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Today's News

  • Milton Black and Gold Reunion donates to MES

    The Milton Elementary School has received a donation from former students of the Milton High School.

  • Court unanimously OKs second reading of sewer ordinance

    The City of Bedford’s wastewater system expansion is one step closer to reality after the Trimble County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance that would require residents within 300 feet to tap on to the system during a special-called meeting Monday night.

  • Local farmers turn to Connecticut tobacco crops

    BY TIM HENDRICK | The Trimble Banner

    Local tobacco farmers are facing diminishing returns in burley tobacco and two Trimble County producers are producing Connecticut wrapper tobacco for the Dominican Republic cigar industry.

    Brian Young and Andy Sachleben have contracts to raise two acres each of the tobacco in the experimental trial. This is the first year of growing the crop in Kentucky and they both are looking at alternatives to increase return on the acre.

    “I just have growing tobacco in my blood,” Young said.

  • Sheriff’s office sees uptick in calls this summer

    Throughout this summer, there has been an increase in the amount of calls for service handled by the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office.

    “The main reason for the increase in calls is the numbers at the state police post have gone down,” Sheriff Charlie Kelton said. “Before the summer, I added Deputy (Jim) Mitchell as a night shift deputy...he’s covering a majority of the calls at night.”

  • Sewer expansion, trash rate focus for Bedford commissioners

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Bedford city commissioners continued talking about expanding the city’s sewer system during its meeting Aug. 20.

  • 29th Apple Festival is Sept. 7-8

    BY SUE FISHER | Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Apple Festival returns for the 29th time Sept. 7-8 at the courthouse square in Bedford.

    The two-day weekend allows for time to experience great food, buy handcrafted items, listen to music and participate in activities for children and families. Admission is free to the event which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • School board names Wilcoxson superintendent

    BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO | The Trimble Banner

    Jessica Wilcoxson was sworn in as superintendent of Trimble County Schools during the Trimble County Board of Education’s regular meeting Aug. 20. Wilcoxson served as interim superintendent during a search for candidates to fill the vacated position.

  • Court approves new deputy judge-executive, admin assistant

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    It took less than five minutes Monday evening for the Trimble County Fiscal Court to approve Judge-Executive Todd Pollock’s appointment of Lisa Mosely as the new deputy judge-executive and Crystal Whitice as the administrative assistant.

    Magistrates Kenny Green, J.D. Jones, Chris Liter and Kirby Melvin voted the pay scale for Mosely at $14.99 per hour for a 40-hour week. Whitice’s position was approved for a 20-hour week at $11.30 per hour.

  • Officials field sludge farm questions in public meeting

    Robert Olds from R&R Septic and Excavating Services withdrew his pending landfarm application for the proposed sludge farm off McKinney Lane. This meant a public hearing, officially recording responses from residents, was canceled. However, officials from the Energy and Environment Cabinet still hosted a meeting to answer questions from a crowd of a couple hundred residents wanting to know more about the state’s permitting process and criteria for landfarming.

  • Zoning repeal tabled to next fiscal court meeting

    The discussion on the future of planning and zoning in Trimble County continues as the Trimble County Fiscal Court voted to table the second reading of an ordinance to repeal planning and zoning on Friday.