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  • Nickel tax petition submitted to clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education has been returned to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning. The petition seeks a recall election in an attempt to allow all voters in the county to have a vote on the issue.

  • Public inspects P&Z Comprehensive Plan

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on April 11 at the old Trimble County Middle School gymnasium to provide the public with an opportunity to view the goals and objectives drafted for the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan. This was a time for the citizens of Bedford and Milton to provide input, ask questions and voice concerns with the plan.

  • Evangelist marker dedication Sunday

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Numerous organizations, under the leadership of the Trimble County Historical Society, will pay homage to Trimble County native, Dr. Henry Clay Morrison, Sunday, at the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m.
    Morrison, a well-known international evangelist, publisher and author in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries, twice served as president of Asbury College (now University) in Wilmore, and founded Asbury Theological Seminary in 1923.

  • Robinson enters Alford pleas in Trimble animal abuse case

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Marlena Robinson entered Alford pleas last week to one count of cruelty to animals (Class A misdemeanor) and one count of improper disposal of animal carcasses (class B misdemeanor) in connection with the finding in February of numerous equine corpses on her farm on Perkinson Lane in Trimble County.
    In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit the act and asserts innocence, but admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty..

  • Trimble native, Asbury Seminary founder H.C. Morrison subject of upcoming local events

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County native, Dr. Henry Clay Morrison, was born March 10, 1857 and died March 24, 1942. His father, James Morrison married a widow, Emily Durham English of Danville, and they moved to Westport with her daughter, also named Emily.

  • Trimble gospel group recording new album

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    The vocals and basic instrument tracks are “in the can” for a new upcoming album by Trimble County’s gospel music ensemble, The Infinite Realm.

  • Trimble County student population is 1,239; Graduation set for May 27

    By Cyrstal Caudillo
    Special to the Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 22.  
    The building principals were given the opportunity to describe the happenings in their schools. The board discussed Trimble County’s 180th year. This anniversary coincided with the Rotary Club’s 80th year.
    Jessica Wilcoxsin reported no dropouts and said the district total student population stands at 1,239 as of March 14.

  • Congleton to attend Gatton Academy

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County High School sophomore Hannah Congleton has been selected to the prestigious Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2019 in Bowling Green.

  • Public gets first look at P&Z plan April 11

    Staff Report
    Trimble County residents will have an opportunity on April 11 to get a first look at the Comprehensive Plan currently being drafted by the Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission.
    On April 18, 2016, Trimble County Fiscal Court unanimously approved an order to form a joint planning unit with the cities of Milton and Bedford to explore the possibility of the county and cities enacting planning and zoning.

  • Public meeting on planning and zoning planned April 11

    Staff Report
    Local residents will have an opportunity on April 11 to get a first look at the Comprehensive Plan currently being drafted by the Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Trimble County Fiscal Court in a unanimous vote on April 18, 2016 approved an order to form a joint planning unit with the cities of Milton and Bedford to explore the possibility of the county and cities enacting planning and zoning.