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Trimble County

  • Pirtle is Hall of Famer

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County resident Jim Pirtle and the late Dr. H. Schirmer Riley were inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington on Saturday Nov. 1. The two were honored for their around the world flight in a single engine aircraft in 1986.
    State Representative Rick Rand, Bedford, made the presentation of Pirtle’s induction. Also on hand for the ceremonies were the late Dr. Riley’s children, Dr. Samuel Riley and Dr. Linda Joy Riley.

  • Rotary learns of Morgan’s 1863 Civil War raid

    By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    John Hunt Morgan’s “Great Raid of 1863” was the only major military activity in Indiana during the Civil War. The Trimble Banner Managing Editor Dave Taylor provided a fascinating account of the raid to Bedford Rotary on Oct. 21. Morgan’s raid, including some 2000 men, covered many miles through Indiana and Ohio pillaging and destroying much along the way.

  • Grimes campaigns in Bedford

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate worked a crowded room at Bedford’s Little Town & Country restaurant Thursday, Oct. 23. Grimes is challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Nov. 4 election.

  • School board praises higher test scores

    By Todd Pollock
    The Trimble County Board of Education met Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, at the Bedford Elementary School for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting was held in the library of the school. After the board approved the monthly financial report, the consent agenda board members were invited to various parts of the room where site based groups talked to the board members about test scores and other issues relating to their schools, respectively.

  • TCHS Art Club creating beautiful Madison mural

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • TCHS Football Homecoming Court
  • Haley Wright ready for Philly parade

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    For the second year in a row, a Trimble County teenager will be participating in the historic Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, in Philadelphia, Pa.
    Fourteen-year-old Haley Wright, Bedford, will appear with an all-American group of cheerleaders from around the country performing dance routines along the 1.4-mile parade route.

  • 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.

  • Area students achieve Dean’s Lists

    JCTC Carrollton
    The Carrollton Campus of Jefferson Community Technical College would like to announce the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Students must maintain full time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included.

  • 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.