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  • County fair action begins Monday

    For one week only, the Trimble County Park will be transformed into a scene of glowing lights, carnival rides, pageants and more as the Trimble County Fair takes center stage.

    Running Monday through Saturday, June 30, this year’s fair is full of pageants, livestock shows, entertainment, motorsports and a couple of new additions for 2018.

  • Fiscal court to have special meeting with AOC officials

    Monday’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting didn’t answer any questions about the Administrative Office of the Courts reimbursement discussed in May, but there should be more answers than questions after a special-called meeting later this month.

    “The AOC wants to meet with us here,” Judge-Executive Jerry Powell said. The special meeting will be at 1 p.m. June 29 at the Trimble County Fiscal Court Building.

  • Commissioners support resolution naming walkway

    BY TODD POLLOCK | The Trimble Banner

    The pedestrian walkway on the Milton-Madison Bridge is one step closer to being named for two Trimble countians.

  • Crew cleans up family cemetery

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    The sun rose brightly on June 9, as family and friends came together to clear the Craig-Onstott-Gill Cemetery of weeds and debris.

  • School board gives Miracle superintendent evaluation

    The Trimble County Board of Education completed its annual superintendent evaluation during a special-called meeting Monday evening at the board office.

    The evaluation of Superintendent Steve Miracle was broken down into seven key leadership components: strategic, instructional, cultural, human resources, managerial, collaborative and influential. For strategic, instructional, collaborative and influential leadership, the superintendent received a score of “exemplary,” while in the three other areas, the board graded his efforts as “accomplished.”

  • School board consolidates middle, high school admins

    Two years ago, citing declining enrollment, the Trimble County Board of Education decided to uproot the middle school from its home at 116 Wentworth Ave. and move it to the portion of the high school that previously housed Bedford Elementary.

    Last week, the board voted during its June 6 regular meeting to fully consolidate the administration of two schools under one name, Trimble County Junior and Senior High School.

  • Fisher travels to D.C. as part of WWII veterans honor flight

    Sixty-two veterans from Kentucky and nearby areas hopped on a chartered flight to visit Washington D.C. last week. Retired U.S. Army Col. Glenn Fisher was one of those on the most recent mission for Honor Flight Bluegrass.

  • Despite winds, Relay still draws crowd

    Despite the heavy winds, threat of rain Saturday evening and a venue change to inside Bedford Elementary School, the teams at Relay for Life fought to keep the event on track Saturday night.

    This year’s Relay for Life helped raise $37,294.16 for the American Cancer Society, according to event organizer Michelle Griffith. Last-minute and forgotten donations have until Aug. 1 to be counted into the total, which is currently just under $200 shy of the 2017 amount raised.

  • Taylor is 1 of 6 area ‘Good Neighbor’ essay contest winners

    BY TIM HENDRICK | Landmark News Service

    Carroll County youth Baily Blackburn, Kinley Huesman, Brayden Lair and Taylor Lair were recognized as “Great Neighbors” by Tractor Supply Company during the “Follow Us to the Fair” tour stop at the Carroll County Fair, June 2. Morgan Bohannon of Henry County and Trace Taylor of Trimble County also were recognized as “Great Neighbors” at the ceremony.

  • Bedford Rotary searching for next 'Citizen of the Year'


    The Bedford Rotary Club is soliciting nominations for the annual “Citizen of the Year” award, from Trimble County residents. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated non-paying “service above self” activities benefiting various Trimble County programs and organizations.