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  • Judge-Executive hopefuls talk to voters in ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER | The Trimble Banner

    The two Republican and three of the four Democrat candidates for Trimble County Judge-Executive gathered last week for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Meet the Candidates’ forum.

    With potential voters packed in to the Trimble County Extension Office, the candidates answered questions about their vision for the county’s fiscal management and the future of Trimble County, as well as the hot-button topic of planning and zoning.

    Financial future of the county

  • President approves disaster declaration


    Editor's Note: Trimble County Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark shared an update Wednesday morning on assistance from the February flooding:

    When Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) submitted documentation to FEMA for the February flooding, they requested Individuals Assistance (IA). The six counties submitted for IA was Henderson, Carroll, Trimble, Hardin, Jefferson, and Christian.

  • Disaster declaration request includes Trimble

    February flooding took its toll on Trimble County: A monetary toll.

    The county sustained approximately $375,000 of road damage, said Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark. In addition to the road damage, he said five or six residences would also qualify for federal assistance because of damage.

  • Teachers take part in public education rally

    With the legislature finishing its 60-day regular session Friday and Saturday, teachers from across the state were on hand to voice support for public education.

    The rally forced the closure of nearly 40 school districts across the Commonwealth.

    The first district to announce it would cancel class? Trimble.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said it didn’t matter what the other districts did in terms of opening, closing or sending delegates from school faculty, but that he made the decision based on what was best for Trimble’s educators.

  • Property owners discuss developing RV parks with commissioners

    Bobby Rowlett and Justin McCoy attended Thursday’s monthly Milton commission meeting asking for city approval to develop their separate properties for RV parks.

    Rowlett told commissioners he wants to develop his property to put in 15 40-foot by 20-foot parking places for campers with access to electric and water.


    By KRISTIN BECK | Landmark News Service

    It was a pitchers’ duel all night long, with Carroll’s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble’s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All “A” 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All “A” state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.

  • Ogden Ridge work continues, to residents' dismay

    Several residents from Ogden Ridge Road were at Monday’s special called fiscal court meeting, seeking solutions, if county officials had any, to frustration with ongoing work done by Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E).

    “It’s been a real nightmare,” said Magistrate Kenny Green, whose district covers the Ogden Ridge Road area.


    From a family blacksmith shop in the post-Civil War era that eventually spurred the creation of Burrows Garage and Wrecker Service in 1917, Scott Burrows has worked hard to preserve his family’s legacy.

    Burrows, the fourth-generation owner-operator of Burrows Wrecker Service in Sligo, was recently named a member of the Class of 2018 International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. He is one of eight named to this year’s class.

  • County schools close tomorrow for Frankfort rally

    Trimble County’s students will get a three-day weekend on the heels of returning from spring break as schools will be closed tomorrow, April 13.

    The closure will allow teachers to attend the end of this year’s legislative session, Superintendent Steve Miracle said. It was a direct response to Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes of House Bill 200 and House Bill 366, the budget and revenue bills, respectively. Principals polled teachers to see if there was a large number who wanted to be in Frankfort and there was, Miracle said.

  • Community Day at the Park scheduled for Saturday

    As Trimble County Little League teams hit the baseball diamond, other activities will be in abundance for family and community members Saturday at the second annual Community Day at the Park.

    The event is hosted through a partnership with the Trimble County Fiscal Court and the Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).Shawna Jent, director of Trimble County FRYSC, said the idea was spurred from a discussion she had with a family.