Today's News

  • Historical society to host May meeting in new location

    BY HILDA PARRISH | President, Trimble County Historical Society

    The Trimble County Historical Society President called a special meeting in February 2019 to clear unfinished business from 2018. Those present were the officers, Board of Directors and all committee chairs.

    There have been changes made to the By-Laws. A new packet will be handed out during the May 18 meeting. The society approved to purchase insurance to cover liability so we can go forward with work at the old stone jail.

  • Organ donor registry passes 2 million

    LEXINGTON – During a riveting and at times emotional press conference held in Lexington Monday morning, Trust For Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has over two million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, all of which support the lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation and education.

  • Moffett Cemetery conditions draw attention on social media group

    For more than 200 years, prominent Trimble Countians have called Moffett Cemetery their eternal resting place. However, the cemetery drew attention online last week when conversations began about the maintenance and upkeep in a social media group online.

    Discussants noted a ripped American flag hanging off a leaning flagpole, lots of tree branches lying around and plots where the grass had thinned or was nearly non-existent.

    The Banner reached out to Trevor Lytle, director of Lytle Welty Funeral Homes in Madison, Ind. for more information.

  • Board might not renew Miracle's contract

    UPDATE: After the Banner's press time, the Trimble County Board of Education announced a special-called meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Central Office to discuss whether to renew the superintendent's contract. Information from the meeting will be in the May 2 edition of the Banner.

    -- The original story from Thursday's print edition appears below. --

    It appears that Trimble County Schools Superintendent Steve Miracle’s days as the top official in the district could be numbered.

  • Farmers, artisan market opens for business May 18

    BY HILDA PARRISH | The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Farmers and Artisans Market representatives Michael Aldridge and Trisha Wingham presented the rules and regulations to the Bedford City Commissioners Tuesday night, April 16.

    A vendor in the new community business starting Saturday, May 18 can obtain an application for $10. Two options are listed for each vendor. One is $75 for the entire season ending the second Saturday in November or $10 per Saturday. The market will take place on Saturdays at the Courthouse Square.

  • Signature helps honor Gladys Penick

    Signature HealthCARE of Trimble County had a celebration Thursday to celebrate Gladys Penick’s lifelong contributions to Trimble County. Penick and the Rev. Gregg Fisher sang the first and last lines of Amazing Grace for the crowd of 75 or so people to hear. Fisher spoke of Penick and how she is an active participant in Wednesday morning devotionals at Signature.

  • 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.