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    BY OWEN BLAUMAN | H1 Unlimited

    MADISON, Ind. – U-6 “Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison” and the hydroplane’s driver Jimmy Shane from Maple Valley, Wash. had a perfect weekend winning the 112th American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup trophy during the Madison Regatta on the Ohio River. Shane drove the home town owned hydroplane to a victory in front of an estimated 40,000 fans that were on their feet screaming from the river banks.

  • Board gets first look at superintendent search

    The Trimble County Board of Education got its first bit of information with the superintendent search being conducted by the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Don Martin, superintendent search consultant for KSBA and former Grant County Schools superintendent, said Trimble’s search is the 21st district he’s worked with in the past several years.

  • Exhibition driver sustains fatal injuries Saturday at Regatta

    What was intended to be a fun event recreating the former days of boat racing from the 1950s-‘60s era resulted in tragedy when a freak accident took the life of a Beavercreek, Ohio man Saturday at the Madison Regatta.

    Seven vintage hydroplanes of the 5-litre and 7-litre inboard classes were competing in an exhibition heat late Saturday morning when 68-year-old Rick Beatty was ejected from his open cockpit hydro, the “Heavy Duty,” when the boat hit a large wake on the Kentucky side of the river after exiting the first turn.

  • Miss Madison takes win in Guntersville

    By OWEN BLAUMAN | H1 Unlimited

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Jimmy Shane drove the U-6 “Miss HomeStreet” to victory in Sunday’s second annual Guntersville Lake HydroFest’s Southern Cup over J. Michael Kelly in the U-12 “Graham Trucking” and third place finisher Bert Henderson in the U-7 “Spirit of Detroit.”

  • Zoning changes public hearing set for July 11

    With a presentation anticipated at this month’s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting and a decision about the future of planning and zoning hanging in the balance, the Trimble County Planning Commission will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. July 11 in the judge-executive’s office, 123 Church St., Bedford.

    Since the new court suspended enforcement of planing and zoning regulations in January through Aug. 1, the commission has review several changes from the original regulations presented.

  • County employees to see pay increases in July

    County employees will have some good news hitting their paychecks after the new fiscal year begins.

    Magistrates voted to raise the base pay for road department and EMS employees to $12 per hour and the remainder of county employees will see a 36 cents per hour increase, effective July 1. The county’s mechanic will also have an increased base pay of $16 per hour.

  • Rotary district governor-elect reports on detecting, ending cervical cancer in Haiti

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    As a member of “Rotary International,” the Bedford Rotary Club is called upon to help with efforts to address humanitarian issues beyond our borders as well as serving local needs.

  • School board names interim superintendent


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    Facing a July 1 deadline to have someone leading the district, the Trimble County Board of Education was tasked with selecting an interim superintendent at its June 11 meeting.

    Letters seeking interest in the interim role were hand-delivered to four individuals in the county that hold valid superintendent certificates, board chairman William Robertson said. Of the four, two individuals responded and the board met with each individually in a closed session.

  • Milton renews Rumpke contract

    Milton commissioners approved renewing the city’s contract with Rumpke for solid waste collection services at the city commission’s regular meeting June 13.

    City Clerk Angela Dunaway noted a price increase the city will incur as collection for one 96-gallon can goes from $6.87 to $7.50 per month under the new contract. The dumpster the city has at the sewer plant will increase from $54.97 to $59.92 per month.

  • Trimble Hymn Sing keeps old worship melodies alive

    A small Baptist church along a feeder creek for the Little Kentucky River opened its doors Thursday night to the more than 50 people ready to sing and make a joyful noise to the Lord.

    “Give me that old-time religion. Give me that old-time religion. Give me that old-time religion. It’s good enough for me,” the crowd sang in unison.