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Trimble County

  • 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

    By TODD POLLOCK
    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

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • TCHS Football Homecoming Court
  • TCHS Art Club creating beautiful Madison mural

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Trimble County Sheriff’s Department Call Log

    Monday, Sept. 8

    • 10:08 a.m., domestic dispute, parking lot at Bedford Medical, U.S. 421 N
    • 11:26 a.m., juvenile complaint, 9245 U.S. 421N
    • Tuesday, Sept. 9
    • 1:59 p.m., abandoned vehicle, Hardy Creek Road
    • 3:05 p.m., civil complaint, Megan Lane
    • 3:57 p.m., juvenile complaint, 2560 New Hope Road

    Wednesday, Sept. 10