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Today's News

  • State’s automotive production soaring

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.
    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.
    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year. That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Community band concert in Madison on June 30

    By JENNIFER GOODIN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Madison Community Band, which has a large contingent of Trimble County players, will be performing an outdoors patriotic concert on Tuesday, June 30. The concert will take place at the Bicentennial Park on Vaughn Dr. in Madison, Indiana, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bedford names board to oversee Morgan Center

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Bedford has established a board to oversee the operations of the Morgan Community Center. Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock recently proposed the formation of the board “to help come up with ideas for the best use of the community center that brings the whole community together.”

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Thursday, June 11

  • Bus trip to Florida leads to Kentucky AG investigation

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    The News-Democrat
    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation last week into the Carrollton Police Department after allegations that the chief and an officer had violated a court order to transport a Carroll County Detention Center inmate to a state hospital back in April.
    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said on June 1 Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow would remain working their regular schedules during the ongoing investigation.

  • Trimble fair time is approaching

    The Trimble County Fair is set for July 6 – 11, 2015. Forever Young Amusements will be returning this year.
    “Last year was the first year for this carnival, we were fortunate to get them scheduled again for this year,” Fair Board President Linda Craig said.
    Many attractions and events are planned for everyone to enjoy, including pageants, horse shows, a demolition derby, motorcross and many others . See the schedule of all the events and times on page 2 of this issue of The Trimble Banner.

  • Mt Byrd youth on mission
  • CAC Walkathon
  • Owen hospital files for bankruptcy

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    New Horizons Medical Center, formerly Owen County Hospital, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
    The nonprofit hospital and New Horizons Family Practice filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 on Friday.
    The facility was on the verge of closing when Bernard Poe, a pharmacist, and his family formed a nonprofit corporation and bought the hospital in 2001 with a $5.4 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to Herald-Leader archives.

  • Owen makeover plan wins state award

    By Steve Vied
    The Messenger-Inquirer
    The city of Owensboro’s has won a statewide award for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood Redevelopment on the west side.
    The Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded the city the 2015 Outstanding Redevelopment Plan award for the Mechanicsville improvement initiative, which is substantially complete although a few new homes are still under construction.