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Today's News

  • Date changed for last day of school

    There has been a slight adjustment in the 2011-2012 school calendar.  Originally the school year was scheduled to end for students on Friday, May 25, but the date has now been changed. 

    Students’ last day of school will be Monday, May 21, 2012.  The State Department requires that each school district provide 1,062 hours of instruction to their students.  Trimble County Schools always implements a calendar that provides above and beyond that requirement; therefore, instructional days at the end of the calendar can be removed. 

  • 2012 Governor’s Scholars

    Trimble County High School will send four juniors to colleges around the state this summer for the highly elite Governor’s Scholar Program.

    Jessica Ball, Robbie Brooks, Colyn True, and Reese True will experience college life first hand, living and studying on a college campus for approximately five weeks.  The program was established in 1983 and has since become one of the most highly desirable recognitions for high school students.

  • McCane: Bedford sirens adequate

    Residents of Bedford have an adequate storm warning system in the event of a tornado, according to Trimble County Emergency Management Director Ronnie McCane.

    McCane clarified the issue in a telephone interview Monday. McCane addressed a story in last week’s edition of The Trimble Banner about the Bedford Fire Department seeking financial assistance from the Bedford City Commission to repair a siren damaged during the March tornado in Trimble County.

  • Audits of Trimble schools a ‘mixed blessing’

    Falling into the category of Persistent Low Achieving high schools in the state of Kentucky has been a mixed blessing, according to Trimble County High School Principal Sterling “Buddy” Sampson.

    When he first found out last fall that TCHS was among the schools statewide that were determined to be underachieving by standards set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act, “I was furious,” Sampson said Tuesday. “It was frustrating.”

  • Bridge worker injured Monday

    A project worker was found unresponsive Monday in a lift basket while working near the temporary ramp in Madison. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred by helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville.

    Work at the site was halted following the accident but had resumed on Tuesday. An investigation into the accident is being conducted by  Walsh Construction Company, the contractor for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

    We have no other details on his condition at this time.
     

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reopens a day early

    Due to an outstanding effort by work crews and the cooperation of the weather, the Milton-Madison Bridge reopened 24 hours ahead of schedule at 11:59 p.m., Saturday.

  • Misinformation may stop some storm survivors from registering with FEMA

    FRANKFORT, Ky.--Some  survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Kentucky Feb. 29 through March 3 may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information.

    With the deadline to register for federal assistance less than two weeks away on May 7, it’s important that all survivors who suffered damage in the disaster register as soon as possible.

    Here are some examples of misconceptions and misinformation:

  • 1988 Carrollton bus crash victim making documentary

    Nearly a quarter-of-a-century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.

    Dennis spoke to the Carrollton Rotary Club Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • New Trimble/Henry animal shelter taking shape
  • KSP plans checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of April 23 - May 7, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.