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Today's News

  • Kentucky statistics compare well with sister states

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.
    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just one percent here in the commonwealth. In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.

  • Dean’s List at JCTC announced

    JCTC would like to announce the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. Students must maintain full time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included:

  • Summer reading highlights
  • Readers on vacation
  • Library presenting workshops on photography this month

    Every Saturday during the month of August the Trimble County Public Library invites the public to meet professional photographers for advice on taking better photos!
    Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m.—How-To Photography DVDs to be viewed due to speaker cancellation.
    Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.—Raquel Sergio: Brings experience as an events and family photographer.
    Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.—Vickie Eldridge: Apple Tree Studio owner with advice on how to present, frame and hang photography.
    September Photography Exhibit

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thurs-Sun Aug. 11-14
    The Callis Grove Holiness Camp Meeting is in progress and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Callis Grove campground, just off New Hope Road and U.S. 421N north of Bedford.
    Thursday, Aug. 11
    Opening day of school for students in the Trimble County Schools.
    Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Trimble County High School cafeteria roof
  • PSC approves KU and LG&E environmental projects

    Staff Report
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved environmental compliance plans for Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
    The compliance plans include elimination of remaining coal combustion waste storage ponds, and the addition of new process water facilities and improvements that will further reduce air emissions from the companies’ coal-fired power plants.

  • Trimble voters approved school tax before in 1979

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County taxpayers have twice previously approved tax levies for school construction project over the past 50 years, according to reports published in 1979 by The Trimble Banner-Democrat.
    This contradicts information supplied to the current school administration by officials within the Kentucky Education Cabinet.

  • Third generation now operating Bray’s Orchards

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    “Honey, stop the car! There is a roadside market with fresh vegetables, jams/jellies, flowers and homemade ice cream!”
    That could be the conversation for any couple passing through Trimble County on Highway 42W, just outside of Bedford. However, to the local community Bray’s Orchards is legendary, having served the county since 1930.