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Today's News

  • 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

  • Fourth candidate not able to be contacted for interview

    Repeated attempts by newspaper staff writers to contact Walter “Smiley” Coghill, candidate for Carrollton mayor, were unsuccessful. Telephone numbers listed with the county clerk’s office and in the local phone book were disconnected. Staff writers then visited the address listed on the candidate’s filing paperwork on Oct. 6, but no one was home. A note, along with a busi

  • KHSAA football districts likely to realign in 2011

    A realignment plan pending final approval by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association would change the local district playoff picture for high school football beginning in 2011. Under the proposal Carroll County would continue to compete in Class 2-A District 5, but only one current district foe would remain after the realignment. Currently, the Panthers are aligned with Owen County, DeSal

  • Carroll County imposes ban on all outdoor burning

    A ban on outdoor burning in Carroll County was officially declared during yesterday’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. All outdoor burning in the county is prohibited under authority of KRS 149.401 and will remain in effect until rescinded by public notice. Drought conditions have prevailed throughout much of Kentucky for sev