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  • Bidding process starts for bridge-replacement project

    The Trimble Banner With funding in place for the $131 million replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, the actual project begins in earnest this week, as officials begin advertising for bid proposals from qualified contractors and design firms. Potential bidders will be able to request a “contract book” from either the Indiana Department of Transp

  • High water, rain does not stop River Sweep volunteers

    Despite early morning rain and high river levels, 90-100 people showed up Saturday morning at Point Park to participate in the 21st annual Carroll County River Sweep. “I think all things considered, it went very well,” Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said. Participants cleaned up the Ohio and the Kentucky riverbanks, as well as

  • IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

    Carroll County emergency services personnel put their skills to the test June 16 with a disaster drill that involved the simulated release of two hazardous chemicals in separate incidents. The drill, coordinated by Carroll County Emergency Services, began at 9:20 a.m. with a scenario where hydrochloric acid was accidentally released at Dow C

  • Prestonville dedicates city park

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson joined Prestonville Mayor Robert “Spike” Barnes Saturday in dedicating the city’s park, which has been under construction for more than a year. The county and city have worked together to “provide a place for children to have things to do and play and be safe,” Tomlinson said. Barnes thanked the county for its assistance saying the city could not have completed the park without the assistance of fiscal court.

  • Green Acres residents out of the loop

    Frustrated. That’s the feeling of residents at Green Acres Mobile Home Park after owner John Davis’ permit was suspended by the Three Rivers District Health Department June 3. The action, based on violations found at the mobile home park, left its residents with 35 days from that date to move. But as of Thursday, June 17, some

  • Library grant to benefit adult literacy program

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded a $12,776 grant to Carroll County Public Library to help enhance the educational services offered to those in the community. This is the second straight year the library has received the grant, which runs from May to May, Youth Services Librarian Leslie Sutherland said. An organization may recei

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Website updated for bridge project The Milton-Madison Bridge project website has been upgraded with many features designed to help those who cross the Ohio River span to get to jobs, shopping or other activities. Easier to navigate, the site now allows users to keep up with real-time information about closures and, once construction begins, ferry schedules. Users also can subscri

  • Historic 1929 film restored, preserved

    The Trimble Banner A significant piece of local history soon will return to Historic Madison Inc. The original 1929 film shot during the opening of the Milton-Madison Bridge is on it’s way back home, along with DVD copies to be distributed to historical societies and officials on both sides of the river. Dean Plionis of Colorlab in R

  • A TRIUMPHANT RETURN

    The Trimble Banner The sweltering heat and late-evening threat of rain may have forced an early end to this year’s Trimble County Relay for Life, but didn’t dampen spirits of the volunteers. Relay is a community event – held nationwide – that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams sell items and offer activities to raise fund

  • Academy aims to ease transition to middle school

    The Trimble Banner The transition from elementary to middle school can be one of the toughest for young people, but a program at Trimble County Middle School is designed to ease the stress for incoming sixth-graders this year. Principal Mike Genton is hoping for 100 percent turnout for the Sixth-Grade Academy at TCMS