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  • BES needs volunteers Saturday

    New Bedford Elementary School Principal Shannon Stark is planning a “Volunteer Day” on Saturday, July 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “This would be a day where we ask volunteers to help us finish up a few projects at BES: landscaping, painting, light cleaning,” Stark said. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the school at 8:30 a.m. for instruction on where they may be of best use. The opening day of classes for Trimble County Schools is Aug. 10.

  • Church Briefs

    Wed. Aug. 2-Fri. Aug. 4
    Vacation Bible School at Mt. Herman Baptist Church, located on Palmyra Road in Trimble County, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. If you have questions, call 502-221-5497. Everyone welcome!
    Thursday, Aug. 3
    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at the Crossroads Church, 4835 U.S. Hwy. 421N in Bedford, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
    Fri. Aug 4-Sun. Aug. 6

  • Financial report focus of school board

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    District Finance Officer Phillip Harmon presented a summary of Financial Reports during the July 19 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education.
    The June 2017 Financial Summary showed the actual balance as of June 30, 2017 to be $2,013,770.41. This is a decrease of $372,970.64 from May.
    For the month of June, the General Fund had $459,487.90 and $1,851,348.28 in expenses.
    Taxes collected to date
    Property Tax
    Month--$0
    Year--$1,833,410.34
    Franchise Tax

  • Back to School Fair tomorrow Bedford Elem.

    Staff Report
    The Trimble County Youth Services Center and Family Resource Center are teaming up to host a Back to School Fair, which will be held tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Bedford Elementary School.
    This will be a community-wide effort to provide clothes and shoes for those students and adults who are living on a tight budget. Be sure to tell anyone you know might be in need of this outreach effort to make them aware of this opportunity.

  • Shelby Energy office to close

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Shelby Energy Cooperative plans to close the utility cooperative’s Trimble County district office at 10 Alexander Avenue in Bedford at the conclusion of business hours on Sept. 15, according to announcements circulated to cooperative members recently. The cooperative had scheduled an advertisement to be placed in today’s issue of The Trimble Banner but pulled the ad on Tuesday morning.

  • Bedford hosts Citizen Appreciation Day, ‘Welcome Home’ celebration for local Vietnam veterans

    Staff Report
    The City of Bedford had a Citizen Appreciation Day/Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans party on Saturday, July 15 at the Morgan Community Center.
    The party was kicked off with a parade beginning at Trimble County High/Middle School and went through town to end at Signature Health Care (Trimble Nursing Center). At the community center was Razen Blazen BBQ, live music, and bouncy houses for entertainment.

  • TCMS Jr. Beta on the national stage

    By KATIE RAMOS
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year, the Trimble County Middle School Jr. Beta Club competes at the State Convention. This year at State the students succeeded in earning 3rd place for their Club Scrapbook with the theme of “Above and Beyond” and 1st place in the Living Literature recreation of “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. Upon winning at the state level, schools are invited to compete at the National level.

  • Elisabeth Moore joins Owen Co. newspaper staff

    Landmark News Service
    Trimble County native Elisabeth Moore became the newest addition to the Owenton News-Herald’s staff June 7.
    Moore will serve as a reporter for the newspaper.
    She is a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in journalism.
    While attending WKU, Moore served as a reporter for the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald.

  • 1985 court order gave jail to Trimble historical society

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    The Old Stone Jail on the Trimble County Courthouse Square is officially in the custody of the Trimble County Historical Society.

  • Trimble County Fair Motocross event reset for tomorrow night

    The Trimble County Fair Board and Nikota Motorsports will present Motocross racing tomorrow night at the Trimble County Park. The event was rained out during last month’s Trimble County Fair and has been rescheduled for the entertainment of local fairgoers.
    Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 5:00 p.m., with practice at 6:00 p.m. Racing will get underway at 7:00 p.m.