Today's News

  • FEMA OKs Coopers Bottom repair

    Magistrates received some welcomed news from Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark at Monday’s quarterly meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court.

    “They (FEMA) finally approved us being able to spend the money to fix Coopers Bottom,” Stark said.

    Coopers Bottom Road was damaged by river flooding in February 2018. The estimated cost from FEMA totals repairs at $442,358.50. Out of that, FEMA would cover $331,768. The state would provide 13 percent and the remaining 12 percent, around $53,000, would be paid for by the county.

  • Bedford Rotary lunch wagon starts up Tuesday

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    The Bedford Rotary club will again be serving lunches at the courthouse this year.

    The club’s first event will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Offerings include BBQ, cheeseburgers and hamburgers, pork chop sandwiches, hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, cookies and drinks.

    All proceeds to benefit local service projects. The Rotary Club welcomes the entire community to attend and partake.

  • Fire departments fighting illegal burns

    During Thursday’s Milton City Commission regular meeting, fire chief Jason Long described the problems the department has had recently with illegal burns.

    Long said the department as responded to two illegal burns last month and four already this month. One of the burns was on April 2 off Purvis Lane. He said that particular burn got out of control and almost burned down the property owner’s house.

    Mayor Denny Jackson said he saw two fires in roadside ditches.

  • Bedford again delays zoning vote

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Bedford city commissioners intended to get a closer look with the county’s proposed zoning ordinance in a special-called meeting Tuesday night.

  • Little Free Libraries launch at city halls

    The Little Free Library at Milton City Hall. Pictured are Delores Ginn, Rick Hamilton and two of the Girl Scouts from Troop 2281.When the photo was taken, the Little Free Library was already receiving its first patrons. Bedford City Hall also has one of the Little Free Libraries installed.

  • Drake talks to Rotary on county improvement

    BY CHARLES LISTON | Special to the Banner

    Teena Drake became the Trimble County solid waste coordinator in January and has launched into her new role ideas and goals for making Trimble County even more attractive than it already is.

  • Karns receives Ky. libraries 'Fresh Faces' award


    LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Public Library Association recognized the first recipients of its Fresh Faces initiative as part of the awards luncheon at its annual spring conference March 28 in Lexington.

    Honorees received a full complimentary registration to the conference, recognition online and in print, and opportunities to learn from KPLA executive leadership, committee chairs, and fellow Fresh Faces participants at committee meetings and other events.

  • Apple Festival awards grants to organizations

    BY SUE FISHER | Special to the Banner

    The Trimble County Apple Festival is pleased to announce the awarding of its 2019 grants, part of the group’s mission “to raise funds for local schools, civic and community groups or activities which support and promote the betterment of our children, citizens and/or community.”

  • Junior/senior high students hear Ted talk
  • Wood to retire from USPS

    Today’s edition of the Trimble Banner will be the last one delivered to residents of Bedford’s Route 3 by rural carrier Cinda Wood. Wood retires tomorrow from the Bedford Post Office after more than 22 years with the United States Postal Service.

    Wood’s venture into the postal service began when she was responsible for cleaning the post office in Milton. Her husband, Pete Wood, was a mail carrier at Milton when one of the regular carriers was going to take a year off for maternity leave.