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  • Harmon guilty in stalking case

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler handed down guilty verdicts Thursday on two of three charges against Bedford resident James Dennis-Lee Harmon in connection with incidents of stalking children and threatening them and their mother during the summer of 2013.

  • Library summer reading successful

    By AMANDA NEACE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Local high school student attending Gatton Academy

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Jenna Rowlett, daughter of Missy and Doug Rowlett, will be venturing off to Western Kentucky University this fall, as a junior in high school. She has been accepted to the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics of Science in Bowling Green Kentucky.

  • Relay generates over $22.6K

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Final tabulations have been completed for the 2015 Trimble County Relay for Life and the total is greater than anticipated, according to an announcement Sunday by Relay Chairperson Michelle Griffith.
    The American Cancer Society fundraiser generated a total of $22,674.44, Griffith said, adding that it is “so amazing what we can do when we work together for good. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing volunteers and made some new friends.”

  • Bridge innovation recognized with regional award

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace the deteriorating Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award.

  • Local church briefs

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is tonight
    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, at The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford. For more information call Bobby Wade (502)255-7510.
    Mt. Hermon Baptist to host Back to School Bash Saturday

  • Mendenhall sentenced in death of Connie Hughes

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Nicholas Mendenhall was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison in connection with the Oct. 16, 2014 traffic death of Bedford resident Connie Hughes. The sentence was handed down from the bench by Trimble County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad after Mendenhall accepted a plea bargain to have a murder charge amended to manslaughter second degree. Mendenhall also pleaded guilty to five counts of wanton endangerment and one count of operating of a motor vehicle under the influence with aggravators.

  • New superintendent

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    It was standing room only at the Bedford Elementary School Library last Thursday as local residents welcomed new Trimble County School Superintendant Steve Miracle.
    Tony Walker, Board Chairman, introduced Miracle during a special meeting of the board of education. “This is a very important time for our school system, our county and our district,” Walker said.

  • Board to name superintendent

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight for the purpose of approving the contract for a new school superintendent. The open meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Bedford Elementary School library. Upon receiving the new superintendent’s signature on the contract he will be presented to the public.

  • Elisabeth Goodin crowned Mini Teen Princess in natl. pageant

    [EDITOR’S NOTE: Trimble County’s Elisabeth Goodin was crowned Mini Teen Princess AmeriFest and named Best Personality in her class at a national pageant held over the weekend at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. The 13-year-old competed in speech, beauty and interview with a question onstage during the pageant. She won jewelry, a crown, a medal and a sash. Her mother, Jennifer Graham Goodin, an author and Trimble Banner correspondent, writes of her pride in her daughter’s accomplishments.]

    By JENNIFER GOODIN