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  • Gymnasium roof, athletic complex progress reports

    The architectural firm SKC of LaGrange, who has managed the construction of the new baseball, softball and tennis facilities, as well as the replacement of the majority of the roof on Trimble County High School, made extensive reports during the Jan. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education.

  • Residents vocal on spending cuts, tax hike

    The consensus of several visitors in attendance at Monday’s meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court was that Judge-Executive Jerry Powell and magistrates, Stephen Stark, Nolan Hamilton Jr., Kirby Melvin and David Scott should find ways to cut the budget rather than implement a tax on insurance companies for the privilege of doing business in the county.

    Another popular idea among those who chose to address the government body was to implement an occupational tax on persons working in Trimble County.

  • 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.