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  • County fair board to give horse show second attempt Saturday

    Editor's note: Organizers have canceled the show for Saturday. Fair board president Linda Craig said there was still standing water in some portions of the arena and mud 5- to 6-inches-deep.  For more information, contact Craig at 502-255-3930.

    Although weather interrupted the annual county fair horse show this June, event organizers are hopeful for sunny skies Saturday as the fair board gives the show another go.

    Fair board president Linda Craig said the contest categories for the show will remain the same.

  • Proposed zoning ordinance draws over 100 to hearing

    The opposition to a proposed zoning ordinance made their voices heard Tuesday at a public hearing hosted by the Trimble County Planning Commission.

    More than 100 people from both sides of the aisle were in attendance. However, only two audience members spoke in favor of the current concept. The remaining 14 who signed up either asked questions or shared in the opposition.

    Resident Larry Graves was the first one to sign up and comment about the ordinance.

  • Farmers run 5K set for Oct. 13

    The streets around Bedford could feel a bit more festive the morning of Oct. 13, when the FFA Alumni Association will host its first Farmers Run color run.

    Andrew Stark, secretary of the Trimble County FFA Alumni Association, said the idea for a color run was sparked at one of the group’s regular meetings.

  • Court OKs use of horse arena for barrel race

    Judge-Executive Jerry Powell convened magistrates for a special called fiscal court meeting Friday to discuss allowing an individual running a for-profit event to rent space, the horse show arena, at the Trimble County Park.

    Powell said based on initial conversations, he thought it was one of the county-affiliated groups hosting the show.

  • Rotary, schools cooperating on pollinator habitat improvement

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Rotary International, through local clubs such as Bedford’s chapter, is continually seeking ideas for projects important to local communities that are collaborative with community organizations and schools.

  • BALDWIN GETS 35 YEARS FOR MURDER, OTHER CHARGES

    After nearly five years a Trimble County murder case has reached its conclusion.

    Trimble Circuit Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Robert L. Baldwin III on Thursday in Oldham Circuit Court to 25 years on one count of murder and five years each on two charges of tampering with physical evidence, for a total of 35 years in the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

  • Zoning ordinance public hearing set for Tuesday

    BY JACOB BLAIR

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Planning and Zoning Commission will have a public hearing for the county’s proposed zoning ordinance from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Trimble County Extension Office.

  • Gearing up for Trimble's Apple Festival

    BY SUE FISHER | Special to the Banner

    In 1990, with a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the support of the Bedford Kentucky Rotary and the Judge Executive’s office, the Trimble County Apple Festival was launched.

  • Despite transfers, school officials say enrollment up from last year

    School board members got some good news during Wednesday night’s meeting.

    Assistant Superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson told the board although 83 students from last year did not return, enrollment is up.

    “Currently our enrollment as of today is 1,194 students,” Wilcoxson said. “We ended the year at about 1,182. So we’re glad to see that our enrollment is up.”

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the enrollment surpassed what the initial projects had shown for starting this year.

  • Talks stall on new ambulance purchase

    After tabling a bid last month to purchase an ambulance, magistrates revisited the matter during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Only one bid was submitted by Horton Emergency Vehicles for a new ambulance at a price of $198,746 back in the July meeting. The idea has been a contentious point argued not only in last month’s meeting, but also during a special meeting by the court earlier this month.