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  • Trimble County student population is 1,239; Graduation set for May 27

    By Cyrstal Caudillo
    Special to the Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education held their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 22.  
    The building principals were given the opportunity to describe the happenings in their schools. The board discussed Trimble County’s 180th year. This anniversary coincided with the Rotary Club’s 80th year.
    Jessica Wilcoxsin reported no dropouts and said the district total student population stands at 1,239 as of March 14.

  • Congleton to attend Gatton Academy

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County High School sophomore Hannah Congleton has been selected to the prestigious Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2019 in Bowling Green.

  • Public gets first look at P&Z plan April 11

    Staff Report
    Trimble County residents will have an opportunity on April 11 to get a first look at the Comprehensive Plan currently being drafted by the Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission.
    On April 18, 2016, Trimble County Fiscal Court unanimously approved an order to form a joint planning unit with the cities of Milton and Bedford to explore the possibility of the county and cities enacting planning and zoning.

  • Public meeting on planning and zoning planned April 11

    Staff Report
    Local residents will have an opportunity on April 11 to get a first look at the Comprehensive Plan currently being drafted by the Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Trimble County Fiscal Court in a unanimous vote on April 18, 2016 approved an order to form a joint planning unit with the cities of Milton and Bedford to explore the possibility of the county and cities enacting planning and zoning.

  • TCHS art students bring home a trophy

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On March 15, 2017 Bonnie Peugeot, Art educator at Trimble County High School, took 20 of her art students to Morehead State University for their annual newspaper sculpture competition. TCHS students have been attending this event for the past five years and have brought home an award for three years.

  • Event commemorates Trimble’s 180 years

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    With little fanfare, Trimble County is commemorating 180 years of existence this spring. The Trimble County Historical Society held an open house Monday at the Trimble County Public Library with numerous historical displays and photos from the county’s years of existence. A steady stream of local residents and school children viewed the artifacts during the afternoon.

  • Trimble men plead no contest in Wyoming poaching case

    Staff Report
    Casper Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently closed a poaching case in Converse County Circuit Court against two Trimble County hunters. On March 13, 2017, Ricky J. Mills, 37, and Jimmy G. Duncan, 25 pled no contest to numerous wildlife violations totaling over $30,000 in fines. Mills and Duncan are both from Bedford, Kentucky.

  • Petition circulates seeking recall of latest nickel tax

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    A petition challenging the nickel tax levied recently by the Trimble County Board of Education is circulating in Trimble County by a number of residents seeking a recall election in an attempt to allow all voters in the county to have a vote on the issue.

  • New sheriff outlines goals

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Managing Editor
    Trimble County Sheriff Charlie Kelton has hit the ground running since taking office on March 14. Kelton succeeds the late Tim Coons, who served as sheriff for 14 years before falling victim to the dreaded disease cancer on March 8. Kelton sat down with members of the media last week to discuss his goals for the office during the remainder of the current term, which expires at the end of 2018.

  • KSP employee named state’s top driver’s license examiner

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Examiner Renee McCoy has been named 2016 International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Examiner of the Year for Kentucky by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).
    A resident of Bedford, Ky., McCoy is a 17-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. She joined the Driver Testing Branch in 1999 and is assigned to Region 4, which covers Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.