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  • Rising river to crest Saturday

    Editor's note: The National Weather Service has updated its river level forecast since the information provided at press time. The weather service now says the river will crest at 52.9 feet Saturday morning. A flood warning is in effect for portions of Trimble County along the river while the remainder of the county remains under a flood watch.

  • Rand, Hornback to face challengers in November

    The 47th House District has been represented by Rick Rand since 2003. In November’s general election, he’ll face an opponent, the first Republican he’s faced for the seat in eight years.

    Mark Gilkison, a Republican from Henry County, filed for the office Jan. 26 in Frankfort. Gilkison, a 1989 graduate of Oldham County High School, operates several businesses in the district, including Gilkison’s Mini Storage in Trimble County, according to a news release.

  • Dow donates $5K to Trimble library

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    The Dow Chemical Company’s Carrollton manufacturing site is celebrating its 50th anniversary by partnering with the Dow Corning Foundation to donate $5,000 to 10 libraries each in surrounding counties. The public libraries were chosen due to the number of patrons positively impacted by resources and services they provide.

  • FFA chapter concludes weeklong activities with parade tomorrow

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    Student members of the high school FFA chapter have presented an abundance of activities to raise awareness about the role FFA plays in the importance of agricultural education. The activities will conclude tomorrow with the truck and tractor parade in Bedford.

  • Budget, pension top town hall discussion

    With the biennial budget and pension reform being key issues for this year’s legislative sessions, Trimble County’s voices in Frankfort made a stop Saturday afternoon in Bedford for a town hall-style meeting.

  • Local chapter gears up for National FFA Week

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County High School’s Future Farmers of America has a slew of activities to celebrate National FFA Week and will cap off the festivities with a community tractor and truck parade Feb. 23.

  • Jent named new coordinator of family, youth services center

    By THOMAS CIFRANIK
    Special to the Banner

    Trimble County’s Family Resource Youth Services Center (FRYSC) has a new coordinator leading the office.

    Shawna Jent took on the role as coordinator of the FRYSC office in January. Jent previously served as the district’s community education director for three years. The change follows Denise Hall’s move into the local director’s role for Drug-Free Communities.

  • Commission passes second reading of landlord tenant ordinance

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to the Banner

    The Milton City Commission had a discussion and second reading for an ordinance to adopt the state’s Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act at its monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Notes on being a neurotic mess

    A number of years ago, I flew a plane, Delta flight 837. OK, I didn’t exactly fly it, but I definitely helped.

    My daughter and granddaughter were on that flight from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine-hour, 14-minute flight that, except for bathroom breaks, I tracked on my computer to make sure they got there safely.

    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, I noticed that the plane icon on my computer faced east instead of west.

  • Board hears draft budget for FY18

    By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO
    Special to the Banner

    Superintendent Steve Miracle and Head Start Director Becky Moore presented a draft budget report for the 2018 fiscal year to the Trimble County Board of Education during the board’s Jan. 24 meeting. The report noted a projected enrollment of 1,146 students in the district, with 351 at Bedford Elementary, 235 at Milton Elementary, 200 students in the middle school and 360 students at Trimble County High School.