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  • Fiscal court begins prep work on $4.8M budget

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court met to discuss the county’s estimated near $4.8 million budget for the next fiscal year during a workshop, part of a special called meeting Monday.

    The proposed budget is pending state approval and will also need two readings by the fiscal court before it is finalized. Prior to the budget workshop, there was a 15-minute window for public comments about the road fund and the Local Government Economic Assistance fund (LGEA). However, no public comments were made when given the opportunity.


    Originally planned as a “military highway” between two U.S. Army installations in Kentucky – Camp Knox south of Louisville and Fort Thomas south of Cincinnati – the ribbon of concrete known as U.S. 42 served nearly four decades as the main thoroughfare between Louisville and Cincinnati.

  • District prepares for graduate profile rollout

    The world is changing and the method of education should adapt. That is the mentality Trimble County schools are taking along with several other districts as they construct curriculum around a new graduate profile.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the legwork for much of the process began three years ago as the district worked on its strategic plan and began an accreditation process with AdvancED, an international non-profit that accredits primary and secondary schools.


    BY KATHERINE KNOTT | Landmark News Service

    FRANKFORT — For Woodland Elementary School first­grade teacher Penny Ellis, Monday’s rally in Frankfort wasn’t about teachers.

    “It’s about our kids and getting them the best education,” she said.

    As many districts are out for spring break, Ellis and thousands of current and retired educators from across Kentucky stormed Frankfort on a chilly Monday morning to rally for public education. They packed Capitol Avenue to send a message to state lawmakers.

  • Bedford fire chief talks about training, department history

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has provided essential services to the city and surrounding areas since its inception in 1959. Fire chief Will McCoy took time Tuesday to talk with Rotary about the department’s manpower, continual equipment upgrades and responding to the call.

    McCoy has been fire chief for two years and a member for 14 years. A 2002 graduate of Trimble County High School, he also worked as a prison guard in La Grange until 2010, when he was hired by Trimble County EMS.

  • Auditor: Concerns in sheriff's fee account for 2016, '17

    Three concerns about the sheriff’s fee account were made public as State Auditor Mike Harmon released audits Thursday for 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

    The audits are for the time period in both years that the office was under the leadership of former Sheriff Tim Coons. The 2017 audit concludes on March 8, the day Coons died.

  • Delivering a smile


    How many of us have watched a viral video on social media of babies and their antics and not smiled? Both babies and animals are extremely entertaining and can take us away from the drama of life.

    The medical field has long recognized the advantage of pet therapy in the treatment for dementia and Alzheimer patients. Pets and babies calm patients when they are upset. It allows them to go back in time and connect with something long forgotten.

  • City to spend up to $15K on sewer repairs


    Bedford City Commissioners met March 20 in the warm confines of meeting room at City Hall as big flakes of snow, with some sleet pellets mixed in, came down outside.

    The March 20 meeting was geared to problems with the wastewater treatment plant and the lift stations. Public Works Director Jim Hoskins drew pictures for the other commissioners to help illustrate the work that needed to be done, Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock said.

  • Battle lines: How Trimble defines magisterial districts

    All of the signs in front yards and fields along the main roads can only mean one thing: It’s county election season in Trimble County.

    With a lot of candidates on the slate this primary, some have asked about what district they live in, which either narrows or widens their crop of candidates to pick from for elected positions like magistrate or constable.

  • Fraud scheme cost Carroll County man $8,500

    CARROLLTON — The Kentucky State Police are investigating an electronic fraud scheme that resulted in a Carroll County victim losing $8,500.