Today's News

  • 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.

  • State crews begin 'microsurfacing' US 42


    LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for a preventive maintenance project on U.S. 42 in Henry and Trimble counties. This project involves the application of a cost-effective treatment, known as microsurfacing, to extend the life of the pavement. Work will address 14.5 miles of roadway beginning at the Oldham/Henry County line and extending east through Henry and Trimble counties, ending at the Trimble/Carroll County line.

  • Proposed sludge farm operator had past violation with Henry facility

    A company looking at starting wastewater operations in Trimble County was cited earlier this year by the Kentucky Division of Water for violations at an already existing operation.

  • Hope Health Clinic providing medical care to those in need

    Medical care is a necessity of life, just as important as food and shelter. Yet, for too many people, even primary healthcare can be prohibitively expensive. For those struggling to obtain healthcare, the Hope Health Clinic in La Grange is looking to change that.

  • Bedford commissioners OK funding application for sewer expansion

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    A special called meeting for Bedford city commissioners to approve a resolution to apply for Clean Water State Revolving Fund took place at 5 p.m. July 30 at Bedford city hall. This was in regards to the city’s planned sewer expansion.

  • Bedford commission approves cemetery gravel road repair

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    A need to stop speeders on the gravel road connecting the Bedford Cemetery to Equity Drive by the library was discussed by Bedford city commissioners during the commission’s July 16 meeting.

  • Bray's Market now part of Pharm, LLC

    A long-standing fixture in Trimble County’s agritourism heritage opened for business this season with new operators.

    Pharm, LLC (Production Hemp Agriculture Research Management) opened the Pharm Roadside Market at Bray’s last month. The company is owned by Evan Ogburn, John Ogburn, Jonathan Turner, Chris Yates and Michael Yates. Pharm, LLC has planted about 90 acres of high CBD near Bedford this season, according to the company’s monthly newsletter.

  • Bedford Postmaster Dewitt retires

    When Denise Dewitt came to the Bedford Post Office in August 2005 to serve as postmaster, it was her second postmaster’s role during her time with the United States Postal Service. This week, Dewitt puts the stamp on her 36-year postal service career.

    Dewitt was originally employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a NPLSM clerk.

    “They didn’t have automation back then and we went in and had to key every letter on the machine. Had to know the zip codes, the schemes,” she said.

  • Deteriorating private roads cause concern for county EMS

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County EMS Director William McCoy approached the Trimble County Fiscal Court with concerns about non-county roads that have fallen in disarray.

    McCoy, also the Bedford fire chief, cited a recent incident when EMS and fire departments were dispatched to a house fire at the end of Cedar Hill Road off Mt. Pleasant Road. When crews arrived, they found it was actually an illegal burn. In getting to the location, however, one of the fire trucks sustained thousands of dollars in damage.