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  • Judge-executive Powell to retire at month’s end

    Kentucky’s highest court heard arguments for the pension case, Senate Bill 151, back in September. However, with no ruling yet on the constitutionality of the bill, Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell has made the decision to resign from office at the end of November.

  • Milton commissioners discuss city hall repairs

    The focus of Thursday’s Milton City Commission was centered on on-going cleanup from the flooded crawl space and improvements to make once the repair work is done.

    Field Supervisor Mark Bates discussed two quotes he received, one from Kinser and Kinser and a second from Qohvacs Heating and Cooling, for the two heating and air units in the crawl space that were damaged. He said the cost was $2,500 to restore those units to working order while it would be $18,000 to replace both units and move them to the upstairs portion of the Milton Municipal Building.

  • Veterans Memorial Garden dedication set for Sunday

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Historical Society and Bedford Cemetery will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Garden at 3 p.m. Sunday inside the gymnasium at the Morgan Community Center.

    The Trimble County Historical Society’s Cemetery Committee has worked the past two years documenting our veterans to family plots and cemeteries. They have discovered many soldiers do not have headstones and their place of rest is unknown.

  • Be aware of PCH phone call scams

    Editor’s Note: A Milton resident contacted the Banner after receiving a “too good to be true” phone call from a scam artist purporting to be from Publisher’s Clearing House.

    The caller offered to pay off a credit card in an effort to build trust and gain access to the individual’s information. The person was able to contact the card company before the scammer was able to turn around and use their information to max out the credit card.


    Historically, Democrats have fared well in Trimble County’s elections. However, in a down-to-the-wire judge-executive’s race, it was the Republican candidate who emerged with more votes Tuesday night.

    Republican Todd Pollock earned 1,560 votes against Democrat Eddy Callis, who earned 1,472 votes, a difference of 88 votes. Pollock carried absentees and nine of the 12 precincts, except West Milton, Palmyra and East Bedford where Callis had more support from voters. The duo deadlocked in the South Milton precinct with 153 votes a piece.

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  • Closed church finds new life

    The old Milton Wesleyan Church is no longer a church, it is now the RiverView Wedding and Event Venue. Yet some aspects from the building’s past life remain, from the cross at the front of what used to be the sanctuary to the bells that still ring in tune.

    Owner Debbie Perry, who also owns and operates the Shear Image beauty salon in Milton, said it was those details and heritage that made it important to help preserve and honor its past life.

  • School board approves removing D letter grade

    With little discussion from members of the Trimble County Board of Education, the proposal to remove the D letter grade from grading policy at all of the schools passed the second reading Oct. 17.

    Prior to the vote, junior/senior high school assistant principal Kerrie Stewart, high school English teacher Amanda Therrian and parent Lee Congleton spoke in favor of the district making the decision to adjust the grading scale.

  • Bedford commissioners get update about planning and zoning

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock introduced Mike Pyles, chairperson for the Planning and Zoning Commission, at the regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 to update the commissioners on changes made to the 94-pages ordinance.

  • Bedford's House of Horrors

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    I’m not afraid of most animals, insects and other critters.

    About the only thing I fear is a snake of any kind. That being said, Saturday night I was afraid. I don’t know why but Isaac’s Haunted House of Horrors made my heart beat fast and my feet move faster.