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    Historically, Democrats have fared well in Trimble County’s elections. However, in a down-to-the-wire judge-executive’s race, it was the Republican candidate who emerged with more votes Tuesday night.

    Republican Todd Pollock earned 1,560 votes against Democrat Eddy Callis, who earned 1,472 votes, a difference of 88 votes. Pollock carried absentees and nine of the 12 precincts, except West Milton, Palmyra and East Bedford where Callis had more support from voters. The duo deadlocked in the South Milton precinct with 153 votes a piece.

  • Closed church finds new life

    The old Milton Wesleyan Church is no longer a church, it is now the RiverView Wedding and Event Venue. Yet some aspects from the building’s past life remain, from the cross at the front of what used to be the sanctuary to the bells that still ring in tune.

    Owner Debbie Perry, who also owns and operates the Shear Image beauty salon in Milton, said it was those details and heritage that made it important to help preserve and honor its past life.

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  • School board approves removing D letter grade

    With little discussion from members of the Trimble County Board of Education, the proposal to remove the D letter grade from grading policy at all of the schools passed the second reading Oct. 17.

    Prior to the vote, junior/senior high school assistant principal Kerrie Stewart, high school English teacher Amanda Therrian and parent Lee Congleton spoke in favor of the district making the decision to adjust the grading scale.

  • Bedford commissioners get update about planning and zoning

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Bedford Mayor Todd Pollock introduced Mike Pyles, chairperson for the Planning and Zoning Commission, at the regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 to update the commissioners on changes made to the 94-pages ordinance.

  • Bedford's House of Horrors

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    I’m not afraid of most animals, insects and other critters.

    About the only thing I fear is a snake of any kind. That being said, Saturday night I was afraid. I don’t know why but Isaac’s Haunted House of Horrors made my heart beat fast and my feet move faster.


    During the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting Monday evening, magistrates once again took up discussion on the first reading of the zoning ordinance. This time, a motion for approval received a first from David Scott and a second from Don McCarty.

    When Judge-Executive Jerry Powell called for the vote, it was David Scott and Don McCarty supporting the measure with Nolan Hamilton Jr. and Kenny Green on the opposite side.

    “I break the tie and I vote yes,” Powell said.

  • Southwestern's Wilson selected to lead Lady Raiders softball

    Randy Wilson is no stranger to softball, having been involved with the sport for nearly a decade, watching his daughter move through the ranks.

    “I found a passion and love for it,” Wilson said. “And that’s where we’re at.”

    Wilson was a coach at Southwestern Middle School and moved up as an assistant coach at the varsity level. However, this year, his daughter’s senior year at Southwestern Jefferson County Schools in Hanover, he’s taking a different direction to become the Lady Raiders varsity softball coach.

  • Education commissioner Lewis tours Trimble school

    Trimble County Schools received a visit from the state’s top education official Monday.

    Dr. Wayne Lewis Jr., commissioner of education, took time at the invitation of Superintendent Steve Miracle to get a glimpse of the district, the district’s challenges and achievements. Accompanying Lewis on the visit were Brad Montell, director of government relations for the Kentucky Department of Education, State Sen. Paul Hornback and State Rep. Rick Rand. Students Keegan Congleton and Bailey Turner led the group on a tour of the Trimble County Junior/Senior High School.

  • Milton commissioners hear annual audit report

    Commissioners got a glimpse into the state’s pension woes when it came time for Jeff Woods to walk the commission through the city’s annual audit at Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The annual audit, which used to be 44-pages, had grown to 50-pages as government entities were now being required to list their share of other post-employment benefits, in addition to the net pension liability share, said Jeff Woods of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC.

    “Those numbers really distort the big picture,” he said to the commissioners during the meeting.