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Today's News

  • Clifford named to Kentucky Wesleyan president’s list

    Kaylee Clifford of Bedford was named to the Kentucky Wesleyan College president’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

    To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours.

    Kentucky Wesleyan College is a highly ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts. 

  • School spirit alive and well at Homecoming
  • Safety first while removing mold, mildew from the home

    Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.

    Mold and mildew grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces. Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface. Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.

  • High tech ice scraper

    The meteorologists on every station warned us of a nasty stretch of winter weather heading our way. I wasn’t one of the panicked hoard that descended upon every grocery, big box store and stop-n-go frantically making purchases then racing home with milk and bread clutched in their hands. I honestly didn’t get the correlation between snowstorms and these two commodities. As for me a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread can last my family a week. Additionally, when the stores run short of 2 percent, my almond milk is always in stock! I think I may be their only customer.

  • Historic number of lives saved in 2017 through organ donation

    2017 was a groundbreaking year in national and local efforts to save lives through organ donation. In Kentucky, 2017 marked the second highest number of lives saved. Thanks to 108 heroic organ donors and their families, 361 organs were recovered and transplanted.  Tissue donations from 330 people helped heal thousands of patients.

  • 'Living the dream, baby'

    A career in law enforcement was a dream come true for Tom Starks.

    “I’ve always wanted to be a policeman, ever since I was little running the streets of Lawton, Okla. on my bicycle with a cap gun,” Starks said.

    Starks, who served as the school resource officer for the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, started in 2010 as the office’s chaplain.

  • Closing a chapter

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    Throughout Ramona Howard’s career at Trimble County Public Library, her colleagues have frequently called her a “Jack of all Trades.” After 27 years of service, Howard will be retiring at the end of January.

    “She’s probably done every job there has been at the library,” said Assistant Director Betsy Tweedy.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday

    Time is running out for candidates who want to appear on the ballot in the county’s races for the May primary.

    The deadline to file their paperwork is 4 p.m. Tuesday, said Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning.

    Mayors and city commissioners have until Aug. 14 to file as their race is non-partisan and appears on the general election ballot. Candidates running for the open school board seats also have until Aug. 14 to file.

    For questions, call the Trimble County Clerk’s office at 502-255-7174.

  • Fiscal court debates EMS staff carrying weapons

    Should EMS workers be able to conceal carry while on the job? That was the question raised during the Jan. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court.

    “My thought was that we can’t do that, we can’t allow that, but we kind of found out that I don’t think we’re going to have any say-so in it,” Judge-Executive Jerry Powell said.

  • City looks to construct building for salt storage

    By HILDA PARRISH
    The Trimble Banner

    Freezing weather caused very few problems this past couple weeks in the city limits of Bedford. The major problem was a six to eight-hour shutdown when a pin in the snowplow broke while cleaning the streets. In the cold weather, the plow had to be dismantled and a trip to Louisville to pick up a new pin was not on the agenda but was corrected timely and the streets were cleared. The snow and ice didn’t seem to deter travelers at all.