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Today's News

  • Local officials sworn in for new term
  • Homecoming court | December 2018

    Trimble County Junior Senior High School’s homecoming basketball game will be Friday night. Homecoming candidates below include (seated, left to right) Chandler Reed, Shelby Wilcoxson, Jacob Brown, Lauren Haney, Josh Petty, Abby Ponder, (standing, left to right) Loren Wallace, Billy Bell, Laken Taylor, Kenny Payton, Ashlynn Cissell and Logan Clifford.

  • Miracle among 4 finalists for 'superintendent of the year'

    Trimble County Schools Superintendent Steve Miracle was recently recognized by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) as one of four finalists for the Superintendent of the Year award.

    Miracle, who has served as superintendent since July 2015, said the finalists were selected by committee and that to even apply for the award, he had to first be nominated by another KASA member.

    “(Once) you’re notified of the nomination, you have to accept it,” Miracle said. “If you do, you have to fill out the application.”

  • Sheriff's office receives donation from health department
  • Milton City Commission 'opts out' of planning, zoning

    When the discussion on planning and zoning began more than two years ago, county leaders approached the cities of Bedford and Milton with a request to have a joint planning commission with representatives from both cities and the county-at-large. At Thursday’s special called Milton City Commission meeting, the commissioners decided zoning was not the road they wanted to travel down and backed out of the agreement.

    “We do need to put this to bed one way or the other,” Milton Mayor Denny Jackson said during the opening of the meeting.

  • Heltons help deck the halls at vice president’s residence

    A single comment from years ago helped start a chain of events that ended with Jan Helton on a trip last month to help with trimming the Christmas trees and preparing decor at a notable residence in our nation’s capital.

    “Back in the ‘90s I saw (the White House decor) on HGTV and I told my boys when they were little, I said I’d love to do that someday,” said Helton, a Madison resident who works for the United States Postal Service in Milton. “Just making a comment, never expecting it to become a reality.”

  • Bedford Christian Church ready for annual performance next week

    BY SUE FISHER | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Christian Church will present its annual Christmas play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at the church, 209 U.S. 42 in Bedford. The play is free and open to the public.

  • Pollock sworn in as judge-executive

    Retiring Judge-Executive Jerry Powell (right) administers the oath of office to Trimble County Judge-Executive Todd Pollock on Friday. Pollock (left), scheduled to begin his first term in January, was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve the final month remaining of Powell’s term.  

  • Light Up Bedford activities set for this Saturday

    For this year’s Light Up Bedford, the city and many community groups have scheduled a full day this Saturday of different activities for all ages.

    The day begins for Bedford Elementary students and family from 8 a.m. until noon for breakfast with Santa at the school. Once the breakfast is finished, the remainder of the activities will take place in town. Shopping with vendors for Christmas items begins at 11 a.m. inside the Morgan Community Center.

  • Trimble CARES jousts with the Juul

    An issue Trimble CARES has worked on addressing in the junior and senior high school recently garnered national scrutiny. What’s the issue? Juuling.

    The word is derived from the Juul, a brand of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System intended for adult users.