Today's News

  • Former Trimble resident promoted to Sgt. Major in Kentucky National Guard

    Trimble Banner Intern

    Sgt. Maj. Pat Copas knows the importance of family.

    As the first member of her family to join the Kentucky National Guard in 1981, she influenced her two sisters, Tammy Long and Edith Bledsoe, to join two weeks afterward.

    Now, more than 31 years later, she has achieved the rank of sergeant major — one of the most elite positions in the Guard. Copas achieved this position Feb. 11, 2011.

  • Trimble County Apple Fest Sept. 8-9

    The Trimble County Apple Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9, in downtown Bedford.

    The festival includes quality arts and crafts vendors, quilt displayes, musical entertainment, a Little Miss and Mister Apple Festival pageant, an apple-pie baking contest and much more.

    Sponsors are needed. To make a monetary donation, contact Lisa Hatfield at (502) 4362 or at lishatfield@yahoo.com.

  • Board OKs revenue bonds for TCHS roof

    The Trimble County Board of Education on Saturday, going into session as the Trimble Count School District Financial Corporation, OK’d a resolution to issue bonds for $1.25 million to replace the roof at Trimble County High School.

    Superintendent Marcia Haney-Dunaway said Tuesday that work on the building is expected to begin in three weeks.

    The board awarded the project to the lowest bidder, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal in Lexington, with a bid of $1.05 million for the project, including an alternate bid to replace rooftop gas lines.

  • New TCHS Principal Adams pays a visit

    New principal Rachael Adams was in Bedford on Tuesday to meet the faculty and staff, as well as other district administrators for lunch.

    Adams comes to TCHS after serving as assistant principal at Edmonson County High School in Brownsville, Ky., where she was in charge of curriculum and instruction. Previously, she taught biology, anatomy, physiology, zoology and other science classes at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • Remembering
  • Bruner elected county’s Circuit Court clerk

    Stacy M. Bruner will be the county’s next Circuit Court Clerk.

    Bruner beat her opponent, John C. Edwards, by a 654-425 margin in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 22. She carried all but two of the 12 precincts. With no Republican candidate in the race, Bruner will be unopposed in the General Election on Nov. 6.

    The Bruner/Edwards matchup was the only county office on the ballot this time around.

  • ‘Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy’ exhibit opens June 2 in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2012) - The exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” which explores how the Civil War changed Kentucky forever, opens Saturday, June 2, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

  • Infant killed, driver charged with manslaughter in crash

    An infant has died following a fatal crash near General Butler State Resort Park Saturday morning.

    A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old juvenile was traveling on 11th Street near the rear entrance to General Butler State Resort Park when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Troopers responded to the call at 9:13 a.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

  • New job training program offered to veterans

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Unemployed veterans aged 35 - 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1, 2012.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend enforcing seat belt use

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts - beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives - and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law - Kentucky’s 82 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent.