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  • Niles and Betty Bray: A passion for peaches

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County voters will have the option on Nov. 8 to approve or reject a nickel tax to be used for capital improvements on current Trimble County school facilities. If the tax is approved by the voters securing additional funding from the Kentucky General Assembly is not a certainty, according to State Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford).

  • PSC approves KU and LG&E environmental projects

    Staff Report
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved environmental compliance plans for Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
    The compliance plans include elimination of remaining coal combustion waste storage ponds, and the addition of new process water facilities and improvements that will further reduce air emissions from the companies’ coal-fired power plants.

  • Trimble voters approved school tax before in 1979

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County taxpayers have twice previously approved tax levies for school construction project over the past 50 years, according to reports published in 1979 by The Trimble Banner-Democrat.
    This contradicts information supplied to the current school administration by officials within the Kentucky Education Cabinet.

  • Third generation now operating Bray’s Orchards

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “Honey, stop the car! There is a roadside market with fresh vegetables, jams/jellies, flowers and homemade ice cream!”
    That could be the conversation for any couple passing through Trimble County on Highway 42W, just outside of Bedford. However, to the local community Bray’s Orchards is legendary, having served the county since 1930.

  • Nickel tax question will appear on November ballot

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has announced that the special election to determine whether county voters will accept or reject the local school board’s vote to levy a nickel tax will be held in conjunction with the statewide General Election in November.

  • Tracy Poe is new principal at TCMS

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Although she is not a stranger to Trimble County Middle School, Tracy Poe is changing roles. Mrs. Poe is the new principal at TCMS.

  • Nickel tax recall petition certified by county clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The petition submitted July 26, 2016, to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning by the Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee challenging the school nickel tax levy has been officially certified.
    “We certified the petition this morning,” Browning said Thursday, July 28. “The committee sent in a total of 595 names of which we found 541 qualified voters—54 names were scratched on guidance from the county attorney for various reasons.”

  • Milton hill landmark to reopen as bed/breakfast

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A Milton hill landmark will soon be resurrected to its former glory when the plans of a LaGrange couple come to fruition. A residence for the past five decades, the once renowned Long View Inn restaurant on the Milton hill curve will reopen this fall as a bed and breakfast.
    Bill and Starr Durant-Rason reside in LaGrange and own apartments in Madison so each day in their travels from home to their Madison properties they passed the little house behind the stone wall on the hill curve.

  • Nickel tax recall petition certified by county clerk

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    The petition submitted July 26, 2016, to Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning by the Trimble County School District Board of Education Nickel Tax Recall Committee challenging the school nickel tax levy has been officially certified.

    “We certified the petition this morning,” Browning said Thursday, July 28. “The committee sent in a total of 595 names of which we found 541 qualified voters—54 names were scratched on guidance from the county attorney for various reasons.”