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  • Ballot features 4 Democrats, 2 Republicans running for judge-executive in May primary

    For the first time since 2002, Trimble County will have a contest between a Democrat and a Republican in the November general election for the county judge-executive’s seat. However, before the general election rolls around, four Democrats and two Republicans will vie for their party’s nomination during the May 22 primary election.

  • Activities for all ages are abound


    Special to the Banner

    The weather outside might be cold, but things are heating up for the residents of Trimble County with activities for all ages.

    The Bedford Mustangs began country line dancing at 6 p.m. Monday at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. The group is practicing for presentations at local events later this year.

    Youth league basketball is also underway at Bedford Elementary with games starting at 9 a.m. each Saturday through the first weekend in March.

  • Legislators look to stop non-traditional instruction

    The availability of “Raider Days” by Trimble County Schools during closures in the wintertime could go by the wayside if Senate Bill 73 makes it through the 2018 General Assembly.

  • Health department says flu is now epidemic in Ky.


    Kentucky Health News

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.

    Health officials warned this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.


    Isabella Hines and Troy Grieshaber were named Homecoming queen and king for the 2018 basketball season.

  • Ohio River ice proved destructive to maritime trade a century ago

    The oppressive arctic conditions that prevailed throughout the Ohio River Valley and along the river’s tributaries in the winter of 1917-18 continued late into January. The 12th day of 1918 “was probably the coldest and most disagreeable day experienced in a century,” reported the Monthly Weather Review. Temperatures remained below zero all day, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State police charges Trimble man with child sexual exploitation offenses

    A Pendleton man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Thursday and faces felony charges related to child sexual exploitation.

  • New voting machine demonstration at clerk’s office

    Ross Roberson of Harp Enterprises set up two of Trimble County's new voting machines for demonstration purposes Monday in the deed room of the Trimble County Clerk's Office. Harp Enterprises provides voting machines for 97 of the 120 counties in Kentucky. Voters can cast a fictional paper ballot or use the disability voting machine, also set up, to print a ballot with the voter’s selections. The two machines will be set up for 30 days, said County Clerk Tina Browning.

  • 'Living the dream, baby'

    A career in law enforcement was a dream come true for Tom Starks.

    “I’ve always wanted to be a policeman, ever since I was little running the streets of Lawton, Okla. on my bicycle with a cap gun,” Starks said.

    Starks, who served as the school resource officer for the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, started in 2010 as the office’s chaplain.

  • Closing a chapter

    Special to the Banner

    Throughout Ramona Howard’s career at Trimble County Public Library, her colleagues have frequently called her a “Jack of all Trades.” After 27 years of service, Howard will be retiring at the end of January.

    “She’s probably done every job there has been at the library,” said Assistant Director Betsy Tweedy.