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  • Fiscal court approves up to $30K for new tractor, rail mower

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court discussed and ultimately approved the purchase of a new tractor and mower for county road crews.

    Judge-Executive Jerry Powell presented magistrates with several photographs of a John Deere 7130 tractor and rail mower that was being surplused by the state highway department garage down in Spencer County.

    In addition to the 7130 model, Powell received a call from someone at the state’s surplus department that they believed a tractor even better than the one being looked at by magistrates would be available, he said.

  • District is taking threats to student safety seriously

    School districts throughout Kentucky have faced threats in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people. Trimble County has faced two threats of its own.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the district has had two threats in the last two weeks, both at the high school. He said the first step is to get local law enforcement involved immediately.

    “The district takes the direction of law enforcement as credibility is assessed,” he said.

  • Board approves 2018-19 calendar, recognizes student artwork

    CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-19 academic year during its regular meeting Feb. 21.

    The first day for students will be Aug. 9 while the opening day for teachers will be Aug. 8. The calendar allows for four weekdays of flexible professional development prior to the opening day for educators.

  • 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

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    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

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    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.