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  • Public hearing set Aug. 30 concerning LG&E landfill

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has scheduled a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7:00 p.m., concerning a proposed Special Waste Landfill on property owned by Louisville Gas & Electric Company in Trimble County.
    The public hearing at Trimble County High School, 1029 U.S. 421N, Bedford, will be an opportunity for the public to make oral comments for the record. Written comments may also be submitted at the meeting.

  • Candidates announced for local races in November

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford residents came out of the woodwork to file their candidacy for a seat on the Bedford City Commission prior to the 4 p.m. filing deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Ten candidates will be vying for one of four seats available on the commission in the Nov. 8 General Election, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.
    The candidates and their order of appearance on the ballot include the following:

  • Niles and Betty Bray: A passion for peaches

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County voters will have the option on Nov. 8 to approve or reject a nickel tax to be used for capital improvements on current Trimble County school facilities. If the tax is approved by the voters securing additional funding from the Kentucky General Assembly is not a certainty, according to State Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford).

  • PSC approves KU and LG&E environmental projects

    Staff Report
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved environmental compliance plans for Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
    The compliance plans include elimination of remaining coal combustion waste storage ponds, and the addition of new process water facilities and improvements that will further reduce air emissions from the companies’ coal-fired power plants.

  • Trimble voters approved school tax before in 1979

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County taxpayers have twice previously approved tax levies for school construction project over the past 50 years, according to reports published in 1979 by The Trimble Banner-Democrat.
    This contradicts information supplied to the current school administration by officials within the Kentucky Education Cabinet.

  • Third generation now operating Bray’s Orchards

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “Honey, stop the car! There is a roadside market with fresh vegetables, jams/jellies, flowers and homemade ice cream!”
    That could be the conversation for any couple passing through Trimble County on Highway 42W, just outside of Bedford. However, to the local community Bray’s Orchards is legendary, having served the county since 1930.

  • Nickel tax question will appear on November ballot

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has announced that the special election to determine whether county voters will accept or reject the local school board’s vote to levy a nickel tax will be held in conjunction with the statewide General Election in November.

  • Tracy Poe is new principal at TCMS

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Although she is not a stranger to Trimble County Middle School, Tracy Poe is changing roles. Mrs. Poe is the new principal at TCMS.

  • Nickel tax recall petition certified by county clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The petition submitted July 26, 2016, to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning by the Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee challenging the school nickel tax levy has been officially certified.
    “We certified the petition this morning,” Browning said Thursday, July 28. “The committee sent in a total of 595 names of which we found 541 qualified voters—54 names were scratched on guidance from the county attorney for various reasons.”