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  • Notes on being a neurotic mess

    A number of years ago, I flew a plane, Delta flight 837. OK, I didn’t exactly fly it, but I definitely helped.

    My daughter and granddaughter were on that flight from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine-hour, 14-minute flight that, except for bathroom breaks, I tracked on my computer to make sure they got there safely.

    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, I noticed that the plane icon on my computer faced east instead of west.

  • Board hears draft budget for FY18

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to the Banner

    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Head Start Director Becky Moore presented a draft budget report for the 2018 fiscal year to the Trimble County Board of Education during the board’s Jan. 24 meeting. The report noted a projected enrollment of 1,146 students in the district, with 351 at Bedford Elementary, 235 at Milton Elementary, 200 students in the middle school and 360 students at Trimble County High School.

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  • State highway plan calls for one Trimble project

    During the next six years, Trimble County is currently looking at one major road project receiving funding. That’s based on a new “balanced plan” according to state highway officials.

  • Miss Madison team mourns death of crew chief

    The world of unlimited hydroplane racing, especially the Miss Madison Racing Team, is reeling this week following the passing Sunday of popular HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison crew chief Dan Hoover.

    The body of Hoover, a 45-year-old Madison resident, was found by police along a highway between the cities of Richland and Seattle in Washington state, according to Charlie Grooms, President of Miss Madison, Inc. Police have ruled the death a suicide, Grooms said.

  • Ballot features 4 Democrats, 2 Republicans running for judge-executive in May primary

    For the first time since 2002, Trimble County will have a contest between a Democrat and a Republican in the November general election for the county judge-executive’s seat. However, before the general election rolls around, four Democrats and two Republicans will vie for their party’s nomination during the May 22 primary election.

  • Activities for all ages are abound

    By TODD POLLOCK

    Special to the Banner

    The weather outside might be cold, but things are heating up for the residents of Trimble County with activities for all ages.

    The Bedford Mustangs began country line dancing at 6 p.m. Monday at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. The group is practicing for presentations at local events later this year.

    Youth league basketball is also underway at Bedford Elementary with games starting at 9 a.m. each Saturday through the first weekend in March.

  • Legislators look to stop non-traditional instruction

    The availability of “Raider Days” by Trimble County Schools during closures in the wintertime could go by the wayside if Senate Bill 73 makes it through the 2018 General Assembly.

  • Health department says flu is now epidemic in Ky.

    By MELISSA PATRICK

    Kentucky Health News

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.

    Health officials warned this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • RAIDER ROYALTY

    Isabella Hines and Troy Grieshaber were named Homecoming queen and king for the 2018 basketball season.