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  • Training consortium scholarship opened doors for local student

    I am very thankful for my scholarship and co-op opportunities.

    Near the end of my high school career, I received a full scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium to attend Jefferson Community and Technical College in Carrollton, Ky. This was only the beginning of great opportunities for me.

    Three days after I graduated from Trimble County High School, I started a summer job at the Kentucky Utilities Power Plant in Ghent, Ky.

    I worked throughout the summer full time, painting and cleaning inside and out.

  • Beshear signs ‘Farms to Food Banks’ initiative, and bill to support crop-protection rights

    CYNTHIANA — Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday joined state officials and community leaders to recognize two bills that support the state’s farm families and food banks. In particular, the budget bill provided funding for the Farms to Food Banks initiative. A second bill designed to support landowner rights in protecting their crops and livestock from nuisance wildlife also has beneficial impacts for food banks.

    Beshear ceremonially signed House Bills 235 and 448 at the Harrison County Extension Office in Cynthiana.

  • Former Madison driver now leads H1 Unlimited

    Hydroplane racing champion Steve David has been named Interim Chairman of H1 Unlimited, governing body for Unlimited hydroplane racing, following the exit of former chairman Sam Cole.
    David confirmed the development to The Trimble Banner on Saturday night, Sept. 13, in the middle of San Diego Bayfair race weekend where the Unlimiteds are racing on Mission Bay in southern California.
    Rumors of Cole's impending exit had surfaced weeks ago when the Unlimiteds were racing in the Tri-Cities, Wash. Cole had served as chairman of organization for the past decade.

  • Fatal accident in Milton

    (Milton, KY) - One person was killed this morning in a crash on Highway 36 in Trimble County. Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of the crash at 7:55 a.m. Preliminary investigation shows that a mini-van, driven by 21 year old Jennifer Lundergan of Huntingburg, Ind., was traveling toward Milton on Highway 36 when she attempted to pass another vehicle in very foggy conditions. Lundergan's van crashed head-on into a car driven by 41 year old Miachel Hancock-Eccles of Madison, Ind.

  • BES vacancy has parents stirred

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The hot topic at last week’s meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education was a vacancy the retirement of Evon Horn has presented for the second grade class at Bedford Elementary. To date, the board has not named a replacement for Mrs. Horn. A couple of teachers and some concerned parents were at the meeting to discuss this with the members of the board. The concern is such that there will be too many students in a classroom unless the board agrees to hire a replacement to fill the void.

  • Bedford awards bid for sidewalk replacement

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission approved a bid from local contractor Chris Bell to repair sections of sidewalks in the city during their regular monthly meeting last week. Commissioner Harold Greene said there are three areas in Bedford where sidewalks had deteriorated to the point of needing to be replaced.

  • Bedford awards bid for sidewalk replacement
  • Water district to seek grant for improvements

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court approved a resolution allowing the Trimble County Water District No. 1 to seek a grant through the Department of Homeland Security for improvements to the water system. The vote came during last week’s regular monthly meeting of the magistrates. Randy Stevens, Water District manager, informed the magistrates that the deadline to file for the grant is June 30.

  • Coopers Bottom Road gets new bridge

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Milton boat ramp closed

    The Milton Boat Ramp will be closed today and tomorrow (June 2 and 3) for milling and resurfacing as part of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project, according to Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience,” Clifford said in a release.

    Contract crews will also be paving on High Street in Milton the next two days.