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Today's News

  • Rowlett home from study abroad program

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bedford resident Jenna Rowlett is among 48 Gatton Academy students who have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Rowlett is a member of the Trimble County High School Class of 2017. Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Derick B. Strode, Tori Hampton, Chloe Muller and Alex Sorrels of The Gatton Academy.

  • Without the nickel, TCPS cannot request Urgent Needs Funding

    By Steve Miracle

    Superintendent, Trimble County Public Schools

    Dear Readers,

    Last week there was an article entitled Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’ appearing in the Trimble Banner.

  • Raiders fall to Eminence, 36-0

    By Todd Pollock

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County High School football team traveled to Eminence Friday night for their season opener against the Warriors. Under the guidance of new Head Coach Mike Isley and company, the Raiders look to turn around the program and put the past behind them.

    In the game against the Warriors, the Raiders’ offense was able to move the ball down the field, but a combination of turnovers and penalties prevented them from crossing the goal line.

  • Trimble County cross country schedule 2016

    Saturday, Aug. 27: Trimble County Invitational, Varsity and MS/Elem. Varsity boys 5k: 9:30 a.m. Varsity girls 5k: 10:15 am. Middle school/Elem boys 3k: 11 a.m. Middle school/Elem girls 3k: 11:30 a.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 3: Shelby County Invitational, MS/Elem, Located at East Middle School in Shelbyville, Middle school girls 3k: 11:45 a.m. Middle school boys 3k: 12:15 p.m.

  • God of our storms

    It was 10 years ago.

    The bride’s name was Emily and her wedding, according to the sign in the lobby, was scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, on the veranda of the beachfront hotel where we were staying.

    Barry and I had gone to the beach for a long weekend before his open-heart surgery on the 29th.

    The weather had been Chamber of Commerce perfect — until Saturday morning. On Saturday the sky stayed gray and it rained off and on, mostly on, all day.

  • The Quilting Bee

    By Bruce Walker

  • Special education has come a long way since the ‘70s

    By Rick Rand

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent.  Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability, or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That, thankfully, began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • LOOKING BACK

    Aug. 28, 1986 (30 Years Ago)

  • Trimble County Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 25, 2016

    Thursday, Aug. 25

    The Peacemakers Sewing Group will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Bedford Baptist Church, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. No special skills are required. If you have questions, call 502-255-7724.

    Saturday, Aug. 27

    Trimble County Public Library: Every Saturday in August meet professional photographers for advice on taking better photos! Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m., meet Vickie Eldridge, Apple Tree Studio owner with advice on how to present, frame, and hang photography.

    Monday, Aug. 29

  • Lawson talks to Rotary about Trooper Island

    When Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Lawson entered Bedford Rotary’s meeting room on Aug. 16 — in full uniform including dual weapons — we thought surely we were in trouble.  What law(s) had we violated?  Well, isn’t that the first impression many of us have when confronted by a police officer?  A kind of negative feeling about our police at first blush?