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  • 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.

  • County sets tax rates, jail expense a concern

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday voted to follow the recommendation of the Kentucky Department of Local Government in setting the tax rates for the 2012-13 year. The compensating rate suggested by the Department of Local Government for real property is 7.6 cents per $100. An increase would require a public hearing, according to Interim Judge-Executive Stephen Stark.

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  • Attorney general announces events to educate seniors on scams, fraud

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wants Kentucky’s senior citizens to be armed with the latest information to protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams targeting the elderly.

  • Magistrate Melvin arrested for DUI

    Trimble County Magistrate Kirby Melvin was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post 5.

    Melvin was arrested by Trooper Charles Loudermilk at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Melvin was stopped on U.S. 421N in the city limits of Bedford, Arterburn said.

  • Milton addresses camping concerns, awards roof bid

    The owner of a campground on Coopers Bottom Road appeared before the Milton City Commission during Thursday’s meeting seeking to clarify the Milton Water Company’s policy for billing campgrounds.

  • Fiscal Court sets special meeting to name interim judge-executive

    Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow to elect an Interim County Judge-Executive to serve until such time as Gov. Steve Beshear fills the vacancy.