Local News

  • School board ends 2012 with overview of student safety

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Along with end of year updates, the Trimble County Schools Board of Education heard the latest on school safety precautions against intruders on campus.

    Just days following the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Assistant Superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson discussed the district’s reaction with the school board.

  • Parrish retires after 14 years as Banner office manager

    It’s the end of an era at The Trimble Banner, as office manager Hilda Parrish heads off into retirement Jan. 1.

    Parrish started working at the Banner on June 30, 1997, after working 10 years at the nursing home in Bedford. Since then, she has worked alongside five editors [including this writer], helping to put out the weekly newspaper that covers Trimble County.

  • Schools garner ‘Race to Top’ funds

    The Trimble County School System is among applicants – representing 55 school districts across 11 states and Washington, D.C. – that have won the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition.
    More than 20 of those districts that won are in Kentucky.

    “We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Race To the Top Grant,” Trimble Superintendent Marcia Dunaway said. “We do not have specific guidelines of what the details for the grant will be.”

  • Winter marches in
  • Seniors appreciative of GSP experience

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    While most teenagers were swimming, hanging out with friends, and vacationing during the summer of 2012, a select group of students were furthering their education and striving for excellence.

  • PSC OKs settlement in LG&E and KU rate cases

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission on Thursday accepted a settlement granting revenue adjustments that increase the base electric rates for customers of Kentucky Utilities Co. and the base electric and natural gas rates for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.

  • County to study insurance premium tax

    Trimble County Fiscal Court is studying methods to generate new monies to replace what Judge-Executive Jerry Powell termed “a hit of between $400,000 and $500,000 a year from the landfill of decreased volume and revenues that we’re short.”

  • School officials review safety procedures in wake of Conn. shooting

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge Project reaches milestone

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Milton-Madison Bridge Project reached another milestone this week as the last steel beam was lifted into place on the new truss bridge. But, with the truss – or steel framework – still sitting on temporary piers, there are several crucial steps that must take place before the new bridge is complete in late spring 2013. 

  • Phase 2 architect selected

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    At last week’s Trimble County School Board meeting, Phase 2 of the new school athletic fields officially began with the unanimous approval of a project architect.