https://www.mytrimblenews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Truex Jr. repeats victory at Kentucky https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/truex-jr-repeats-victory-kentucky <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/truexjrburnout.jpg" alt="Martin Truex Jr. climbs out after a burnout to talk with the NBC Sports Network crew. While climbing out, his car was in gear and rolled down the banked frontstretch." title="Martin Truex Jr. climbs out after a burnout to talk with the NBC Sports Network crew. While climbing out, his car was in gear and rolled down the banked frontstretch." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY CHASE CAMPBELL</strong> | Landmark News Service</p> <p> SPARTA &ndash; At the annual Quaker State 400 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. showed the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers how one completely controls a race.</p> County clerk seeking Republicans to serve as election officials https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/county-clerk-seeking-republicans-serve-election-officials <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-07-18_at_2.19.26_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> The general election is now less than four months away, but before the polls open at 6 a.m. Nov. 6, there&rsquo;s still a lot of work that must be done.</p> <p> County Clerk Tina Browning is looking for help with some of that work, from interested Republicans within the county who would be able to work the polls on Election Day.</p> <p> &ldquo;The majority of our poll workers are Democrats,&rdquo; Browning said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s just really hard to find Republican workers and when I do, we&rsquo;re thrilled to have one.&rdquo;</p> Fiscal court tables ambulance bid until next meeting https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/fiscal-court-tables-ambulance-bid-until-next-meeting <p> Much of Monday&rsquo;s Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting revolved around discussion bids, for both buying and selling county property.</p> <p> The first bid on the agenda was requests for a new Trimble County EMS ambulance. Judge-Executive Jerry Powell opened the lone bid of $198,746 from Horton Emergency Vehicles. Tom Driggers, a sales representative, was in attendance at the meeting and fielded questions from magistrates.</p> Commissioners approve Charter franchise fee agreement https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/commissioners-approve-charter-franchise-fee-agreement <p> Milton City Commissioners gave approval for a franchise fee agreement with Charter Communications during its monthly meeting Thursday.</p> Kicking the habit: Group overcomes challenge of quitting smoking https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/kicking-habit-group-overcomes-challenge-quitting-smoking <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/smokingcessation.jpg" alt="Jordan Boyles, Elizabeth Price, Judy Jones and Teri Chester take a photo with smoking cessation group orchestrator Jami Lynn Hall-McElmore. The class was sponsored by the North Central District Health Department. " title="Jordan Boyles, Elizabeth Price, Judy Jones and Teri Chester take a photo with smoking cessation group orchestrator Jami Lynn Hall-McElmore. The class was sponsored by the North Central District Health Department. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY HILDA PARRISH</strong> | The Trimble Banner</p> <p> Pizzas, chip and dip, and cake were on the menu for a celebration party June 28 at the Morgan Community Center.</p> <p> North Central District Health Department with the main office in Shelbyville sponsored this Smoking Cessation class in Bedford for residents of Trimble County. The goal is to help smokers to stop but if one feels the need to smoke than there are ways to decrease the use of cigarettes.</p> Burkhardt snaps second in <i>Kentucky Living</i> photo contest https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/burkhardt-snaps-second-kentucky-living-photo-contest <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7-12_burkhardt.jpg" alt="Melissa Burkhardt earned second place in the “My Hometown” category of Kentucky Living’s annual photo contest. Burkhardt’s photo was of a winter sunrise behind the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. " title="Melissa Burkhardt earned second place in the “My Hometown” category of Kentucky Living’s annual photo contest. Burkhardt’s photo was of a winter sunrise behind the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Out of more than 1,400 photographs submitted as part of Kentucky Living&rsquo;s annual photo contest, one from Milton garnered recognition.</p> MISS MADISON TAKES GOVERNOR’S CUP IN REGATTA https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/miss-madison-takes-governor%E2%80%99s-cup-regatta <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/start_of_final.jpg" alt="Three hydros charge out of the second turn toward the start of the Unlimited final heat at Sunday&amp;#039;s Madison regatta. From left they are Tom Thompson in the U-11 Reliable Diamond Tool presents J&amp;amp;Ds, Andrew Tate in the U-9 Delta/RealTrac and eventual winner Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison. The fourth boat, U-440 driven by Dustin Echols, is hidden in the spray." title="Three hydros charge out of the second turn toward the start of the Unlimited final heat at Sunday&amp;#039;s Madison regatta. From left they are Tom Thompson in the U-11 Reliable Diamond Tool presents J&amp;amp;Ds, Andrew Tate in the U-9 Delta/RealTrac and eventual winner Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison. The fourth boat, U-440 driven by Dustin Echols, is hidden in the spray." align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> MADISON, Ind. &mdash; Race fans at last weekend&rsquo;s Madison Regatta enjoyed pleasant weather, cool breezes in the shade and sizzling hot racing on the river that culminated in a big win for the hometown team.</p> Coping with grief shapes Gibbons' approach to ministry https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/coping-grief-shapes-gibbons-approach-ministry <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7-12_gibbons.jpg" alt="Michael Gibbons and wife Margaret have returned to Trimble County as Michael began his pastorate at Milton United Methodist Church. Gibbons, who retired from the UMC Kentucky conference in 2016, previously served at pastor at Hickory Grove UMC in the late 1990s." title="Michael Gibbons and wife Margaret have returned to Trimble County as Michael began his pastorate at Milton United Methodist Church. Gibbons, who retired from the UMC Kentucky conference in 2016, previously served at pastor at Hickory Grove UMC in the late 1990s." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> A former Hickory Grove United Methodist Church minister has returned to a Trimble County pastorate.</p> <p> For this go-around, Michael Gibbons has accepted a call as the pastor of Milton United Methodist Church. Gibbons, who initially retired in 2016 after serving as senior pastor at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, said the conversation of heading to Milton started with a phone call from the church&rsquo;s district superintendent Susan Jinnett-Sack.</p>