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  • 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.

  • Ky. Labor Cabinet urges workplace caution in heat

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all employers and employees that high temperatures and humidity can have devastating effects if workers do not take proper precautions and procedures.
    “Hot weather can make for dangerous conditions both outdoors and inside,” said Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts. “In many cases, precautions such as water, rest and shade can be the difference between life and death for workers.”

  • Support given to Trimble’s adult education

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Support for the Trimble County Adult Education program was unanimous last week among the members of the Trimble County Fiscal Court as the county government body voted to approve a request by that organization for a $3,500 contribution. A service of the Jefferson Community and Technical College, the adult education program serves the community in facilities located on the Trimble County High School campus behind the former elementary school building.

  • Donors give hair for Children With Hair Loss

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Ralph Hance, Trimble County Extension Agent for 4-H, hosted a hair donation event for Children With Hair Loss (CWHL), a non-profit organization helping children with hair loss.

  • Sachleben is new postmaster

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Angela Sachleben is Milton’s new Postmaster. Beginning her postal career 23 years ago in Indiana, her pleasant smile and bubbly attitude creates a happy atmosphere in the Milton Post Office.  
    For five years Sachleben was a mail carrier in the Madison area. She moved to management in Indianapolis, later became a customer service analyst in Louisville Kentucky. The past 15 years Angela worked in labor relations.

  • TCMS BETA seeks donations

    Staff Report
    National Beta Club is a premier youth organization in our country with over 7,600 clubs in 45 states. Trimble County Middle School, with an enrollment of 311 students, has a chapter of the National Beta Club with 75 members. National Beta Club is a student-centered honor society that promotes character, recognizes achievement, develops leadership skills and encourages community service.