Trimble County

  • Circuit court clerk promotes gift of life

    This time of year, most of us are busy buying gifts, making plans, and celebrating with family. Two years ago, Kenedy Maze and her family were just trying to make it through the holidays alive.  Kenedy, of Fleming County, Kentucky, was missing a lot. She missed her friends because she was not allowed to go to school due to the advancing Cystic Fibrosis disease taking over her lungs. She missed being able to run and play because she was now tethered to 6 liters of oxygen just to breathe. She missed her sister, Kaylee, who lost her fight against CF in 2007. 

  • Edelen releases audit of Trimble County Sheriff’s tax settlement

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons collected taxes of nearly $4.6-million for the county’s tax districts during the period of April 16, 2013 through April 15, 2014, according to an audit of the sheriff’s settlement of 2013 taxes released last week by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

  • Courthouse holiday closings announced

    Christmas Closings
    County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, & Sheriff Closed December 24, 25, & 26
    County Judge/Executive Closed December 24 & 25
    PVA Closed December 25 &26
    New Year Closings
    County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Sheriff, & PVA Closed January 1 & 2
    County Judge/Executive closed December 31 & January 1

  • EPA issues coal ash disposal regulations

    Staff Report
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants.
    The announcement is intended to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater contamination and air emissions from coal ash disposal.

  • Board reviews audit, principal reports

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The Trimble County Board of Education met for the last time of the year last Wednesday evening in the school district’s administration building. George Sparks from Barnes Denneg Co. presented board members with the annual audit of the district’s financial matters. Sparks explained that there were some minor discrepancies which would easily be corrected by adhering to controls that are already in place.

  • Kentucky farms benefitting from Agricultural Development Fund

    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky’s annual agricultural output now stands at over $5.6 billion thanks in part to Kentucky’s tobacco-funded Agricultural Development Fund, state lawmakers were told recently.
    “Without the Agricultural Development Fund investments, I suspect we wouldn’t be where we are today in agricultural output,” Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Executive Director Roger Thomas told the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. 

  • Pirtle is Hall of Famer

    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.

  • 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.

  • Rotary learns of Morgan’s 1863 Civil War raid

    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

    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.