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Trimble County

  • County okayed tree removal in courthouse lawn

    Four large shade trees were removed from the Trimble County Courthouse lawn last week on the orders of Trimble County Fiscal Court. During their July 16 meeting the county government body unanimously approved the tree removal on the recommendation of magistrate Kirby Melvin. Craig Daniels gave him a price

    “If you look out there there’s a bunch of dead limbs—I mean a barrel of them—and Mother Nature can have some bad accidents sometimes,” Melvin said. He gave prices quoted by Craig Daniels as follows:

  • County road crew praised for parking facility at TC Park

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens had high praise during the July 16 meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court for the “really nice parking lot that our road crew put in” at the Trimble County Park.

    The new parking facility, which was completed in time for use during the recent Trimble County Fair, is seen in this aerial view taken last week by local photographer Jim Pirtle.

  • Birthplace gone but not forgotten

    By BOB STEWART

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The house shown above was exactly 100 years old when it was torn down and replaced with a U.S. Steel house in 1960. The date of construction was burned into the center gable. Duper Craig of Carrollton saved much of the poplar lumber for his use later on. The leftover debris was then burned.

  • New Christian radio station joins airwaves, transmits from Trimble

    Trimble County is the point of origin for the broadcast signal of a new radio station that joined the airwaves yesterday.

    Good Shepherd Radio, Inc., based in Columbus, Ind., has added WHMO, located at 91.1 on the FM dial, to the company’s family of southern gospel broadcast properties. Although transmission facilities are in Trimble County and programming will be generated in Columbus, the station’s identity will be as a Madison radio station, joining WORX 96.7 FM, WXGO 1270 AM and WIKI 95.3 FM.

  • Trimble residents encouraged to register to vote

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is October 9.

    Registration can be completed at the Trimble County Clerk’s office, for those planning to vote in this year’s presidential and local elections.

    As of June 18, 2012, there were 6,576 registered voters in Trimble County. This number stays constant from year to year, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell.

  • Trimble’s Taylor Ball among mining interns at work in Nevada

    Bedford resident Taylor Ball is among a number of hard-working Newmont Mining Corporation interns who recently helped the Elko, Nevada Lions Club prepare for the arrival of several dozen young people attending this year’s Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, an annual summer camp created by the Lions Club for the benefit of residents throughout the northeast Nevada region.

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  • Rand: Help available for those facing foreclosure

    Kentucky homeowners who have had their homes foreclosed or are at-risk of having that happen have several avenues of assistance available to them, including money from a national, multi-billion dollar settlement, state Rep. Rick Rand said last week.

  • Residents encouraged to apply for AmeriCorps National Service

    The Louisville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps National Service! Members of the National Preparedness & Response Corps will complete projects that enhance organizational service delivery and expand community resources while developing their professional skill base. Service locations:  Louisville, Jeffersonville, Ind.; Frankfort, Paducah,; Bowling Green and Madisonville, Ky.

    Members of the National Preparedness & Response Corps will:

  • Trimble’s Jenna Callis is Miss Preteen Regatta