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  • County records drop in unemployment rate

    The number of unemployed people has dropped in Trimble County according to new figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet.

    In Trimble County, the number of unemployed people was 167 for November, accounting for a 4.1 percent unemployment rate of the county’s labor force, according to the cabinet’s report. That is a drop compared to the 4.4 percent unemployment rate recorded in October and also lower than the 4.5 percent recorded in November 2016.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Jan. 30

    Even though the year is coming to a close and the May primary election is more than five months away, a key deadline is approaching for those wanting to run in a county election race.

    The deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Jan. 30, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

    So far, the number of candidate filings is similar to previous years, Browning said. Candidates will usually file for office early, although there are some who like to hold off until closer to the deadline to make it more of a surprise, she said.

  • Influenza enters peak season in Kentucky

    As the state enters peak flu season over the next month or two, health department officials are still urging people to take proper precautions to reduce the chance of contracting influenza.

    A map dated Dec. 23 from the Center for Disease Control reported widespread flu activity in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, in addition to widespread activity in 33 other states.

  • Milton crews work 3 fires Thursday

    The volunteer firefighters from Milton Fire and Rescue were kept busy with not one, not two, but three fires Thursday.

    The first call was received just before noon Thursday as crews responded to a combine fire on Webster Lane. Fire chief Jason Long said the fire was confined to the engine compartment.

    “We’ve had two or three (combine fires) this year but it’s not usually in December,” Long said.

  • Year in review: Top stories from second half of 2017

    Compiled by DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner

    July 6, 2017

  • Library provides children’s activities during winter break

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    While the winter break may be a wonderful way for students to relax and decompress after the first semester, it also introduces the struggle of preventing boredom, due to the newfound free time.

  • Public hearing draws crowd to talk planning, zoning

    Around 40 people attended Thursday night’s public hearing for the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan for implementing planning and zoning.

    Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Michael Pyles reiterated before the meeting began that the hearing was focused on the plan, which outlined goals and objectives for implementing zoning, not the actual zoning regulations.

    “(The plan is) not binding in anyway but it is mandatory in the process of developing zoning regulations for the county,” Pyles said.

  • Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor to retire

    A familiar face in the community is closing the chapter on his full-time role at The Trimble Banner.

    Dave Taylor, a 1970 graduate from Trimble County High School, is retiring as editor of The Trimble Banner. He has served as the Banner editor since February 2011.

    Taylor, originally from Madison, Ind., called Trimble County home from the seventh grade through his high school years as his father, Henry F. Taylor, was a pastor for Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church and later the Milton Wesleyan Church.

  • Blair promoted to Banner editor

    The first issue of The Trimble Banner in 2018 will be under the capable guidance of a new editor. Bedford resident Jacob Blair becomes the editor succeeding this writer, effective tomorrow, to steer the community newspaper into the future.

    Blair, 24, becomes the second consecutive Trimble County High School graduate to hold the position, following in the footsteps of such previous locally-educated journalists as the late Frank Bell, Clyde E. Greenwood, June Lehue Rand and Becky Jackson.

  • Banner looks back at 2017: A year-in-review

    Compiled by JACOB BLAIR

    January 5

    Bedford drafting alcohol sales ordinances – Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and City Attorney Amy Eversole began drafting ordinances to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits. The ordinances would require approval of the first and second readings before becoming law.

    January 12