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Today's News

  • LOOKING BACK

    March 14, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Rebecca Ginn Jackson has been appointed editor of The Trimble Banner by Dorothy Abernathy, the paper’s general manager. Jackson replaces June Haney, who resigned the position recently. Haney has been editor of The Banner since June 1982 when Clyde “Jack” Greenwood retired from the position. Jackson, 27, is a 1975 Trimble County High School graduate who has been employed by Landmark Community Newspapers since June 1976.

  • Unmoored houseboat travels 165 miles on Kentucky River

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    The owner of a runaway houseboat that traveled more than 165 miles from its moorings in Boonesboro to the mouth of the Ohio River has hired a salvage company to retrieve the boat, emergency management officials said Sunday.
    The houseboat was ripped from its pier in Madison County, probably Friday night, and traveled down the Kentucky River to the Ohio River on Saturday and Sunday, said Tommy Russell, director of Frankfort and Franklin County Emergency Management.

  • Centenarians sought

    In honor of Older American’s Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning the A Centenarian Celebration!  Our goal is to recognize and honor citizens who live in the KIPDA region, who are 100 years old or older.  Exceptions will be made for individuals who are 99 years old, turning 100 this year!

  • Bedford Rotary hosts annual speech contest

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club initiated an annual speech contest for high school students in 1996. Since then, many fine students have participated for monetary prizes each spring. This year was no exception, as freshman Joe Pollock and senior Ashby Drake devoted hours of work and formally addressed the Rotary club on March 3. This year’s theme was “Light Up Rotary,” selected by Rotary International’s president Gary C.K. Huang of Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Bedford Rotary hosts annual speech contest

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford Rotary Club initiated an annual speech contest for high school students in 1996. Since then, many fine students have participated for monetary prizes each spring. This year was no exception, as freshman Joe Pollock and senior Ashby Drake devoted hours of work and formally addressed the Rotary club on March 3. This year’s theme was “Light Up Rotary,” selected by Rotary International’s president Gary C.K. Huang of Taipei, Taiwan.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, Mar. 12
    Milton City Commission will meet at the Milton Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, Mar. 13
    Trimble County Board of Elections will meet at 9:00 a.m.
    Monday, Mar. 16
    Trimble County Fiscal Court will meet at the Trimble County Judge-Executive’s office meeting room at 9:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, Mar. 17
    Bedford City Commission will meet at the City Hall in the Morgan Community Center at 10 a.m.
    SPECIAL NOTICES

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

    Items published in court news are public record.
    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt.
    The following cases were heard the week of March 2, 2015:
    FELONY

  • Rand helps lead effort for health research facility

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Led by House Appropriations and Revenue Chairman Rick Rand of Trimble County, the Kentucky General Assembly has approved funding for a research facility at the University of Kentucky that will specifically focus on the state’s most serious health issues. Governor Steve Beshear, joined by legislative leaders, signed the legislation Monday.

  • Work resumes on Ohio River bridge

    Staff Report
    Work resumed on the Milton-Madison Bridge this week as the construction crew modifies bearings on the pedestrian walkway. This requires raising the sidewalk slightly, approximately an inch, in some areas, according to a statement from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
    “These meetings will allow the public to learn about the PSC’s ratemaking process and to present their views directly to members of the Commission as it prepares to consider whether the proposed new rates are fair, just and reasonable,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said.