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Local News

  • 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

  • TCHS principal Adams resigns

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    With little more than two weeks remaining before the start of the 2015-16 school year, The Trimble Banner learned Sunday of the resignation of Trimble County High School Principal Rachael Adams.

  • Kids, pets and hot cars

    As summer temperatures heat up, AAA East Central warns drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles.  Temperatures inside a car, even on a mild, sunny day, can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
    Animals are equally impacted by summer heat.  Dogs are not able to sweat like humans do, but instead cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws.  If they have only overheated air to breathe, they can collapse; suffer brain damage and die of heatstroke.

  • School board continues study of adding D to the grading scale

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education met last Wednesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. The board introduced Susan Meredith as the new director of federal programs and curriculum in the district. Meredith started her career in education 24 years ago and has been employed at the Trimble County Middle School for 13 years and served as Vice Principal for the last ten years. She will be filling the position recently vacated by the retirement of Becky Moore.

  • Bedford addresses storm damage to wastewater treatment plant

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission, owners of the Bedford Wastewater System, is facing some considerable expense in making repairs to the wastewater facilities off Starks Lane after floodwaters and heavy rains caused major damage last week.

  • County seeks funding for road cleanup, repairs from recent storms

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    “I’ve had those boys out late in the evening working and I know they’ve been hustling real hard!”
    The speaker was Trimble County Road Department Superviser Eddy Callis who gave a report to Trimble County Fiscal Court concerning the work of the road crew in the wake of recent storm damage from floods and heavy winds. Callis said all county roads are open with the exception of a bridge on Nichols Road and the upper part of Martini Lane. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do,” he said.