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  • After a flood: Protecting property while doing so safely

    The following are guidelines for the period following a flood:

    Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink.

    Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.

    Avoid moving water.

    Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.

    Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to the power company.

  • Flood safety tips from Kentucky emergency management

     Kentucky Emergency Management

    Kentucky Emergency Management activated its State Emergency Operations Center in support of heavy rainfall and flooding conditions throughout Kentucky forecasted over the next several days. The SEOC has activated at a Level 4, which consists of KYEM personnel monitoring the weather system and damage reports from affected counties.

  • Ohio River forecast to reach moderate flood stage

    This story will be updated as needed.

    Update No. 14 (10 a.m. Wednesday): KY 36 has reopened to traffic and KY 1848 (Corn Creek Road) has also reopened, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Both roads reopened overnight after being closed due to flooding.

    Update No. 13 (9 p.m. Monday): The Ohio River crested earlier this morning. The Clifty Creek gauge had the river level at 457.3 feet, just above moderate flood stage.

  • Rising river to crest Saturday

    Editor's note: The National Weather Service has updated its river level forecast since the information provided at press time. The weather service now says the river will crest at 52.9 feet Saturday morning. A flood warning is in effect for portions of Trimble County along the river while the remainder of the county remains under a flood watch.

  • Rand, Hornback to face challengers in November

    The 47th House District has been represented by Rick Rand since 2003. In November’s general election, he’ll face an opponent, the first Republican he’s faced for the seat in eight years.

    Mark Gilkison, a Republican from Henry County, filed for the office Jan. 26 in Frankfort. Gilkison, a 1989 graduate of Oldham County High School, operates several businesses in the district, including Gilkison’s Mini Storage in Trimble County, according to a news release.

  • Dow donates $5K to Trimble library

    Special to the Banner

    The Dow Chemical Company’s Carrollton manufacturing site is celebrating its 50th anniversary by partnering with the Dow Corning Foundation to donate $5,000 to 10 libraries each in surrounding counties. The public libraries were chosen due to the number of patrons positively impacted by resources and services they provide.

  • FFA chapter concludes weeklong activities with parade tomorrow

    Special to the Banner

    Student members of the high school FFA chapter have presented an abundance of activities to raise awareness about the role FFA plays in the importance of agricultural education. The activities will conclude tomorrow with the truck and tractor parade in Bedford.

  • Budget, pension top town hall discussion

    With the biennial budget and pension reform being key issues for this year’s legislative sessions, Trimble County’s voices in Frankfort made a stop Saturday afternoon in Bedford for a town hall-style meeting.

  • Local chapter gears up for National FFA Week

    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County High School’s Future Farmers of America has a slew of activities to celebrate National FFA Week and will cap off the festivities with a community tractor and truck parade Feb. 23.

  • Jent named new coordinator of family, youth services center

    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County’s Family Resource Youth Services Center (FRYSC) has a new coordinator leading the office.

    Shawna Jent took on the role as coordinator of the FRYSC office in January. Jent previously served as the district’s community education director for three years. The change follows Denise Hall’s move into the local director’s role for Drug-Free Communities.