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Today's News

  • County officials weigh in on dangerous curve

    Kentucky State Police statistics show that three persons have suffered fatal injuries in traffic accidents on the U.S. 421N curve near the Milton Lions Club since 2007. Three other persons have suffered traffic-related injuries in the same location during the same time frame. Six non-injury accidents have been investigated by the KSP since 2007 on the same curve.

  • Fiscal Court approves Sunday wine sales

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting room was filled to overflowing with more than 50 local residents, most of whom were opposed to the sale of wine on Sundays. Fiscal Court members had passed the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of wine on Sundays at the Little Kentucky River Winery south of Bedford.

    With the second reading of the ordinance on Monday’s agenda, the issue became a hot button topic in the community. Several letters to the editor of The Trimble Banner had voiced opposition to the action.

  • New high school athletic facility taking shape

    Wet weather that has pestered Trimble County for the past few weeks – and is forecast for this week and next – shouldn’t hamper the project to build new athletic fields at Trimble County High School.

    Matt Theiss, project manager at Scott-Klausing Architects in La Grange, said Monday that the project schedule included plenty of weather-related downtime to ensure the fields will be ready.

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  • Hodgenville memorial celebrates centennial

    By Amber Coulter

    The News-Enterprise

    Rabbi Joseph Rapport opened a prayer by saying five score years ago the first memorial to President Abraham Lincoln was created.

    The structure loomed behind the man as he led a prayer beginning a ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park near Hodgenville.

  • PSC issues action plan in LG&E/KU customer service audit

    KPA News Content Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has released the detailed action plan outlining how Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) will make needed improvements in customer service.

  • Helpful suggestions for healthy eating over the holidays

    The holiday season is a time for enjoying the company of friends and family, a time for frequent parties and social gatherings and a time when high-fat, high-calorie foods are available. As a result, there are many opportunities for putting on extra pounds.

    Research shows that the average American gains about one to two pounds during the holidays. This may not seem like a lot, but the problem is that this weight is kept on and it can accumulate with each passing year.

  • The Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act dates to 1994

    The Agriculture Water Quality Act was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1994. It states that landowners with 10 or more acres in agricultural production must develop a water quality plan. If you farm 10 or more acres or plan to harvest trees on 10 or more acres in Kentucky, then you are required by state law to implement an agriculture water quality plan, according to Amanda Gumbert, UK Water Quality Extension Specialist.

    Actually, very few Trimble County farmers have completed their required water quality plans.

  • Reduction in agricultural development funds likely, lawmaker group learns

    Special to The Banner

    FRANKFORT—State and regional agricultural projects will likely have 36 percent less available state agricultural development funding this fiscal year because of the struggling economy, a state legislative committee was told yesterday.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

    Monday, Nov. 21: Ham or turkey on bun, *uncrustable, soup choice, broccoli, carrots w/dip, pear half, fresh fruit

    Tuesday, Nov. 22: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit salad, hot roll

    Wednesday, Nov. 23:  No School

    Thursday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day, No School

    Friday, Nov. 25: No School

    * – denotes options available for high school students

    Milk, juice, yogurt and chef salad offered daily. Menu subject to change due to availability of food.