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Local News

  • Road work to begin in downtown Milton

    Louisville, Ky. – Major road improvements at the main intersection of downtown Milton, Ky., are scheduled to begin this week and last through the end of November. Construction in the area of US 421 at Coopers Bottom Rd. is expected to improve traffic flow and drainage in the area.

  • Trimble alumni to roast J.T. Peniston at banquet

    Longtime Trimble County educator and coach J.T. Peniston will be the special guest of honor during a “Celebrity Roast” as the featured entertainment of the Trimble County Alumni Association Banquet, on Saturday, October 27, at the Bedford Elementary School.

  • Commissioners retreat from ‘hardball’ position

    The Bedford City Commission sent mixed signals to the city’s sewer customers during that government body’s meeting on Monday.

    After instructing City Clerk Joyce Teague to “play hardball” with delinquent customers at the August meeting and to disconnect water service to customers who did not make payment within 30 days of the billing date, the commissioners voted to refund the $110 disconnect fee for one delinquent customer who complained.

  • Bedford Elem. celebrates new playground

    “You’re experiencing history today!”

    Bedford Elementary School Principal Debbie Beeles was enthusiastic as she welcomed the BES student body to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the school’s newly refurbished playground, Wednesday, Sept. 19.

  • Assault reports investigated

    Separate incidents listed as entries in last week’s Trimble County Sheriff’s Department log have been under investigation by local law enforcement authorities.

  • County OKs Sheriff's Office requests

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday approved the expenditure of up to $10,000 for the purchase of tasers on behalf of the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department.

    The purchase would be made from county coffers, which would be reimbursed with funds appropriated for the purchase through a grant from the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security to the sheriff’s department.

  • Milton to tackle new water service policy

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    The Trimble Banner

    Due to chronic inconsistency in recent years, the Milton City Commission will soon hash out a new water service policy.

    At the monthly meeting held Sept. 13, Commissioner Jerry Harmon asked for an extra open meeting this month to start work on the City’s new water policy. Among other items, commissioners will address lifetime adjustments, service deposits and reconnection, as well as “cold check” policies.

  • Police eradicate pot crop valued at $280,000

    Local law enforcement officers from the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police confiscated and destroyed a crop of what Sheriff Tim Coons termed “very high quality” marijuana with a street value of $280,000 on Monday, Sept. 10.

    “There are suspects in this case,” Coons said. “This is an ongoing investigation. It’s still an open case.”

  • Marching Raiders field all-classical program

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    The Trimble Banner

    Forget what you think you know about marching bands. Skip the half-time trip to the concession stands. Stay put -- and be prepared to listen and learn. This fall, for the first time in the school’s history, Trimble County High School’s Marching Raiders will present an all-classical music field show.

  • Trimble High’s ACT scores 21st in Kentucky

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    The Trimble Banner

    The results are in -- and this fall Trimble County High School seniors can give themselves a well-deserved pat on the back. ACT (American College Testing) scores for 2011/2012 jumped from 17.3 in recent years to 20.8, which puts Trimble County at 21st out of 229 participating schools statewide this year.