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  • TCHS principal Adams resigns

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    With little more than two weeks remaining before the start of the 2015-16 school year, The Trimble Banner learned Sunday of the resignation of Trimble County High School Principal Rachael Adams.

  • Kids, pets and hot cars

    As summer temperatures heat up, AAA East Central warns drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles.  Temperatures inside a car, even on a mild, sunny day, can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
    Animals are equally impacted by summer heat.  Dogs are not able to sweat like humans do, but instead cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws.  If they have only overheated air to breathe, they can collapse; suffer brain damage and die of heatstroke.

  • School board continues study of adding D to the grading scale

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education met last Wednesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. The board introduced Susan Meredith as the new director of federal programs and curriculum in the district. Meredith started her career in education 24 years ago and has been employed at the Trimble County Middle School for 13 years and served as Vice Principal for the last ten years. She will be filling the position recently vacated by the retirement of Becky Moore.

  • Bedford addresses storm damage to wastewater treatment plant

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission, owners of the Bedford Wastewater System, is facing some considerable expense in making repairs to the wastewater facilities off Starks Lane after floodwaters and heavy rains caused major damage last week.

  • County seeks funding for road cleanup, repairs from recent storms

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    “I’ve had those boys out late in the evening working and I know they’ve been hustling real hard!”
    The speaker was Trimble County Road Department Superviser Eddy Callis who gave a report to Trimble County Fiscal Court concerning the work of the road crew in the wake of recent storm damage from floods and heavy winds. Callis said all county roads are open with the exception of a bridge on Nichols Road and the upper part of Martini Lane. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do,” he said.

  • Bedford begins steps to seek funding for sewer update

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Bedford will hold a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Bedford City Hall to receive public input regarding possible improvements to the city’s aging wastewater system. The current system was installed in 1981, according to Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock.

  • Storms cause heavy damage in county

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    All of Kentucky saw significant rainfall from Monday afternoon through Tuesday night and in some instances through Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Torrential downpours hit Trimble County and surrounding environs with several inches in some regions.
    Wind damage and flash flooding accompanied the storms in various parts of the county, the weather service said.

  • Carrollton business ‘fuels’ Grand Prix winner

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Longtime hydroplane racing veteran Jerry Hopp carried the name of a Carrollton restaurant to victory in the championship heat of the Grand Prix West race Saturday in the Madison Regatta.
    The 67-year-old Snohomish, Wash., driver—the dean of drivers active in hydroplane racing—happily praised Down on Main Street, his team’s “food sponsor” who “fed the crew the whole time we were here,” he said Sunday. “Excellent food, we loved their steaks, I mean they were huge!”

  • JMK repeats as Governor’s Cup champion

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking U-5 won the Indiana Governor’s Cup H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race Sunday, taking home the historic Governor’s Cup trophy for the second consecutive year.
    Kelly pulled away from second-place finisher Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison on the first lap of the winner take all championship heat.

  • Bedford Rotary discusses ‘Kindergarten Ready’ status during June 16 meeting

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Rotarian David Eddy led a discussion at the June 16 meeting on the general status of “Kindergarten Ready” programs for our county designed to assist parents and teachers in preparing pre-school kids for public school in the lower grades. Eddy serves as a Family Resources Coordinator for TCPS, focusing on pre-school children on up to fifth graders.