Local News

  • Distinguished resident Mildred Pruitt soon to leave

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Mildred Pardo Pruitt of Bedford will soon be moving from Kentucky. She will live her remaining senior years with relatives in South Carolina. As she celebrates her 92nd birthday on October 7, she faces age-related health issues that require her to live with her step-daughter in Summerville. She will be living only 18 miles from Charleston.
    “I am not looking forward to parting ways with those I have loved for many years,” she says.

  • Suicide prevention walk planned in Madison Saturday

    The Trimble Banner
    Area walkers are encouraged to participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bi-Centennial Park, located at Vaughn Drive and West Street in Madison.

  • Trimble’s Hickory Grove pastor is missionary to Sturgis rally

    Landmark News Service
    As about a million bike enthusiasts converged on the recent Sturgis motorcycle
    rally in South Dakota, Pastor Tommy Purvis shared his personal message of hope with hundreds of attendees there.

  • Development specialist shares ideas on city’s Morgan center

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Dr. Lorraine Garkovich, professor of community and leadership development at University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, led last week’s Bedford Rotary Club discussion on future ideas for the city’s community activities center.  

  • Milton PTO fish fry set Saturday, October 17

    The Trimble Banner
    The Milton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s annual fish fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 17.
    The theme of this year’s event is “MES Is Leading The Way.”
    Volunteers will be serving food from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction and door prizes will be given away every hour. A Chinese Raffle will also be held throughout the day.
    From 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. will be a First Car Cruise In.

  • Stacy Bruner secretary for state’s organ donor awareness program

    Staff Report
    Stacy Bruner, Circuit Court Clerk of Trimble County, has been selected to serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life. Created by Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks in 1992, the Trust For Life is a statewide 501c(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates and encourages Kentuckians to register as organ & tissue donors to save lives. 

  • Two arrested for drugs and kidnapping at Trimble County home

    The Trimble Banner
    A call from a woman in distress led to the arrest of two men at a Trimble County residence on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
    The call to the Kentucky State Police Post 5 at Campbellsburg came from the Pilot truck stop on Pendleton Road, KSP spokesman Trooper Joshua Lawson said. Troopers responded and during the course of their investigation, it was determined that the woman had allegedly been held against her will at a Bedford residence where alleged illegal drug activity had taken place.

  • Test scores improve in most Trimble schools

    The Trimble Banner
    The number of students graduating from high school and considered college/career-ready continues to increase, according to data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Drug prevention continues without DFC grant funding


  • School-related traffic issue has city’s focus

    The Trimble Banner
    At the request of two Trimble County school administrators, the Bedford City Commission held a discussion during their September meeting about crosswalks and traffic issues near the Trimble County Middle School. Mayor Todd Pollock said the issue had been raised because a child had been struck by a car several weeks ago at the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Wentworth Avenue.
    “It is congested of a morning at 421, there by Fairgrounds Road,” Pollock said.