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Today's News

  • State leading in govt. internet access

    Over the last dozen or so years, and largely in lockstep with the increased popularity of the internet, there has been a welcome surge in government transparency.  What might have taken days for interested citizens to gather in the past can now be found online in a matter of seconds.

  • Richmonds to observe 62 years

    Donald and Ruby Richmond, will observe their 62nd wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on December 22, 1950 in Milton by the late Rev. Harry Wood. The couple resides at 379 S. Spillman Lane in Milton. They have five children: Bev, Pam, Greg, Mike and Jan; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and are expecting their first great-great-grandchild.

  • Apel named to All-State Band

    Trimble County High School junior bandsman Christian Apel has qualified for the prestigious honor of representing TCHS in the All-State Concert Band. Elite instrumentalists from around the Commonwealth were selected for the honor during a rigorous series of auditions by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

    “Christian is a junior clarinet player in the band program,” Trimble County Band Director Matthew Leedy said. “He is first chair of his section and has been for the past five years.”

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Dec. 19
    Yoga in Madison, 416 West Street in Downtown Madison, is hosting a Candlelight All Levels Yoga Class Benefit for The American Red Cross from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The will be collecting cash and/or checks toward all of the essentials people need in times of an emergency. For more information call 812-701-0284 or go to www.yogainmadison.com.
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the School Administration Building on Wentworth Ave. at 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Christmas Holiday Closings

    The following business closures have been announced for the holidays:

    Trimble County Schools are closed Thurs., Dec.20 through Weds., Jan. 2, 2013 and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

    Bedford City Hall and Morgan Community Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. They will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 for New Years.

    Rumpke garbage pickup will be on Dec. 26.
    Milton City Hall and Water and Sewer Dept. will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

    Courthouse closings:

  • Bedford Commission tackles sewer bills, awards Rumpke bid

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    Special to The Trimble Banner


    At the final 2012 meeting, members of the Bedford City Commission voted to more strongly enforce the city’s sewage service turn-off policy and accepted Rumpke’s 2013 trash pick-up bid.

  • Milton Commission OK’s smoking ban, new projects for needy

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    Special to The Trimble Banner


    Next year, those who smoke could face fines if they light up too closely to city-owned Milton buildings.


    The Milton City Commission approved a new ordinance that prohibits smoking within city-owned buildings and not less than 10 feet from entrances. Violators could face $50 fines for each occurrence.
    The new smoking rule will go into effect upon publication. Signs posted at city properties will advise residents of the regulations.

  • County to study insurance premium tax

    Trimble County Fiscal Court is studying methods to generate new monies to replace what Judge-Executive Jerry Powell termed “a hit of between $400,000 and $500,000 a year from the landfill of decreased volume and revenues that we’re short.”

  • School officials review safety procedures in wake of Conn. shooting

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge Project reaches milestone

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Milton-Madison Bridge Project reached another milestone this week as the last steel beam was lifted into place on the new truss bridge. But, with the truss – or steel framework – still sitting on temporary piers, there are several crucial steps that must take place before the new bridge is complete in late spring 2013.