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  • TC school board levies 4 percent property tax increase

    The Trimble Banner A tax increase and bond refinancing were topics of the Aug. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The board voted 3-1 in favor of a 4 percent increase in real estate and personal property tax rates, raising the rate from 58.6 cents per $100 of assessed value to 61 cents. Bob Waggoner of School Management Associates said the levy should generate $

  • County tax rates held at ’09 levels

    The Trimble Banner Real estate and personal property tax rates in Trimble County will remain the same in 2010-11 as they were for 2009-10. Trimble County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 16, to hold the tax rate on real property at 7.20 cents per $100 of assessed value. That means the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $

  • Milton to name city park ballfield for late mayor

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners voted Thursday, Aug. 12, to name the ballfield at Milton City Park in honor of the city’s longtime mayor, Donnie Oakley, who died in September. The ballfield will be named for Oakley on Friday, Sept. 17, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony to kick off Community Appreciation Day at the park. Activities will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    ‘Groovy’ comes to Bedford Bash Friday “Having a Groovy Time” is the theme for this year’s Bedford Bash, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank parking lot, downtown. The Bedford Rotary will be selling hamburgers and the VFD will be having its annual fish fry. There will be

  • Back to school at Christian Academy
  • Smith to run as write-in; four seek mayor’s post

    Carroll County voters this fall will have plenty of decisions to make, as many of the city races are contested and write-in candidates have filed for the sheriff and district two constable races. Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith will be running as a write-in candidate this fall, according to records provided by deputy county clerk Patti Mefford.

  • Historic Ghent home damaged by arsonist

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson that occurred at an historic home in Ghent late Friday. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw responded to a call at 10:30 p.m. at The Poet’s House Bed and Breakfast, 501 Main Street in Ghent. There, Shaw found that a perpetrator or perpetrators ha

  • City looks to increase tax rate by 4 percent

    Carrollton City Council unanimously passed the first reading for a 4 percent increase on the advalorem tax rate for 2010-11 at its meeting Aug. 9. The second reading will take place at its next meeting, Aug. 23. Ordinance 2010-12 set the advalorem tax rate at 29 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation on all real property and all personal t

  • Ky. Speedway owner hopes plans take flight

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith plans to spare no expense in getting Kentucky Speedway ready for its inaugural Sprint Cup race, which is less than 11 months away. Smith announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, the facility will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. SMI owns

  • Transfer of proposed JCTC campus site to cost $600,000

    Transfer of property formerly associated with Easter Seals Camp Kysoc from Cardinal Hills Healthcare System to the Kentucky Department of Parks is imminent, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Thirty of the 124-acres are expected to be deeded almost immediately thereafter to the Jefferson Communi