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  • 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.

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  • Former TC residents in fatal crash

    Two former Trimble County residents were fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident in Henderson County, Tennessee Saturday.

    An accident report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jackson Division, said Linda L. Tingle Webster, 60, of Louisville, and her sister, Thelma Jo Tingle Gray, 63, of Vevay, Ind., sustained fatal injuries in an accident that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday near the 117 mile marker on Interstate 40 in western Tenn.

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  • AT&T teaches Trimble students dangers of texting and driving

    The Trimble CARES Coalition hosted a texting and driving simulator from AT&T Friday to highlight the dangers of sending text messages while maneuvering a car.

    The simulator is part of the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign, which intends to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Sept. 19 is planned to be a national day of action for the campaign.

  • Tina Browning becomes county clerk

    On Friday, Aug. 24, Tina Browning became the first woman in county history to hold the title Trimble County Clerk.

    Browning was sworn in Friday by Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad to fill the vacancy created when former County Clerk Jerry Powell was sworn in as the new Trimble County judge-executive. Browning has served as a deputy clerk in the clerk’s office for nearly 20 years.

  • Jerry Powell is new Trimble Judge-Executive

    Jerry Powell, who has served as Trimble County Clerk for nearly 23 years, was sworn in Friday afternoon as the new Trimble County Judge-Executive.

    Powell, a 1965 Trimble County High School graduate, worked at the Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank for nearly 15 years before seeking the only elected office he has held. A 1974 Western Kentucky University graduate, Powell is also a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

  • Jerry Powell is the new Trimble Judge-Executive

    Jerry Powell, who has served as Trimble County Clerk for nearly 23 years, is the new Trimble County Judge-Executive.

    Speculation had centered on Powell as the successor to Randy Stevens, who resigned from the position to accept the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts. Stevens’s resignation was effective on Wednesday, Aug. 15. On the following day, the members of Trimble County Fiscal Court elected Magistrate Stephen Stark to serve as Interim Judge-Executive until Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Stevens’s successor.

  • Bedford to crack down on late payments

    Bedford residents who are delinquent in paying their sewer bills may soon find the city playing “hardball.” The subject of delinquent sewer payments is a recurrent theme of discussion at the monthly meetings of the Bedford City Commission.

    Mayor Russell Clifton told the commissioners that City Clerk Joyce Teague battles with the issue on a regular basis of city sewer customers making only partial payments of what is due to the city and some continue to run behind each month.

  • Board hears opening day school report

    By JULIE HAMBRICK

    The Trimble Banner

    Updates on the school district’s construction projects and the first days back to class were major topics at the Trimble County School Board’s first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year.