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Today's News

  • Area officials, public offered Open Meetings/Open Records seminar

    I would like to extend my gratitude to the Kentucky Press Association, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. Spurred by a suggestion I made to KPA Executive Director David Thompson last month, these three Kentucky journalism heavy-hitters have scheduled a Sunshine Seminar for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thur

  • A FALL WITHOUT RAIN?

    The Trimble Banner

    With no significant rainfall recorded in Trimble County since Aug. 16, the soil moisture level is “desperately low,” county Extension agent Mike Pyles said Tuesday, Oct. 12.

  • Stauffer Drive residents plan to vote for Callis

    Editor: We are the citizens of Stauffer Farms in southern Trimble County. We have been pleading with the county for the last year to pave Stauffer Drive, which is a gravel road. The dust is choking us and is straining our air-conditioning units. Magistrate Kirby Melvin disregards our calls and ignores our complaints. We have been attending Fiscal Court meetings every month, pleading our

  • Bedford panel OKs purchase for center

    The Trimble Banner Bedford City Commissioners voted Tuesday in a special meeting to pay for installation of a grease trap in the kitchen at the Morgan Community Center on Victory Avenue. The total cost is $235. Assistant city clerk Rita Davis said Joe Simpson, a licensed plumber, has offered to donate his time to install the trap. Commissioner Todd Pollock said health department officials tol

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    SNIP Clinic accepting cats for low-cost spay/neuter The Kentucky Humane Society’s SNIP Clinic low-cost spay/neuter program returns to Morgan Community Center on Monday, Nov. 8. The clinic will be accepting cats only for spay and neuter, as well as rabies shots. Space is limited; cost is $20 for females and $15 for males. Surgery will be done in Eminence. For more information or to reserv

  • TCHS Raiders reap long-awaited victory

    The Trimble Banner The rain may not come to Trimble County anytime soon, but the drought for the Raiders’ football team has finally ended. The Raiders played strong and were rewarded with a 30-20 win against the Bracken County Polar Bears during Friday night’s home game, Oct. 8. It is the first win for the Raiders, who stand at 1-7 for the season. The start of the game, however,

  • Search group grateful for fund-raiser support

    Editor: The Trimble County Emergency Search Unit has had a good year. We have had several members certified in “man tracking,” basic search and rescue, and wilderness/advanced first aid. We would like to say thank-you to everyone who helped by buying ice cream at our fund-raising booths at the Trimble County Fair, the Bedford Bash and the Trimble County Apple Festival. We do appre

  • Make Halloween a safe night for children

    Editor: Halloween in Trimble County is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Here are some simple ways to make trick-or-treating a safe experience for children. Many Halloween accidents, from skinned knees to pedestrian traffic fatalities, can be traced to a child’s inability to see steps, curbs and vehicles because of ill-fitting masks. Be sure your child’s mask so that he or she can see obs

  • Stevens issues countywide burn ban

    The Trimble Banner Judge-Executive Randy Stevens issued a “burn ban” for Trimble County during Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting. The ban was effective as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Issuing the ban “is not to say these fires were caused by neglect, but [we’re] trying to do what we can to protect the community,” Stevens explained. Though 38 counties so far have is

  • City may pull plug on ‘Light Up Bedford’

    The Trimble Banner To Light Bedford or not to Light up Bedford – that was the question discussed during Monday’s regular meeting of Bedford City Commission. The city-sponsored event, which has been ongoing for many years, showcases Courthouse Square as Christmas lights are switched on and carols are sung. There is music, storytelling and, of course, Santa Claus, as well as an open