Local News

  • Beach joins Trimble Banner staff as intern


    Carroll County native Sarah Beach has joined the staff at The Trimble Banner as a summer intern.

    Beach, a 2011 Carroll County High School graduate, just completed her freshman year at Western Kentucky University where she is a communications studies major. At CCHS, she played tennis and soccer and was student body president, as well as a member of the academic team.

  • Former Trimble resident promoted to Sgt. Major in Kentucky National Guard

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    Sgt. Maj. Pat Copas knows the importance of family.

    As the first member of her family to join the Kentucky National Guard in 1981, she influenced her two sisters, Tammy Long and Edith Bledsoe, to join two weeks afterward.

    Now, more than 31 years later, she has achieved the rank of sergeant major — one of the most elite positions in the Guard. Copas achieved this position Feb. 11, 2011.

  • New TCHS Principal Adams pays a visit

    New principal Rachael Adams was in Bedford on Tuesday to meet the faculty and staff, as well as other district administrators for lunch.

    Adams comes to TCHS after serving as assistant principal at Edmonson County High School in Brownsville, Ky., where she was in charge of curriculum and instruction. Previously, she taught biology, anatomy, physiology, zoology and other science classes at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky.

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  • Bruner elected county’s Circuit Court clerk

    Stacy M. Bruner will be the county’s next Circuit Court Clerk.

    Bruner beat her opponent, John C. Edwards, by a 654-425 margin in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 22. She carried all but two of the 12 precincts. With no Republican candidate in the race, Bruner will be unopposed in the General Election on Nov. 6.

    The Bruner/Edwards matchup was the only county office on the ballot this time around.

  • Fiscal Court holds first reading of budget

    The members of the Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday held a first reading of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The summary of appropriations and expenditures amounts to nearly $3.3 million.

    The General Fund, projected at $2 million, includes appropriations and expenditures of $660,742 for general government operations, $358,775 for protection of persons and property, $121,280 for general health and sanitation among others.

  • Trimble’s The Infinite Realm releases new CD album

    Local Christian music recording artists The Infinite Realm have announced the release of their latest CD album, entitled “Healing.” The new release is the fifth recording to be released by “The Realm” during their four-decades-long career.

  • Bridge reduced to one lane, May 29

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, May 29th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in recent inspections.

    The Cabinet recently implemented a monthly inspection frequency to review these locations. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

    The lane closure is subject to change due to inclement weather and other unforeseen delays.

  • Milton Elementary among latest ‘ENERGY STAR’ schools

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined state energy and education leaders Monday to recognize 12 Kentucky schools—including Milton Elementary School in the Trimble County School District—for their efforts to lower energy costs by improving efficiencies in their buildings.

    Each school earned an “ENERGY STAR” designation, part of a federal program that identifies education institutions that are among the top five percent in the nation for energy efficiency.

  • Kelsie Courtney is state champ in two events

    Trimble County High School track & field standout Kelsie Courtney is the state champion in two events following the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Class A Track & Field championships held Thursday at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park. In both the 300 hurdles and the high jump, Courtney defeated defending champions vying for repeat performances.

    Head Coach David Apel took 13 members of the Trimble track & field team to the state meet and 11 actually competed.