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  • FRYSC offering summer camps for kids


    The Trimble Banner

    Students from kindergarten to sixth grade could be in for weeks of fun thanks to summer camps being offered at Bedford Elementary School.

    The Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center is offering the camps for the first time this year. They are on weekdays during the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are open to both Bedford and Milton Elementary students.

  • Bedford man pleads not guilty after altercation with state police

    A Bedford man faces multiple felonies after allegedly having an altercation with a Kentucky State Police trooper and stabbing a motorist with a butcher knife.

    Trooper Ferris from KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg responded to a complaint of a person causing a disturbance at 11:32 p.m. May 7 on Main Street in Bedford.

    When Ferris arrived on scene, Scotty Simpson, 39 of Bedford, was acting erratic and refused to identify himself, according to the arrest report. Simpson fled and disobeyed the trooper’s commands to stop before a Taser was used.

  • RV park ordinance gets first reading

    The Milton City Commission had the first reading of an ordinance governing the establishment of RV parks during its monthly meeting Thursday.

    The previous ordinance, which restricts RV parks to the north side of KY 36, High Street and Coopers Bottom Road, was passed by the commission in 2005. Commissioner Lynn Comeaux shared concerns she had with amending the ordinance.

    “Why in 2005 was it determined that it was for the health and safety of the citizens and 2018 we’re not concerned about the health and safety of our citizens?” Comeaux said.

  • Seniors to take civics test in 18-19

    BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO | Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Board of Education approved a required civics test for seniors starting next year at its May 9 regular meeting.

    Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, all seniors will be required to pass the civics test before they can graduate. Students may take the test multiple times. The test will be available online or in a pencil and paper format.

  • Former players honor TCHS baseball coach

    Trimble County High School baseball coach Frank Ragland was honored by teammates past and present Thursday night before Trimble County's matchup against Gallatin County.

  • Thrift store remains closed after vehicle fire

    An April 19 vehicle fire has left a Bedford storefront closed and owners’ asking for an insurance company to cover the non-profit’s losses.

  • TCHS boys basketball coach resigns

    The search is on for a new head varsity basketball coach for the Trimble County High School boys basketball team after Stacey May tendered his resignation last week.

    May was hired as Trimble’s head coach in 2015. The Raiders went 19-68 during his three seasons with the most victories coming from this year’s team, winning 13 out of 30 games.

    “I retired from the state police in 2017. It’s a huge time commitment,” May said in a phone interview.

  • Code officer: Open cisterns are cause for concern

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Mayor Todd Pollock and three of the four Bedford city commissioners attended a special called meeting Thursday for the second reading of an ordinance on the commission’s pay scale.

    The ordinance would increase the commission’s pay rate from $300 per month to $350 monthly starting Jan. 1, 2019. Commissioners Harold Greene, Tammy Liter-Scott and Gary “Newt” Johnson voted unanimously in favor of the second reading.

  • Apple Festival board distributes '18 grants