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  • City OKs revised nuisance ordinance

    Landmark News Service

    The city of Bedford has beefed up its nuisance ordinance to address debris, abandonded buildings and other situations.

    City commissioners on July 20 approved the second reading of the Revised Nuisance Ordinance, which gives city officials  authority to file liens against properties that fail to comply.

    The goal is to get any nuisance situations rectified.

    Property owners in violation of the ordinance will receive letters from the city detailing the problem.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Milton man charged with sex abuse of minor

    A Milton, Ky., man faces charges of first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years old and tampering with physical evidence.

    Giovanni Vanleeve, 44, was arrested Saturday, July 18, on those charges, as well as one count of violating a domestic violence protective order.

  • Auction to raise funds for library

    The Trimble County Public Library is hosting an auction sponsored by the  Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Life Insurance Company at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Items for sale will be on display Friday, July 31, during regular library hours.

    The company will give a matching grant for funds raised during the auction to the library. Proceeds will be used to buy books and equipment needed for the people of the community to use at the library.

  • Powell state’s top superintendent for 2nd year

    Landmark News Service

    For the second time in three years, Trimble County High School graduate Josh Powell has been named School Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

    A member of the Class of 1993 and former Trimble teacher, Powell is the youngest superintendent in Kentucky, serving the Union County School Corporation in Morganfield, Ky.

    Powell is the son of TCHS alumni Billy Joe Powell and the late Suzanne Graham.

  • Signature to offer new community program

    The Trimble Banner

    Signature Healthcare is preparing to launch a new program to offer aid to  employees, their families and other Trimble County residents when disaster strikes.

    Signature’s Compassion Fund is a nonprofit grant program for anyone in the communities in which the company operates its facilities, said spokeswoman Erica Staley.

    To explain how the program works, Signature has invited the community at large to its launch from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Bedford facility on Shepard Lane.

  • Water District plans event to thank customers

    Doughnuts and coffee in the morning and hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks in the afternoon comprise the menu for Trimble County Water District’s Community Appreciation Day, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 31.

    Hot-air balloon rides were planned, but have been cancelled because of weather. 

    Picnic foods at lunch also will include baked beans, slaw, tenderloin, potato wedges and desserts.

    Door prizes and give-aways will also be offered to those who attend.

    The event will be held at the district office, 34 E. Morgan Drive, Bedford.

  • Messer Bank robbery case moves to federal court

    All charges against two defendants in the Jan. 23 First National Bank robbery have been dismissed without prejudice Monday, July 27, following a federal court indictment.

     Cecil Messer, 46, has been indicted by the federal court on bank robbery charges so in an effort to avoid a double jeopardy problem the Commonwealth’s indictment has been dismissed without prejudice, meaning the charges could be re-filed if necessary, special prosecutor Kurt Kruthoffer said.

  • Hospital imposes layoffs, cutbacks

    Twenty employee positions have been permanently eliminated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and those remaining on the job will be making less per hour and working less hours.

    A minimum of 12 employees have been laid off, some of the positions were eliminated due to attrition, Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey said in a interview. “We looked at every department across the board to make these cuts and they came from almost all departments.”

  • Pate charged with sexual abuse of a minor

    Datren Lamar Pate, 27, a former assistant with youth services of the United Pentecostal Church in Carrollton has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police on sex abuse charges involving a minor.

    The KSP report states Pate was arrested Tuesday, July 21 and was charged with one count of third-degree sodomy, a class D felony and two counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, class B felonies.

    Pate is currently being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.  

  • Camp Invention

    Youngsters learned science can be fun last week as they took apart old electronic equipment and use it to build something like an egg launcher.

    This project was part of Camp Invention held July 13-17 at Cartmell Elementary daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. where 90 local children took part in learning about different aspects of science, according to local camp director Jonica Ray.