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  • Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor to retire

    A familiar face in the community is closing the chapter on his full-time role at The Trimble Banner.

    Dave Taylor, a 1970 graduate from Trimble County High School, is retiring as editor of The Trimble Banner. He has served as the Banner editor since February 2011.

    Taylor, originally from Madison, Ind., called Trimble County home from the seventh grade through his high school years as his father, Henry F. Taylor, was a pastor for Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church and later the Milton Wesleyan Church.

  • Blair promoted to Banner editor

    The first issue of The Trimble Banner in 2018 will be under the capable guidance of a new editor. Bedford resident Jacob Blair becomes the editor succeeding this writer, effective tomorrow, to steer the community newspaper into the future.

    Blair, 24, becomes the second consecutive Trimble County High School graduate to hold the position, following in the footsteps of such previous locally-educated journalists as the late Frank Bell, Clyde E. Greenwood, June Lehue Rand and Becky Jackson.

  • Banner looks back at 2017: A year-in-review

    Compiled by JACOB BLAIR

    January 5

    Bedford drafting alcohol sales ordinances – Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and City Attorney Amy Eversole began drafting ordinances to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages within the city limits. The ordinances would require approval of the first and second readings before becoming law.

    January 12

  • Beshear rules bus crash settlement must be released

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear returned an opinion that the Carroll County Board of Education failed to properly respond to an open records request from an attorney for the manufacturer of the bus involved in 2012 wreck that claimed the lives of two Head Start children.

  • Fiscal court approves 1st reading of road ordinance

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an ordinance for classifying county roads during its monthly meeting Monday.

    The ordinance would require people, companies and other groups to contact the fiscal court for the classification of any reads in order to prevent liability for the county and unstable land values.

  • Trimble County Planning and Zoning public hearing tonight

    The Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission will have a public hearing at 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane in Bedford.

    The public hearing will allow for comments and questions about the commission’s completed draft of the Trimble County Comprehensive Plan for implementing planning and zoning, according to a legal notice placed in the Banner.

  • County clerk point-of-sale system starts Jan. 2

    By TINA BROWNING

    Trimble County Clerk

    To clear up all confusion caused in the December 14th edition of The Banner, the Point of Sale System will begin January 2nd, 2018. The Point of Sale System is the method in which the local Clerk’s office will be able to key-in the customer’s payment and balance each day. It is the duty of the Clerk’s office to inform all December car renewal customers, or those who were born in the month of December, of our updated holiday hours.

  • Legal action threatened against Trimble over voter rolls

    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning is one of 248 county election officials across the nation who has received a letter from an Indiana-based advocacy group threatening federal legal action over alleged violations of the National Voter Registration Act.

  • Survey for older adults designed to assess social service needs

    LOUISVILLE – Senior citizens who live in Jefferson and surrounding Kentucky counties, including Trimble, are encouraged to take a brief survey online or over the phone to help analyze social service needs for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

    For the second year, the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging will conduct a community needs assessment on behalf of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA).

  • Junior Ranger Program: Discovering archaeology and the Underground Railroad

    The Oldham County History Center in La Grange offers a Junior Ranger Program designed to teach young area residents about the Underground Railroad and activities of abolitionists assisting slaves in their escape from slave-holding states to freedom in northern states and Canada. The Oldham history group has conducted archaelogical excavations at a former plantation in Bedford in recent years. Prior to 1837 part of what is now Trimble County was part of Oldham County. Parts of Oldham and Gallatin counties were carved off to become Trimble County in 1837.