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Today's News

  • Fiscal court declines motion to vote on zoning

    After Judge-Executive Jerry Powell entertained a motion to approve the first reading of the county’s proposed zoning ordinance, Magistrate David Scott offered said motion during Monday’s fiscal court meeting

    “I’ve seen a lot of things that need improvement,” Scott said. “I know we need some positive growth. I can see the county in 10 or 15 years if we let it go and do nothing. I can’t tell you what it’ll be like with zoning, but I certainly want to see good growth, I want to see lives enhanced by what we do here.”

  • Kentucky Living features Trimble's Will Kunselman

    A Trimble County High School student is featured on this month’s Shelby Energy-edition of Kentucky Living magazine.

    Will Kunselman was one of two juniors, now high school seniors, sponsored by the Shelby Energy Cooperative as part of a the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives’ 90-student annual youth tour this summer of Washington D.C.

  • School board levies 4 percent tax

    After a half-hour public hearing Sept. 5 from concerned residents about a proposed property tax increase to generate 4 percent revenue from the school board, board members voted 3-1 to levy the tax. Kerry Callis was the lone no vote.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle fielded questions from the residents about how the district is using public dollars and offered a glimpse at the school’s financial picture during the hearing. While presenting the tax information during the board meeting, he deferred to Rebecca Moore.

  • Milton City Commission Meeting Notes

    Rhonda Hall was sworn in to the City of Milton’s Code Enforcement Board during the monthly city commission meeting Sept. 13. Hall fills the position that was vacated by Tim Scott.

    City commissioners set the time for trick-or-treat to be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 within the city limits. The decision was made after a short deliberation due to Oct. 31 falling on a Wednesday and the city not wanting to conflict with other Wednesday evening activities.

  • Proposed zoning ordinance draws over 100 to hearing

    The opposition to a proposed zoning ordinance made their voices heard Tuesday at a public hearing hosted by the Trimble County Planning Commission.

    More than 100 people from both sides of the aisle were in attendance. However, only two audience members spoke in favor of the current concept. The remaining 14 who signed up either asked questions or shared in the opposition.

    Resident Larry Graves was the first one to sign up and comment about the ordinance.

  • County fair board to give horse show second attempt Saturday

    Editor's note: Organizers have canceled the show for Saturday. Fair board president Linda Craig said there was still standing water in some portions of the arena and mud 5- to 6-inches-deep.  For more information, contact Craig at 502-255-3930.

    Although weather interrupted the annual county fair horse show this June, event organizers are hopeful for sunny skies Saturday as the fair board gives the show another go.

    Fair board president Linda Craig said the contest categories for the show will remain the same.

  • Court OKs use of horse arena for barrel race

    Judge-Executive Jerry Powell convened magistrates for a special called fiscal court meeting Friday to discuss allowing an individual running a for-profit event to rent space, the horse show arena, at the Trimble County Park.

    Powell said based on initial conversations, he thought it was one of the county-affiliated groups hosting the show.

  • Farmers run 5K set for Oct. 13

    The streets around Bedford could feel a bit more festive the morning of Oct. 13, when the FFA Alumni Association will host its first Farmers Run color run.

    Andrew Stark, secretary of the Trimble County FFA Alumni Association, said the idea for a color run was sparked at one of the group’s regular meetings.

  • Rotary, schools cooperating on pollinator habitat improvement

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Rotary International, through local clubs such as Bedford’s chapter, is continually seeking ideas for projects important to local communities that are collaborative with community organizations and schools.

  • BALDWIN GETS 35 YEARS FOR MURDER, OTHER CHARGES

    After nearly five years a Trimble County murder case has reached its conclusion.

    Trimble Circuit Judge Karen Conrad sentenced Robert L. Baldwin III on Thursday in Oldham Circuit Court to 25 years on one count of murder and five years each on two charges of tampering with physical evidence, for a total of 35 years in the Kentucky Department of Corrections.