Today's News


    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.

  • Final Friday Night Lights program this weekend

    The Friday Night Lights season is drawing to a close with some gridiron action this week.

    The event lineup for Friday includes powderpuff games between the seventh and eighth graders followed by high school action between the freshman vs. seniors and sophomores vs. juniors.

    The championship will be played by the winning teams from the high school games.

  • High-Flying Frisbee dogs

    Team Zoom from Moraine, Ohio brought trick dogs to perform fast, high acrobatics with Frisbees and other tricks during two half-hour dog shows on Thursday, while Trimble County’s students were on fall break. Trimble County Public Library sponsored the event, which took place at the park.

  • Milton Elementary's landscaping gets spruce-up from LG&E

    Crews from Louisville Gas and Electric (above, left) work Thursday afternoon at Milton Elementary School to install new landscaping around the front of the building. Haley Turner said the project at Milton was the fourth time in the last four years that the company has completed a community service project. Previous projects include work at Good News Homes, painting at the junior/senior high school and work at the Trimble Senior Center.

    LG&E volunteered the time for installation while someone donated the plants and Abrams Nursery also contributed to the project. 

  • Ginn reflects on military service, recent honor flight experience

    Sept. 12 marked a feat for Carl Bernard “Bernie” Ginn. It was only the second time he ever flew onboard an airplane.

    The first time was flying back to Kentucky from Newark after serving during the Korean War in Germany, but this time the flight was to visit Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Bluegrass’ third flight of the year.

  • Shooting sports pancake breakfast is Saturday

    Getting all-you-can-eat pancakes on Saturday morning could be as easy as a drive to the Morgan Community Center in Bedford.

    The all-you-can-eat breakfast, which runs from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes pancakes, sausage patties, coffee, milk and orange juice. The door price is $6 for adults and children 11 and up, and $4 for children 10 and under. Reduced price pre-sale tickets are available from the extension office for $5 for adults and children 11 and up, and $3 for children 10 and under.

    Proceeds will benefit the Trimble County 4-H Shooting Sports program.

  • Bedford announces Halloween events

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    During the Bedford City Commission’s regular meeting Sept. 18, plans were announced for the city’s appreciation day and annual Halloween party.

    The appreciation day and annual Halloween party will be combined in an event on Saturday, Oct. 27. The dinner will be 4-5 p.m. at the community center, followed by the costume contest at 6 p.m. and a Bigfoot presentation at 6:30 p.m. Hayrides and pumpkin carving will be offered throughout the evening.