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  • Rotary gets look inside agriculture investments

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Back in 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 661, a “Master Settlement Agreement” with tobacco companies in order to generate funding to support the state’s healthcare costs and drive agricultural development and diversification.

  • Trimble's history of service continues to present times

    Note: This is Part Two of a two-part series about Trimble County’s recorded involvement in military conflicts and the history of the wars.

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Korean War

    June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953

  • Trimble County Class of 1970 reunion

    The Trimble County High School Class of 1970 held a reunion Saturday at Harry’s Stone Grill in Madison. Seated are (from left): Dave Taylor, Elma Sue Clifford Craig, Sharon Rowlett, Rachel Carson Monroe, Debbie Rowlett Hargrove, Marcella Allen Brooks and Nancy Leach Hancock. Standing: Tom Sibley, J.T. Bentley, Mark Fisher, Ray Clem, Russell Young, Barry Welty, Denny Jackson, Terry Taylor, Derril Taylor and Jimmy Clark.

  • Helton talks to Rotary about new academic dean role

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Helping today’s students prepare and apply for post-secondary training and college is a major challenge in the ever-changing higher education world.

    Kyle Helton, in his new position this year as academic dean at Trimble County Junior/Senior High School, works with the high school students to guide them college and post-high school application processes, including letters of reference, resume development and type of college-level course selection.

  • Tour takes Trimble countians to The Last Frontier

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Trimble Banner

    Thousands of miles from Bray Orchards and Roadside Market, manager Jamae Pyles and fellow traveler Cecilia Oak got to see an array of farm products grown and marketed in Alaska.

  • Jamerson-Simmons enagement

    Lacie Jamerson of Ghent, Ky. and Evan Simmons of Milton, Ky. announce their engagement and August wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Nicole Jamerson of Carrollton, Ky. She is a 2015 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is employed at World Finance Corporation in Carrollton.

  • Rotary brings back awards from district conference

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Rotary International’s District 6710, comprised of 55 clubs with 2,700 members in central and western Kentucky, conducted an annual meeting last month in Paducah to celebrate the various activities and achievements by the clubs. The Bedford Rotary Club was selected to receive the “Outstanding Community Service Award” above the other clubs, both large and small, for this award.

  • Solar energy is a spark for Listons’ Rotary club presentation

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Since re-modeling the old Liston house begun in 2013, including attempts to increase energy efficiency such as foam insulations, better windows, and white metal roofs, an interest grew to incorporate renewable energy technology. After three years of study and planning, Jeff and Betsy Liston “took the plunge” and invested in solar panels. The duo discussed the endeavor in the Rotary Club’s June 19 meeting.

  • Why is this happening?

    Have you ever been in a circumstance or situation in your life and wondered, “Why is this happening to me?” In actuality, it’s probably happened to you more than once. You find yourself in a season of change, loneliness, tragedy or a combination of these or other unfortunate circumstances.

  • New Rotary assistant governor visits Bedford

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Rotary International organization is global in scope, with some 1.3 million members serving in more 160 countries. Rotary is divided into many Districts throughout, with two located in Kentucky. Bedford’s is District 6710 and is comprised of some 58 clubs with 2,700 members in central and western Kentucky. Bedford Rotary, like many rural clubs, is small with about 25 members.