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  • Milton veteran spent career serving in Army

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    The military has been a part of roughly half of Wesley Verner’s life. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 1992. He left for Ft. Knox, Ky., on Aug. 13, 1992, for his basic training and also completed his Advanced Individual Training schooling at Ft. Knox.
    He retired as a staff sergeant after 20-and-a-half years of service.

  • Students get taste of adulthood in ‘Reality Store’

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Stakeholders, 4-H extension agent, students and educators come together one day a year to assist sophomores and eighth graders with adulthood “reality.” The students begin with choosing a career based on their GPA. They are then assigned children (if any) and their ages. Next they attend a multitude of “real life” booths to pay for items such as: childcare, utilities, furniture, transportation, taxes and much more.

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    By MELISSA BLANKENSHIP
    Landmark News Service
    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing of the accused.

  • Tracey Poe: new assistant principal at TCMS

    By Teena Drake
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Middle School began the year with a new assistant principal, Tracey Poe. She is the former sixth grade social studies teacher and has for several years been furthering her education to become a principal. TCMS Principal Mike Genton hired Poe for her new role over the summer.

  • M&M Bridge declared complete

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion, according to an official announcement Monday from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. Painting was finished last week and all traffic controls have been removed. The only thing left to do is re-stripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work, the release said.
    The announcement was welcome news on both sides of the river.

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  • Bedford elementary PTO revives fall festival event

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On November 14, 2015, the Bedford Elementary School Parent Teachers Organization will be hosting their annual Fall Festival. They have not hosted one since 2013 and are excited to be offering good food, games, fellowship, a crowning of royalty and an auction. The PTO has implemented a “hunter’s lunch” due to the festival being on opening day of deer season.

  • Holocaust survivor to speak at Rotary Tues.

    Holocaust survivor and author Fred Gross, former public relations coordinator for the Trimble County Schools, will be speaking to the Bedford Rotary Club Tuesday Nov. 10. The event will be held at The Trimble County Public Library, starting at noon.
    Gross is the author of One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey Through France,  a memoir about his and his family’s flight from the Nazis during World War II. He was three years old when Germany invaded his native land Belgium in May 1940, finally immigrating to America in 1946.

  • Trimble County collision claims life of Tammy Goff

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A Friday evening traffic accident claimed the life of 40-year-old Bedford resident Tammy L. Goff, police said.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson said a call came into KSP Post 5 dispatchers at approximately 6:48 p.m. of a vehicle overturned on US 421 near the Trimble County High School in Bedford.
    Troopers along with the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, Trimble County EMS, Bedford Fire Department, and Milton Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

  • High school drama club to host haunted house

    By Trevor Browning
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    In the spirit of the Halloween season, the Trimble County High School Drama Club will present their 2015 Haunted House production “Eaten Alive” this weekend at the high school.
    Many months have passed since the drama club’s last outing; their final show of the 2014-2015 season, “Plaza Suite.”