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  • ‘Tis the season to be ‘noisy’
  • Bedford officials eye finances

    Bedford City Commission will wait until their certificate of deposit matures on Dec. 7, 2012 to cash it in. According to Mayor Russell Clifton the city can avoid paying a penalty for early withdrawal and will add much needed funds to the city’s coffer. There will be little money deposited to the city’s accounts until 2013 and they need the extra to keep afloat.

  • Be safe: Thanksgiving is peak day for cooking fires

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Don’t forget basic cooking safety tips during this Thanksgiving season.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In 2010, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,400 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments. Those fires caused 420 deaths, 5,310 injuries and $993 million in direct property damage.

  • ‘Recreational’ lots focus of county meeting

    During their regular monthly meeting Monday the members of Trimble County Fiscal Court held a lengthy discussion with developers of seven lots located on Hwy. 36 east of Milton. The property, from the estate of the late Aubrey Jackson, was auctioned on Sept. 22 by Mike Taylor who attended Monday’s meeting with Hanover surveyor Bill Pettitt and realtor Scott Lynch.

  • Bridge project wins Popular Science award

    Louisville, Ky. – The innovative design and construction methods used on the Milton-Madison Bridge Project have been recognized with a 2012 Best of What’s New Award from Popular Science magazine.

  • Milton billing procedures approved

    The Milton City Commission approved a policy of billing procedures Thursday. The policy will become effective on Jan. 1, 2013.

    Commissioner Tom Mahoney was the lone dissenting vote as the commission approved the billing policy.

    “I think all of you know from previous meetings I don’t agree with this,” Mahoney said prior to the vote. “There’s quite a few things that’s going to have to be monitored. Who is going to monitor all of this? I think we’re babysitting too many people.”

  • 53 percent cast votes in local election

    The percentage of registered Trimble County voters who turned out to vote on Nov. 6 was the smallest in several years in a general election involving a presidential race. Of the 6,656 registered voters in the county 3,579 – or 53 percent – cast ballots in last week’s election.

  • Trimble school officials review test data from Unbridled Learning

    Trimble County Schools have the data from the first round of the state’s Unbridled Learning Accountability Model – the successor to the state’s Kentucky Core Content Test and CATS assessment models.

    Nationwide, 48 states have adopted the new “college and career readiness” accountability assessments, but Kentucky was the first state to implement it in statewide testing, said Trimble Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway. “Everyone’s watching Kentucky.”

  • Trimble Middle School honors veterans

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Middle School honored Veterans Day with guest speaker Lynn Romans, the Carroll County High School’s JROTC Color Guard, a magnificent musical accompaniment by the TCMS Band, and a variety of events lead by the students.

  • Meetings set in KU, LG&E rate cases

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings in Harlan, Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.