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  • Tilley wins braille challenge

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year, the Kentucky School for the Blind and the American Printing House host a regional braille challenge. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Trimble County’s Mason Tilley successfully competed with nine other junior varsity braille readers to continue as regional champion. The event is sponsored by the Braille Institute of America to promote literacy for persons with visual impairments.

  • Beshear starts campaign to fight Bevin’s moves on Kynect health care

    By AL CROSS
    Kentucky Health News
    Steve Beshear, the Democrat who was the only Southern governor to expand Medicaid and create a state-based insurance exchange under federal health reform, announced Thursday that he has taken the unprecedented step of starting a lobbying campaign to fight new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s plans to scale back the expansion and close the Kynect marketplace.

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  • iLead Academy presents new opportunities for students

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The director and two participating students of iLead Academy visited Trimble County Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd 2016. Their objective was to present the new innovative program for upcoming freshmen. iLead is a project-based and self-paced high school experience.

  • School board moves forward with Local Planning Committee

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education last Wednesday heard from three educators in the school district about forming a Local Planning Committee this Spring. By statute, the board must review their facilities planning every four years.
    Shelly Ginn, a teacher of 26 years said she was “scared for the children” and asked the board to “put the children first.”

  • Bedford commission deadlocked on issues regarding purchases

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner
    “Show me the money!” would be a good title if Feb. 2, 2016 Tuesday night’s special called Bedford City commission meeting was a movie.
    The mayor, city clerk, city attorney and three commissioners attended. Commissioner Frank Floyd was absent.
    A city website has been discussed several times in the past and now that the city is accepting credit/debit payments it is more important than ever to get on board with modern technology.

  • Pedestrian fatally injured late at night

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a passing motorist just before midnight, Thursday, Feb. 4, near Milton, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • GOP Presidential Caucus to be held in Henry Co.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at caucus locations in counties across the state. Trimble County Republican voters will participate in a regional caucus to be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the 4H Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds, 1106 Castle Highway, Eminence.
    Only registered Republicans are eligible to vote on March 5. Voters must have been registered Republicans by December 31, 2015.

  • Legislators: Retirement programs ‘serious issue’

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Saturday’s Legislative Town Hall meeting at the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office was full of discussion about Governor Matt Bevin’s state budget, which lawmakers received from the Executive Office last week. Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, co-hosted the meeting to address issues under consideration by the General Assembly in the current legislative session.

  • Hornback, Rand town hall Saturday

    Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) with Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford) will hold a town hall meeting at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting room in the judge-executive’s office this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11:00 a.m.