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  • CARES awarded grant to prevent substance abuse

    The Trimble CARES Coalition was awarded a FY 2017 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $125,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The coalition serves Trimble County’s community of 8,783. The goal of the coalition is to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goal by implementing these strategies:

  • Rodgers: Retinal detachment forced changes in busy lifestyle

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    The story of 1966 Trimble County High School graduate Rick Rodgers in last week’s edition of The Trimble Banner gave a number of readers an opportunity to reconnect with a long ago school or church associate. Rick is the older son of the late Payne and Marjorie Rodgers. His brother Steve, who graduated from TCHS in 1968, now lives in Louisville.
    This newspaper reached out to Rodgers Friday for a more extensive reconnection.

  • Streets, sidewalk focus of Bedford agenda

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    There were only a few problems confronting the Bedford City Commission this month. The streets and sidewalks in some places were not repaired to the city’s satisfaction and again the sidewalk from Bedford to Trimble County High School was discussed.
    The patchwork done by OVA on Miller Lane needs to be redone. Commissioner Pollock will contact OVA and discuss this problem with them.

  • Flying WWII museum offering flights

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a member of the crew of a bomber aircraft during the Second World War? The World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden” will take to the skies over Louisville this weekend. Public flights will begin in the morning Saturday and Sunday with ground tours in the afternoon. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Pennybaker is Trimble’s ‘Hurricane Harvey hero’

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    As the world watched the news about the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, many felt compelled to help out, in one way or another. Then the report came in, about another natural disaster and yet another. With such a vast amount of destruction, across multiple areas, there are many heroes, of whom we will not hear or read about. However, Brooke Montgomery and her family are in awe of their ‘Hometown Hero.’ She arrived in Texas ready to do whatever it took to bring them back to their feet.

  • Next month at the Trimble library

    Monday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Yoga - Take time to quiet your mind and gently strengthen your body with yoga. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat or a towel. The class is free and meets in the Trimble County Library meeting room at 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25: Roaming Readers - Don’t let the colder weather keep you from exercising. Meet up with fellow walkers at the Trimble County Board of Education (old middle school) gym every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 30-minute walk. Join us and get your steps in!

  • Fourth graders enjoy Trimble County Ag Day
  • Trimble alumnus featured in natl.business periodical

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Resource Network, founded by 1966 Trimble County High School graduate Rick Rodgers, was recently featured in U.S. Business Leadership Network News.
    The Resource Network, located in McLean, Va., brings together people and organizations in creative ways to achieve improved individual and group results, helping organizations develop world-class business initiatives through innovative information sharing and delivery mechanisms, according to the company’s website www.resnet.org.

  • School board reviews working budget

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble Board of Education reviewed the 2017-2018 working budget during their Sept. 20 meeting at the Board office. The structurally balanced budget was presented for Board approval at this meeting. A local school board is required to submit a working budget by September 30.
    2017-18 Working Budget:
    Kentucky Department of Education defines “total Budget” as the budgeted expenditures in the General and Food Service Funds excluding the Contingency.

  • Large amount of blood found on bridge still a mystery

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Law enforcement authorities are still puzzled over the mystery surrounding a large amount of blood found on the walkway of the Milton-Madison Bridge last week.