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  • County ok’s 1st reading of tax ordinance

    Following a civil, yet sometimes loud, interaction with members of the audience in attendance, the Trimble County Fiscal Court Monday unanimously approved by voice vote the first reading of an ordinance imposing a licensing fee on insurance companies for the privilege of doing business in Trimble County. Upon approval of the second reading at the governing body’s Feb. 18, 2013 meeting, the measure would be effective beginning July 1, 2013.

  • Thomas Shay, Trimble’s resident Bigfoot hunter

    Thomas Shay took more than a casual interest in Julie Ball Hambrick’s story about her hunt for Bigfoot in last week’s issue of The Trimble Banner. The 49-year-old Trimble resident is himself an investigator affiliated with the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization and has been researching unexplained, elusive creatures since 1987.

  • Indiana man jailed after alleged rape of Trimble child

    An Indiana man has been arrested after allegedly raping his live-in girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • Farm Bill a temporary fix for dairy producers

    The potential hefty price rise predicted recently for milk will not occur anytime soon, according to local and statewide dairy leaders.

    The average gallon of milk costs about $3, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Recently, national media outlets had predicted a fear of prices as high as $7 per gallon due to issues related to a farm bill that was tied into the “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington.

  • Water line insurance? Call Milton Water Co.

    Another company is conducting a direct mail campaign in the Milton area attempting to solicit customers of the Milton Water Company to purchase an insurance policy that protects water customers from breaks in the water line that runs through the homeowner’s property from the water main.

  • Banner welcomes office manager

    The new cheery voice answering the telephone at The Trimble Banner office belongs to Carla Kidwell, who began her new duties last week as Office Manager at this newspaper. Carla is the new face at the front desk following the recent retirement of Hilda Parrish.

  • School board ends 2012 with overview of student safety

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Along with end of year updates, the Trimble County Schools Board of Education heard the latest on school safety precautions against intruders on campus.

    Just days following the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Assistant Superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson discussed the district’s reaction with the school board.

  • Parrish retires after 14 years as Banner office manager

    It’s the end of an era at The Trimble Banner, as office manager Hilda Parrish heads off into retirement Jan. 1.

    Parrish started working at the Banner on June 30, 1997, after working 10 years at the nursing home in Bedford. Since then, she has worked alongside five editors [including this writer], helping to put out the weekly newspaper that covers Trimble County.

  • Schools garner ‘Race to Top’ funds

    The Trimble County School System is among applicants – representing 55 school districts across 11 states and Washington, D.C. – that have won the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition.
    More than 20 of those districts that won are in Kentucky.

    “We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Race To the Top Grant,” Trimble Superintendent Marcia Dunaway said. “We do not have specific guidelines of what the details for the grant will be.”

  • Winter marches in