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Today's News

  • Middle school has successful STEM program

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    While many local students have begun their summer vacation several students chose to attend the program entitled STEM at Trimble County Middle School. They are actively engaged in project-based learning that encourages critical thinking. Dow Corning Corporation helped in funding a large portion of the program because they recognize the need for our future citizens to acquire the qualities of problem solving, inferring, planning a design and testing prototypes.

  • NASCAR invades Kentucky this weekend

    Kentucky Speedway
    SPARTA, Ky. - When NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers learned Kentucky Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval is being billed as the roughest track on the circuit, he quickly replied with an affirmative, “mission accomplished. It’s extremely rough, extraordinarily rough.”

  • Raider cagers busy in June

    The Trimble County boys’ basketball team has had a very busy month of June, according to Varsity Coach Johnny Leep.
    The team has played more than 40 games during the past month. The Raiders traveled to Transylvania University to participate in Brian Lanes Team Camp. Trimble County had 25 boys participate in the camp ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade. The team also traveled to Asbury University to participate in Asbury’s team camp.

  • Senior safety subject of home visits

    Home Instead Senior Care serving Trimble, Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Woodford and surrounding counties is conducting free home safety checks as part of National Safety Month to protect the health and well-being of local seniors. Conducted by local senior care experts, the safety checks will be offered throughout the month of June.

  • What to do if you inherit someone’s 401(k)

    By Jason Alderman
    Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve got too much on your mind to make any sudden decisions about what to do with the money.
    However, don’t procrastinate too long. The IRS has ironclad rules, deadlines and penalties concerning inherited retirement accounts, which vary depending on what type of account it is. This column discusses inherited 401(k) and similar employer-provided plans.

  • Life lessons in the mud

    Although I personally don’t get the fascination with running races through mud, these days lots of people do.
    A few years ago, my two daughters did a mud race together. My oldest daughter, Alison, said the obstacles freaked her out and she doesn’t like climbing cargo nets and was leery of leaping over fire.
    “Otherwise, the mud was fun,” she said. “Once you commit to being muddy and know you’re going to feel gross and will be cleaning mud out of your ears for weeks after, it’s just plain fun.”

  • LOOKING BACK

    June 28, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    A severe thunderstorm struck Bedford Saturday night. Some say, and it was reported on a Louisville television station that a small twister touched down here. Trees were uprooted and limbs taken off and scattered all around Bedford and surrounding districts. Little damage was done to buildings. However, there was extensive damage to the roof of Dow Dunlap’s home on Town Branch allowing interior damage from the subsequent rain.

  • State programs aimed at Kentucky’s reforestation

    There is a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now.
    Earlier this spring, state leaders joined with local Scouting organizations and utility companies to begin bringing that saying to life, and to do it in a way no other state has ever attempted. Their long-term goal, known as “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation,” is to plant 20 million seedlings over the next 20 years.

  • Edwards appointed new division director for Ky. Protection, Advocacy

    Frankfort, KY – Public Advocate Ed Monahan announced that Jeff Edwards has been appointed Director of the Protection and Advocacy Division. Jeff replaces Marsha Hockensmith who led Protection and Advocacy for six years and who worked for P & A for 20 years with distinguished devotion to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Marsha Hockensmith said. “I am confident P&A will continue saving lives and changing systems under Jeff’s leadership.”

  • Bedford Bash celebrates 25 years

    By JACOB BLAIR
    Trimble Banner Intern
    August 15 will be a milestone for the Bedford Bash as the community celebrates the event’s 25th anniversary.
    The annual event originally started with sales at local businesses in 1990, said Jon Dunlap, senior vice president of president of Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank.
    The first year, then called “Fantastic Friday,” had Payne Crafton and the Sweet River Band performing while Farmhouse Restaurant had a sale on fish and Little Town and Country also sold food at a discount, Dunlap said.