Today's News

  • Fiscal court debates Masonic Lodge veterans memorial


    The Trimble Banner

    One of the key topics for debate during Monday’s nearly four hour fiscal court meeting was a past proposal from the Milford Masonic Lodge No. 158 F&AM to create a veterans memorial in the courthouse square.

    The key hangups of Monday’s discussion were the size and location of the memorial. Dan Washington from the Masonic Lodge was on-hand during the meeting and discussed it with magistrates.

  • Library kicks off science center exhibits
  • Lane's musical renditions entertain Bedford Rotary Club

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

  • Discussion begins on artisans, farmers market in Bedford

    Discussion is underway both in-person and online in social media groups to start up an artisans and farmers market in Bedford.

    Bedford Mayor Joe Robinson said the idea is one that’s been on his radar since running in last year’s election.

    “The City of Bedford is dead on Saturday mornings,” Robinson said. “There’s nobody up there. I figure get a city market from like 8 (a.m.) to 1 (p.m.) in there. Get people into the city, get some socializing going on, get people back into becoming a community.”

  • Bedford denied bond to finish 2015 storm damage work

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Mayor Joe Robinson called a special meeting for the Bedford City Commissioners March 7 to update them on the wastewater treatment plant and FEMA’s reimbursement.

    The commissioners voted at their February meeting to obtain a 20-year bond to complete all phases laid out by FEMA from the 2015 storm. Robinson told the commissioners he received an email denying funding for the city’s portion of the work.

  • Rough start in '69 for Raiders turns into district, region hopefuls

    The Trimble County High School basketball team got off to a rough beginning with the onset of calendar year 1969, losing three in a row. The Raiders were overwhelmed by Henry County at home on Friday, Jan. 3. The Trimble Democrat account of the game stated “there was a certain pall of awareness about things to come, the feeling born out of observation of what was happening to Trimble’s high scoring Neil Bryan.”

  • APBA brings historic Gold Cup back to Madison

    Competition for the most treasured prize in motorsports is returning locally to the banks of the Ohio River this summer after an absence of 39 years.

    The American Power Boat Association Gold Cup race will be contested during the Madison Regatta and Roostertail Festival, set for July 4-7. The history of coveted bauble, sometimes called the “Golden Goblet,” dates to 1904 when it was contested for the first time on the Hudson River in New York.

  • Bedford Rotary selects Haney as annual speech contest winner

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Kentucky Rotary District 6710 is now completing its 25th annual speech contest, with the Bedford club as one of the 56 clubs participating once again. The contest is an opportunity for students to hone their speaking skills, and win prize money. Club level contests are part of a four-part program, with contests at sectional, regional and finally district-level programs completed each spring.

  • Blair to lead Banner, News-Democrat in new dual editor role

    Today’s paper is a return to where a professional career began for Trimble Banner editor Jacob Blair.

    Following the departure of editor Kristin Beck, Blair assumes the editor’s role at The News-Democrat and will continue in the role at the Bedford newspaper. He served as a summer intern for The News-Democrat back in the summer of 2014. He has been a contributing writer for several stories since taking over as Trimble Banner editor in his hometown last year.

  • Raiders reflect on historic 1968-69 basketball season

    In the fall of 1968, President Lyndon Baines Johnson occupied the White House during the height of a conflict to prevent communism from taking over South Vietnam in Southeast Asia. A group of young men from Trimble County had become engaged in that war in October with the Kentucky National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, based in Carrollton. Other Trimble countians were combatants in that war with various military units.