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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Delta Queen may ply Midwest’s rivers once again

    By Christy Hoots
    The Ledger Independent
    The Delta Queen may be returning to waterways as early as 2016.
    According to the president and chief executive officer of The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Cornel Martin, the DQ was recently purchased from the TAC Cruise Company for an undisclosed amount.
    The purpose of the purchase was to renovate the steamboat and return it to the waterways as a cruise steamboat, reminiscent of 1920s steamboat cruise lines.

  • Spring landscape programs

    I know there is still a lot of snow on the ground, but spring will eventually be here on March 20th. Here are a couple of programs that you might want to put on your March calendar.

  • Preserve sunshine in winter!

    Last summer’s canning season may be over, but you can brighten up gray winter days with homemade marmalade.  Use it to bring some sunshine to your own breakfast, or share the goodness with friends and family. This recipe from the National Center for Home Food Preservation does not need added pectin to gel, because citrus fruits contain enough of their own natural pectin.  Many of these fruits are readily available at the produce section of your grocery store.
    Citrus Marmalade
    Ingredients:
    ¾ cup grapefruit peel (from 1 grapefruit)

  • Safety tips for extreme winter weather

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Enviro-Log®, Inc., a leader in eco-friendly products for home heating and outdoor activities, urges households to prepare for extreme winter weather by following important safety tips that can help protect family members.