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  • Stacy Bruner secretary for state’s organ donor awareness program

    Staff Report
    Stacy Bruner, Circuit Court Clerk of Trimble County, has been selected to serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life. Created by Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks in 1992, the Trust For Life is a statewide 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates and encourages Kentuckians to register as organ & tissue donors to save lives. 

  • Two arrested for drugs and kidnapping at Trimble County home

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A call from a woman in distress led to the arrest of two men at a Trimble County residence on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
    The call to the Kentucky State Police Post 5 at Campbellsburg came from the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road, KSP spokesman Trooper Joshua Lawson said. Troopers responded and during the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at a Bedford residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.

  • Test scores improve in most Trimble schools

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The number of students graduating from high school and considered college/career-ready continues to increase, according to data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Drug prevention continues without DFC grant funding

    By DAISY TOPPETT

  • School-related traffic issue has city’s focus

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    At the request of two Trimble County school administrators, the Bedford City Commission held a discussion during their September meeting about crosswalks and traffic issues near the Trimble County Middle School. Mayor Todd Pollock said the issue had been raised because a child had been struck by a car several weeks ago at the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Wentworth Avenue.
    “It is congested of a morning at 421, there by Fairgrounds Road,” Pollock said.

  • Voter rolls subject of threatened lawsuit

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    One-fifth of Kentucky’s counties, including Trimble, have more voters on the rolls than residents eligible to vote, according to a claim by an Indiana-based law firm that pushes conservative causes.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of Plainfield, Ind., is threatening lawsuits against 141 U.S. counties that it says has more registered voters than residents who are eligible to vote. The organization claimed in a news release that many of the counties “have more registered voters than people alive.”

  • New general store opens in Bedford

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Poppy’s General Store, located on the south end of Bedford on Hwy. 42W beside the Trimble County Public Library, is open and ready for business!
    A sense of relief filled the air Saturday as customers entered the long-awaited opening of a new grocery store in Trimble County. After the Country Store on the courthouse square closed its doors a few years ago, local residents were forced to drive over 30 miles for their groceries. The staff of the new store is eager to serve the community.

  • Fastline Publications promotes Richmond

    Staff Report
    Buckner, Ky.– As Fastline Publications continues to grow and expand its comprehensive print and digital solutions, Dwaina Leach Richmond of Trimble County has transitioned into a new role at the company.
    As Senior Accounting/Fleet Associate, Richmond’s responsibilities include Accounts Payable and fleet management of company cars. In addition she plays a key role in the month-end close process, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, maintenance/troubleshooting billing and general ledger systems as well as sales and use tax reporting.

  • LG&E donation funds new ambulance for county EMS

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday voted to purchase a new ambulance to increase the county’s EMS fleet to four vehicles. The county accepted a bid of $175,447 from Specialty Truck Sales & Service, of Wilder, Ky., authorized Horton emergency vehicle dealer. The bid was the only one received by the county.
    Louisville Gas & Electric Company recently made a donation of $150,000 to the county government toward the purchase of a new ambulance, according to Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell.

  • Griffith honored by KEMA

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    George Griffith was recognized as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Emergency Management Deputy Director of the Year on September 10, 2015 at the Kentucky Emergency Management Association conference in Louisville.