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Today's News

  • County seeks funding for road cleanup, repairs from recent storms

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    “I’ve had those boys out late in the evening working and I know they’ve been hustling real hard!”
    The speaker was Trimble County Road Department Superviser Eddy Callis who gave a report to Trimble County Fiscal Court concerning the work of the road crew in the wake of recent storm damage from floods and heavy winds. Callis said all county roads are open with the exception of a bridge on Nichols Road and the upper part of Martini Lane. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do,” he said.

  • Bedford addresses storm damage to wastewater treatment plant

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission, owners of the Bedford Wastewater System, is facing some considerable expense in making repairs to the wastewater facilities off Starks Lane after floodwaters and heavy rains caused major damage last week.

  • School board continues study of adding D to the grading scale

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education met last Wednesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. The board introduced Susan Meredith as the new director of federal programs and curriculum in the district. Meredith started her career in education 24 years ago and has been employed at the Trimble County Middle School for 13 years and served as Vice Principal for the last ten years. She will be filling the position recently vacated by the retirement of Becky Moore.

  • Mother Daughter Look Alike Winners
  • Little Mr. & Little Miss Trimble County Fair
  • Dozen drivers to compete for Gold Cup this weekend

    By BRUCE MADEJ
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    TRI-CITIES, Wash. — When the Tri-City Water Follies celebrate “50 Years of Racing”, 12 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane drivers might be thinking about the history of the sport on the Columbia River, but their first thoughts will be winning the gold—the HAPO APBA Gold Cup to be exact.
    The action starts Friday, July 24th with testing and qualifying. Racing will take place on Saturday, July 25 with more heat racing and the championship final on Sunday, July 26.

  • Kids, pets and hot cars

    As summer temperatures heat up, AAA East Central warns drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles.  Temperatures inside a car, even on a mild, sunny day, can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
    Animals are equally impacted by summer heat.  Dogs are not able to sweat like humans do, but instead cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws.  If they have only overheated air to breathe, they can collapse; suffer brain damage and die of heatstroke.

  • Keep bugs from bugging you this summer

    By KEVIN KELLY
    Kentucky Afield
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Grayson Brown serves up breakfast to mosquitoes each morning in the Public Health Entomology Laboratory at the University of Kentucky.
    As he clicks through his emails using one arm, the mosquitoes dine on Brown’s other arm. He’s been doing it for so long the bites don’t bother him.

  • Federal crop insurance gets failing grade: Center for Rural Affairs

    LYONS, Neb. – The Center for Rural Affairs has released a report card and white paper evaluating the performance of federally subsidized crop insurance programs.
    “The time has come for crop insurance reforms that emphasize conserving soil and water, put real limits on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms, and ensures these subsidies are transparent to taxpayers.”
    Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs

  • USDA announces conservation incentives for working grass, range and pasture lands

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.