Local News

  • Disconnects warned

    The City of Bedford will be enforcing a 13-year-old ordinance regarding delinquint sewer accounts in the coming weeks.

    The subject arose during a special meeting on Aug. 5 for the purpose of determining ways to trim the city’s budget and/or generate revenue.

    Commissioner Frank Floyd said at the time that there were several accounts that are delinquint and continue getting further behind.

  • Milton addresses aging vehicles

    An aging fleet is forcing the Milton City Commission to consider replacing trucks used by city employees.

    Field supervisor Mark Bates told the commissioners last Thursday that the city’s salt truck/snow plow needs work. Both the oil pan and the truck’s two gas tanks are rusting off the vehicle. Additionally, the truck used by the city’s water-meter reader is in need of a new engine, which he said, would cost about $3,000.

  • Fiscal Court: County tax rates to remain unchanged

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court voted Monday not to increase the county’s tax rates for 2011.

    “Our current real property tax rate is 7.2 cents per $100,” Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens told the magistrates. “Personal property taxes—we never raised it or lowered it since I’ve been here—at 7.5 cents per $100 assessed value. The motor vehicle and watercraft property tax rate is 8.8 cents per $100 assessed value. The fire acreage tax is 3 cents per acre. The bank deposit rate is 2 percent.”

  • Ramping Up!
  • Library to close Thursday, Aug. 25 for relocation

    The Trimble County Public Library will be closed beginning August 25. During the closing, the library will be relocating from the present location at 112 Hwy 42 to the new library building at 35 Equity Dr. in Bedford, Ky. The grand opening date will be announced soon.

    During the library closing, library books and dvds may be returned in a book drop available for your convenience outside the new library.

  • City looks to cut spending

    The Bedford Commission took steps Friday to reduce spending while anticipating reduced revenue in the current budget.

    Commissioners voted to accept an amended plan of recommended cost-cutting measures presented by Mayor Russell Clifton but stopped short of addressing Clifton’s recommendation that the city cease paying half of the garbage bill for city residents.

  • Hammer away!
  • Schools set to open

    School buses will be operating as the 2011-12 school year begins tomorrow in Trimble County.

    For some twenty-three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Heat Safety Tips

    Child Safety Tips

    •Make sure your child’s safety seat and safety belt buckles aren’t too hot before securing your child in a safety restraint system, especially when your car has been parked in the heat.

    •Never leave your child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down.

    •Teach children not to play in, on or around cars.

    •Always lock car doors and trunks--even at home--and keep keys out of children’s reach.

  • Historic Callis Grove ready for camp meeting

    The campground basked in sunlight and serenity early this week. Most of the former grove of trees are gone; for some stumps remain as evidence of what once was. The old tabernacle stood empty, silent, in desperate need of a good brooming. Echoes of preaching, spirited singing and shouts of joy and praises wafted on the airwaves as the curtain of memory rolled back the adult mind to that of the child reliving the camp meetings excitement of decades ago.