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  • Payton's heart for evangelism rooted in Haiti

    Bedford Baptist’s new pastor has a heart for evangelism, specifically the mission field in Haiti.

  • TV crusade experience drives Shaw's evangelism

     A call to ministry answered by Jim Shaw in August 1977 in western Kentucky has now brought him to Milton Baptist Church.

    The church called Shaw to be its transitional pastor in May. The role of a transitional pastor, known previously as interim pastors, has started to take on a new perspective and expanded the role, Shaw said.

  • Enrollment trends show decline over past decade

    A decade ago, the student enrollment picture for Trimble County Schools painted a different picture than the tale today.

  • Cardinal Hills celebrates 50 years

    Driving the main highways in Trimble County, it might be easy to pass the two road signs directing visitors to the Cardinal Hills Golf Course just off Stark Lane outside of Bedford.

    The course will celebrate its golden anniversary next month, with 50 years in operation. The course opened for business in the summer of 1968 with Jerry and Sharon Stark operating the course alongside Jerry’s parents, Hubert and Lola Stark.

    “The day that he ever opened the course was dad’s first time of playing golf,” Stephen Stark said.

  • Commissioners hear insurance policy pitch

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    The Bedford City Commission heard from Brad Stewart, an insurance agent for Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc., during its June 19 regular monthly meeting.

  • Former Banner editor publishes new book

    Former Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor has taken advantage of newfound retirement to return to book publishing.

    Taylor’s new work “Ripples Over the Dike: Vignettes of Life in the Ohio River Valley,” became available for purchase earlier this month. Former Banner and Carrollton News-Democrat graphic designer Carla Kidwell also had a hand in production with the cover design. The collection of stories in Taylor’s new publication was 11 years in the making, he said.

  • County fair action begins Monday

    For one week only, the Trimble County Park will be transformed into a scene of glowing lights, carnival rides, pageants and more as the Trimble County Fair takes center stage.

    Running Monday through Saturday, June 30, this year’s fair is full of pageants, livestock shows, entertainment, motorsports and a couple of new additions for 2018.

  • Fiscal court to have special meeting with AOC officials

    Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting didn’t answer any questions about the Administrative Office of the Courts reimbursement discussed in May, but there should be more answers than questions after a special-called meeting later this month.

    “The AOC wants to meet with us here,” Judge-Executive Jerry Powell said. The special meeting will be at 1 p.m. June 29 at the Trimble County Fiscal Court Building.

  • Commissioners support resolution naming walkway

    BY TODD POLLOCK | The Trimble Banner

    The pedestrian walkway on the Milton-Madison Bridge is one step closer to being named for two Trimble countians.

  • Crew cleans up family cemetery

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    The sun rose brightly on June 9, as family and friends came together to clear the Craig-Onstott-Gill Cemetery of weeds and debris.