Local News

  • Milton hires new code enforcement officer

    BY LOGAN KUNSELMAN | The Trimble Banner

    The City of Milton will once again have a code enforcement officer.

    During the regular Milton City Commission meeting July 11, commissioners voted to hire Jimmy “Hambone” Helm at $12 per hour with a maximum of five hours per week.

    The city has gone without a code enforcement officer since the death of first-district constable Tom Persell on March 13.

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  • FRYSC fundraises with farm-to-table dinner

    By LOGAN KUNSELMAN | The Trimble Banner

    Residents of Trimble County ate like royalty for a good cause this past Thursday at the first Farm to Table event held at Livery Stables in Madison, Ind.

  • Fiscal court continues discussion on landfill charges

    BY LOGAN KUNSELMAN | The Trimble Banner

    Although planning and zoning was the main focus on Monday’s meeting, concerns about Trimble County residents having to pay to dump household waste at the Valley View Landfill arose again.

    Magistrate Kirby Melvin told Solid Waste Coordinator Teena Drake someone recently had to pay to get rid of waste.

  • Late race caution sets up Busch brothers duel

    After 400 miles in the Quaker State 400, it came down to two brothers in the final two laps to determine who was going to take home the victory.

    Kurt Busch started the race on the outside of row two and already proved he was driving a dominant car, taking the stage one win 80 laps into the race. However, brother Kyle Busch, a two-time winner of the Quaker State 400, took the lead on lap 104 and drove away to win the second stage at lap 160.

  • Board gets first look at superintendent search

    The Trimble County Board of Education got its first bit of information with the superintendent search being conducted by the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Don Martin, superintendent search consultant for KSBA and former Grant County Schools superintendent, said Trimble’s search is the 21st district he’s worked with in the past several years.

  • Exhibition driver sustains fatal injuries Saturday at Regatta

    What was intended to be a fun event recreating the former days of boat racing from the 1950s-‘60s era resulted in tragedy when a freak accident took the life of a Beavercreek, Ohio man Saturday at the Madison Regatta.

    Seven vintage hydroplanes of the 5-litre and 7-litre inboard classes were competing in an exhibition heat late Saturday morning when 68-year-old Rick Beatty was ejected from his open cockpit hydro, the “Heavy Duty,” when the boat hit a large wake on the Kentucky side of the river after exiting the first turn.


    BY OWEN BLAUMAN | H1 Unlimited

    MADISON, Ind. – U-6 “Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison” and the hydroplane’s driver Jimmy Shane from Maple Valley, Wash. had a perfect weekend winning the 112th American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup trophy during the Madison Regatta on the Ohio River. Shane drove the home town owned hydroplane to a victory in front of an estimated 40,000 fans that were on their feet screaming from the river banks.

  • Zoning changes public hearing set for July 11

    With a presentation anticipated at this month’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting and a decision about the future of planning and zoning hanging in the balance, the Trimble County Planning Commission will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. July 11 in the judge-executive’s office, 123 Church St., Bedford.

    Since the new court suspended enforcement of planing and zoning regulations in January through Aug. 1, the commission has review several changes from the original regulations presented.

  • Miss Madison takes win in Guntersville

    By OWEN BLAUMAN | H1 Unlimited

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Jimmy Shane drove the U-6 “Miss HomeStreet” to victory in Sunday’s second annual Guntersville Lake HydroFest’s Southern Cup over J. Michael Kelly in the U-12 “Graham Trucking” and third place finisher Bert Henderson in the U-7 “Spirit of Detroit.”

  • Wood to retire from USPS

    Today’s edition of the Trimble Banner will be the last one delivered to residents of Bedford’s Route 3 by rural carrier Cinda Wood. Wood retires tomorrow from the Bedford Post Office after more than 22 years with the United States Postal Service.

    Wood’s venture into the postal service began when she was responsible for cleaning the post office in Milton. Her husband, Pete Wood, was a mail carrier at Milton when one of the regular carriers was going to take a year off for maternity leave.