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  • Bedford fire chief talks about training, department history

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has provided essential services to the city and surrounding areas since its inception in 1959. Fire chief Will McCoy took time Tuesday to talk with Rotary about the department’s manpower, continual equipment upgrades and responding to the call.

    McCoy has been fire chief for two years and a member for 14 years. A 2002 graduate of Trimble County High School, he also worked as a prison guard in La Grange until 2010, when he was hired by Trimble County EMS.

  • Auditor: Concerns in sheriff's fee account for 2016, '17

    Three concerns about the sheriff’s fee account were made public as State Auditor Mike Harmon released audits Thursday for 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

    The audits are for the time period in both years that the office was under the leadership of former Sheriff Tim Coons. The 2017 audit concludes on March 8, the day Coons died.

  • Delivering a smile


    How many of us have watched a viral video on social media of babies and their antics and not smiled? Both babies and animals are extremely entertaining and can take us away from the drama of life.

    The medical field has long recognized the advantage of pet therapy in the treatment for dementia and Alzheimer patients. Pets and babies calm patients when they are upset. It allows them to go back in time and connect with something long forgotten.

  • City to spend up to $15K on sewer repairs


    Bedford City Commissioners met March 20 in the warm confines of meeting room at City Hall as big flakes of snow, with some sleet pellets mixed in, came down outside.

    The March 20 meeting was geared to problems with the wastewater treatment plant and the lift stations. Public Works Director Jim Hoskins drew pictures for the other commissioners to help illustrate the work that needed to be done, Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock said.

  • Battle lines: How Trimble defines magisterial districts

    All of the signs in front yards and fields along the main roads can only mean one thing: It’s county election season in Trimble County.

    With a lot of candidates on the slate this primary, some have asked about what district they live in, which either narrows or widens their crop of candidates to pick from for elected positions like magistrate or constable.

  • Fraud scheme cost Carroll County man $8,500

    CARROLLTON — The Kentucky State Police are investigating an electronic fraud scheme that resulted in a Carroll County victim losing $8,500.

  • Trimble students take part in protest


    Students from Trimble County middle and high schools joined districts nationwide Wednesday as part of protests over gun violence.

    TCHS Principal Michael Slider said although he knew of the national event Wednesday, he wasn’t sure if anybody from the school was organizing anything until Tuesday afternoon.

    Slider arranged for the group, led by seniors Mary Williamson and Ella Aponte, to use the gymnasium for the protest.

  • A lesson for all the kids

    The Christian faith has been an important part of Ann Babel’s life since growing up in Milton and she’s continuing to share that message as a lesson to a young audience with the publication of her children’s book “Mosey Learns to Listen.”

    Babel, the former Ann Jones, will have a signing for her book at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trimble County Public Library. She will also have a reading of the book for the children. Her other two prior books, “His Lamb I Am” and “Little Tree” for sale as well.

  • Fiscal court gets KentuckyWired update

    Magistrates were able to get an update on the status of KentuckyWired at Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Construction rubs Ogden Ridge Road residents the wrong way