fair week wraps up
  • State property tax to remain same

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2016 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.  

  • Rock throwers bash ambulance windshield

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Two occupants of a Trimble County Emergency Medical Services ambulance escaped injury last week when a rock smashed into the vehicle windshield, according to a news release from the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.
    The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 7, the release said. The Kentucky State Police was notified of the incident at 4:07 a.m.

  • Michelle Griffith named ‘Citizen of the Year’

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club recently selected Michelle Griffith for the annual “Citizen of the Year” award. This award is given to an individual in Trimble County who has demonstrated “service above self” activities benefiting county programs and organizations.