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  • Walker resigns from school board

    Trimble County school board member Tony Walker has resigned, citing complaints with the district’s direction and his business commitments.

    Walker, who began serving on the board January 2013 made his resignation effective Aug. 1 and submitted the letter to the school board’s attorney, Grant Chenoweth. During his time on the board, he also served terms as the board chairman.

    Walker said his company, TW Concrete Construction, LLC, currently does not have a foreman and that he was putting in 12- or 13-hour days.

  • Special education gets WHAS Crusade grant

    More than 200 grants were awarded this year from the WHAS Crusade for Children and Trimble County Schools was one of those grant recipients.

    The district asked for $10,000 to go toward devices for sensory needs at the elementary schools. Of the amount requested, the schools received $7,500 to help students with special needs, said Nick Easter, director of special education.

  • New roles for two at Trimble Senior Center

    Tri-County Community Action Agency has announced two new roles for employees at the Trimble County Senior Center following the retirement of long-time staff members Pamela Sage and Shirley Young.

    Vickie Newton has taken over the role of Trimble site manager. Newton, who has been with Tri-County for more than 16 years, also serves as home care coordinator for the agency. She previously served 14 years as the activities coordinator for the adult day care program and more than a year as the adult day care director.

  • Back in the classroom

    BY TEENA DRAKE | Special to the Banner

    One by one, they walked up to the line of smiling dads.

    Several fathers volunteered to greet the students at both Milton and Bedford elementary for the first day of school. These were the Watch Dog Dads. Some of the boys and girls were shy, but everyone smiled, as they high fived, one student after another. The energy was phenomenal coming from teachers, administrators, parents and students.

  • Feed the Children seeks aid from Milton commission

    Charles Reed was at Thursday’s Milton City Commission meeting with one request on behalf of the Feed the Children Coalition, a donation to help the organization resupply its pantry.

    “We are kind of strapped right now,” Reed said. “We got one more meal of totes and snacks, and it could very possibly go next week.

    “Without funds, we can’t order. And the order is around $3,000 to $4,000 each time we make an order and it lasts for six months or longer.

  • Trimble high school football program on hiatus

    Citing low roster numbers, Trimble County school officials announced Wednesday the Raiders’ junior varsity and varsity football teams would not take to the gridiron this fall.

    A last ditch effort to save the team and dispel rumors resulted in a parent meeting Friday night, but the decision was made Monday to uphold the previous cancelation. Twenty players showed up for Monday’s 8 a.m. mandatory practice, according to a social media post from the school’s athletics program.

  • Deadline to file for election is Tuesday

    Less than a week remains for candidates who want to file for non-partisan races in the November election. The deadline

    The filings available for this election, including mayor of Bedford, mayor of Milton, four commissioner seats in each city, three seats for soil and water conservation supervisor and the Trimble County Board of Education’s District 2 (East Milton and South Milton) and District 3 (North Bedford and South Bedford), said county clerk Tina Browning

  • Bedford Bash set for Aug. 17

    The Bedford Bash returns for its 29th year when the event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 in the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank parking lot.

    The bash, which features the theme “Country Living” this year, has Bobby Robbins and Young Country scheduled to provide the entertainment. The Bedford Rotary Club and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will also be set up to sell food.

  • Junior high cheerleaders bring back awards from UCA camp
  • Commissioners eyeing new plots for cemetery

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock and commissioners Harold Greene, Tammy Liter-Scott and Johnny Pollock met with Lee and Frederick Congleton, owners of Ransdell Funeral Home, and David Richmond Saturday morning at a special called meeting concerning the cemetery.