Today's News


    Mar. 20, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court took glancing blows from all directions at its regular monthly meeting Monday as groups of citizens came before the court to hash over topics ranging from roads to the yard sale resolution made at the court’s February meeting. There were concerned citizens who had circulated a petition in the interest of keeping the courthouse yard open to yard sales.

  • Senate awaiting House budget bill

    Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, it also was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial “fourth quarter” when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a responsible budget. After 10 weeks we are still awaiting a key “assist” from our colleagues in the House in the form of a budget bill that has yet to pass the lower chamber.

  • Pace of legislature quickens as session nears final days

    As other Kentucky House leaders and I were putting the final touches on a proposed two-year state budget last week, legislators received not one but two reports of good economic news.
    On Thursday, state officials said that revenues have grown 4.3 percent so far this current fiscal year, all but guaranteeing a surplus with less than four months to go. The sales tax – one of the state’s major revenue sources and a strong indicator of consumer confidence – has now increased in 24 of the past 26 months.

  • Bedford Rotary sponsors annual speech contest

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Each year since 1996 the Bedford Rotary Club has joined many others in our District (58 clubs) in sponsoring a speech contest open to all county high school students. This year’s theme, provided by Rotary International’s president, is “Be a Gift to the World.”


    Saturday, March 19
    Handshakes and Pancakes Breakfast at Sligo Baptist Church. A free breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.

  • State Tournament Highlights
  • Judicial nominating commission named

    Staff Report
    The first step in the process to name a successor to the bench vacancy of 12th Circuit Family Judge has been taken. Governor Matt Bevin has appointed a nominating commission to appoint a successor to Tim Feeley who resigned in February to take a new job in the Bevin administration as deputy secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
    Melvin Smith, Neal Kimball, Doreen Carlson and Tom Emanuel have been appointed by Gov. Bevin to the 12th Judicial Circuit and District Nominating Commission (Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties).

  • KIPDA to map Bedford’s sewer

    The Trimble Banner
    Two important items were brought before the Bedford City Commission Tuesday morning. The commissioner are taking action to help the City of Bedford.

  • First meeting is Tuesday, March 22 for schools’ Local Planning Committee

    The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Local Planning Committee (LPC), in accordance with the Kentucky Facilities Planning Manual 702 KAR 4:180, will hold its first meeting on March 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Trimble County High School Library. The meeting will be followed by a Public Forum at 6:00 p.m.