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  • Principals update school board members

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    The Trimble Banner

    The principals of the schools in the Trimble County School District gave updates of activities in their facilities during the Oct. 17 regular meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The reports are as follows:

    Trimble County High School

  • Clocks change this weekend back to Standard Time

    Daylight Savings Time will come to an end this weekend when Standard Time returns.

    At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, clocks will be turned backward one hour. At that moment, the time will become 1 a.m. Standard Time.

    The best practice, of course, is just to set clocks backward 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night. The time will then be correct when you awaken Sunday.
     

  • Grimes urges voters to make informed choices

    Kentucky Press News Service

    With the Nov. 6 General Election just over one week away, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging voters to educate themselves about the candidates and issues they will see on their ballots.

    “Voting is a cherished right,” Grimes said in a news release today, “but it is also a responsibility. I hope voters will take that responsibility seriously and make informed choices on Election Day.”

    Offices that will be on the ballot Nov. 6 include:

  • ‘Unbridled Learning’ test scores due out Friday

    The Kentucky Department of Education will release test score and school/district accountability data this Friday, Nov. 2. This marks the first release of data from the Unbridled Learning accountability model, which Kentucky implemented beginning in the 2011-12 school year. The data to be released reflects test scores and other information from that school year.

  • Carroll bus tragedy claims two children

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD and JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    A school bus accident on Boone Road in Carroll County claimed the lives of two Head Start students Monday afternoon when the bus veered off the road to the left, partially overturned onto its side and hit a tree.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Trooper Brad Arterburn said there were nine Head Start students on the bus at the time of the wreck.

  • School board, city commissions on Nov. 6 ballot

    Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. The following profiles are published to familiarize voters with candidates appearing on the ballot in local races.

    School Board Races

    Kim Temple, 54

    Seeking the office of School Board Member, District 1

    How long have you been a Trimble County resident?

    I have been a Trimble County resident for 30 years.

    Where did you attend high school, college?

  • Board members hear updates of school construction work

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    The Trimble Banner

    During a special meeting of the Trimble County School Board, members of the board toured the new athletic complex and examined renovations to the Trimble County High School gym roof.

    Architect Stan Klausing, representative of project firm Scott-Klausing and Company, advised board members that roofing repairs are on hold due to some concerns about worker safety on the low slope roof area.

  • Alumni banquet Saturday

    Former students and teaching colleagues of J.T. Peniston will present a “Celebrity Roast” during this Saturday’s Trimble County Alumni Banquet. The “roast” of the longtime Trimble County educator and coach will be the featured entertainment of the banquet at the Bedford Elementary School. The event begins with a “Meet and Greet” gathering at 5 p.m., followed by the meal at 6 p.m.

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  • Mullins pleads guilty to 2008 Trimble murder

    A Trimble County man has pleaded guilty to a 2008 murder in Milton.  Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 37 years old from Milton, pleaded guilty Monday to the Dec. 6, 2008 murder of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones.

    Mullins was arrested on Jan. 15, 2009, by Detective Todd Harwood on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. The tampering with physical evidence charge stemmed from Mullins’ having moved the body from the crime scene and dumped into a ravine near the Ohio River.