Local News

  • Apple Festival rapidly approaches

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The 26th Annual Trimble County Apple Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Events include an Apple Pie Baking Contest & Auction, Beauty Pageant Contests, Apple Cider Relay Race and a drawing for the beautiful 2016 quilt made the Trimble Thimbles.
    New this year, on Saturday morning at 8 a.m., a 5K Run/Walk will be held and on both days, the Trimble County Public Library will provide a children’s activities tent.  

  • Rowlett home from study abroad program

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bedford resident Jenna Rowlett is among 48 Gatton Academy students who have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Rowlett is a member of the Trimble County High School Class of 2017. Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Derick B. Strode, Tori Hampton, Chloe Muller and Alex Sorrels of The Gatton Academy.

  • Milton bridge approach plan ‘on hold’

    Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are in the process of finalizing alternatives to new approaches to the Milton-Madison Bridge in hopes of improving traffic flow through the downtown business sections of Milton and Madison.

  • School board discusses digital security status


    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education held its regular meeting at the new Board Office in the former middle school library.

    A moment of silence was held for Dylan Sutherland. Dylan was a middle school student who was lost to an ATV accident recently.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle presented the House Bill 5/Data Security Status report for Rod Smothers – Chief Technology Director.

  • Leisure Apartments to be demolished, rebuilt

    By Hilda Parrish

    Special to the Trimble Banner

    Tenants of the Leisure Apartments soon will be moved to other housing while the existing complex is demolished and rebuilt

    Bedford City Commissioner James Helm reported on the apartment complex renovation at Leisure Apartments on Cutshaw Lane at the commission’s meeting last week.

    Helm said the city received a letter from the Federal Housing Authority that the apartments are to be completely renovated.

  • Public hearing set Aug. 30 concerning LG&E landfill

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has scheduled a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7:00 p.m., concerning a proposed Special Waste Landfill on property owned by Louisville Gas & Electric Company in Trimble County.
    The public hearing at Trimble County High School, 1029 U.S. 421N, Bedford, will be an opportunity for the public to make oral comments for the record. Written comments may also be submitted at the meeting.

  • Candidates announced for local races in November

    The Trimble Banner
    Bedford residents came out of the woodwork to file their candidacy for a seat on the Bedford City Commission prior to the 4 p.m. filing deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Ten candidates will be vying for one of four seats available on the commission in the Nov. 8 General Election, according to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.
    The candidates and their order of appearance on the ballot include the following:

  • Niles and Betty Bray: A passion for peaches

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County voters will have the option on Nov. 8 to approve or reject a nickel tax to be used for capital improvements on current Trimble County school facilities. If the tax is approved by the voters securing additional funding from the Kentucky General Assembly is not a certainty, according to State Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford).

  • PSC approves KU and LG&E environmental projects

    Staff Report
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved environmental compliance plans for Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
    The compliance plans include elimination of remaining coal combustion waste storage ponds, and the addition of new process water facilities and improvements that will further reduce air emissions from the companies’ coal-fired power plants.