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Today's News

  • EPA suggests alternate plan for LG&E ash

    A federal agency has weighed in on the latest application by Louisville Gas & Electric Company for a federal permit to construct a 189-acre coal ash landfill at the utility’s Trimble County Generating Station. In a letter to the district engineer of the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a regional administrator for the United States Environmental Agency recommended the utility seek an alternative underground storage site for coal combustion residuals generated by the Trimble plant.

  • Don’t give SS numbers by phone

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons is cautioning local residents not to reveal their Social Security number in any telephone conversations.

    The sheriff’s office has received complaints about “someone calling local residents and telling them they are not registered to vote,” Coons said. The caller then offers to register the call recipient to be eligible to vote and asks for the recipient’s Social Security number to be able to process the registration.

  • Trimble County Apple Festival welcomes visitors this weekend

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    SATURDAY
    10:00 a.m. Festival Opens
    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vendor Booths Open
    10:00 a.m. Miss Apple Festival
    Little Miss & Mr. Pageant
    11:00  Sweetheart & Princess Pageant
    11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bands and Entertainment
    Louisville Dulcimer Society
    TCMS/TCHS Band
    Madison Community Concert Band
    Barefoot Best Friends
    Total Strangers
    SUNDAY
    11:00 Community Worship Service
    (non-denominational)

  • Coopers Bottom Road gets new bridge

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Water district to seek grant for improvements

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Fiscal Court approved a resolution allowing the Trimble County Water District No. 1 to seek a grant through the Department of Homeland Security for improvements to the water system. The vote came during last week’s regular monthly meeting of the magistrates. Randy Stevens, Water District manager, informed the magistrates that the deadline to file for the grant is June 30.

  • Bedford awards bid for sidewalk replacement

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission approved a bid from local contractor Chris Bell to repair sections of sidewalks in the city during their regular monthly meeting last week. Commissioner Harold Greene said there are three areas in Bedford where sidewalks had deteriorated to the point of needing to be replaced.

  • 3 incumbents, 2 newcomers win

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    There will be two new members of next year’s Trimble County Fiscal Court as a result of Tuesday’s Democrat Primary Election. Don McCarty and Kenny Green will join incumbent David Scott and a fourth magistrate who will be determined by the Nov. 4 General Election. While incumbent Nolan Hamilton, Jr., defeated Travis Webster in the Democratic Primary for the District 1 seat, Hamilton faces Republican challenger William E. Sizemore in the fall.

  • 82 deficiencies identified in LG&E landfill plan

    The Kentucky Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Branch has found 82 deficiencies in a permit application filed by LG&E and KU Energy for a proposed 189-acre special waste landfill to be located at the utility company’s Trimble County Generating Station.

    In a certified letter to LG&E and KU Energy engineer W. Paul Puckett, Solid Waste Branch Manager Ronald Gruzesky, P.E., said that the deficiencies were discovered during a review of the application filed by the utility on Jan. 4, 2014.

  • 7 selected Governor’s Scholars

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County High School Class of 2015 is sending more students to the Governor’s Scholars Program than ever before. A record seven students were chosen for the 2014 summer program. Each student will have a choice from several programs to study while preparing for his/her future.

  • Memorial Day Service Monday at Courthouse lawn