Trimble County

  • TCHS student Alex Dixon is semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship program

    Staff Report
    Alex Dixon, son of Kevin and Jean Dixon of Milton, and a senior at Trimble County High School, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist for 2016. He is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the nation to receive this honor and will compete for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million to be offered next spring.

  • Marine reservist Deatherage addresses TCMS students about making careful life choices

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Gage Deatherage came to Trimble County Middle School to discuss choices each of us makes and how they will affect our lives. He is in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, works as a correctional officer in a prison and is a body builder. Gage explained to the student body how each decision made in life has an effect on one’s future.

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  • Free legal assistance available for Trimble’s storm victims

    Staff Report
    A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of Kentucky’s recently-declared disaster areas in Trimble County, Breathitt County, Carter County, Fleming County, Johnson County, Perry County and Rowan County. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

  • Nearly $6 million in federal disaster aid approved for Ky.

    FRANKFORT, Ky.– Kentucky residents affected by mid-July strong storms and flooding are approved for nearly $5.78 million in federal aid, just three weeks after Gov. Steve Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky was granted.
    Residents of seven counties, mostly in eastern Kentucky, are eligible to apply for the individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    The counties are Trimble, Breathitt, Carter, Fleming, Johnson, Perry and Rowan.

  • Celebrating Lisa Robinson’s success story at Trimble County Adult Education

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Lisa Robinson finished the last of her GED testing and obtained her certification. She began her journey with the program in July of 2015, earning her GED in a less than six weeks! When Lisa came in, she wrote in her entry essay, “I am ready to do better in my life and this is where it starts. I will never be able to find a job to support my family without having my GED. I am ready for positive changes in mine and my children’s life.”

  • Disaster Relief Sales and Use Tax Refund Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is eligible for the refund?
    Pursuant to KRS 139.519, passed in the 2012 General Assembly, a legal building owner with property located in a federally declared disaster area that has been damaged, in whole or in part, as a result of a disaster may qualify for a refund of the sales and use tax paid on the purchase of building materials used to either repair a building, or construct a new building in the disaster area to replace the building damaged or destroyed by the disaster.
    How much of a refund may the building owner receive?

  • Tax breaks available for repair materials

    The Trimble Banner
    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has written Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell seeking his help in sharing details of the disaster relief fund with local residents affected by the July storms that prompted a presidential disaster declaration. In turn, Judge-Executive Powell is sharing details of the fund with local citizens.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance loans

    The Trimble Banner
    The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Kentucky residents, including those in Trimble County, affected by severe storms, tornadoes, winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides on July 11-20, 2015. Also, the SBA announced Tuesday that additional counties have been added to the Presidential declaration.

  • Storm survivors urged to stay in touch with FEMA

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT -- Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.
    If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA, according to a news release.