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  • Area officials excited about bridge project

    The Trimble Banner

    MADISON, Ind. –“We are so excited,” said Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, smiling broadly after a Monday news conference with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Madison’s City Hall.

    Stevens said he and other Trimble officials are thrilled to see the project moving forward, especially “after seeing things go backward, with the weight-limit reduction, and the poor rating [of the bridge].”

  • State, federal officials commit to funding bridge project

    The Trimble Banner

     

    MADISON, Ind. – There were no surprises in Monday’s news conference with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at Madison’s City Hall.

    LaHood, who earlier in the day had visited officials with the Louisville bridges project in Jeffersonville, Ind., was escorted into Madison by Indiana Congressman Baron Hill to personally pledge the $20 million in federal grants awarded to the Milton-Madison Bridge project.

  • Chism to serve 1 year in jail

    The Trimble Banner

    A former Trimble County High School teacher was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 18, to one year in jail with five years’ conditional discharge on a single count of first-degree sexual assault.

  • Westside Fire continues to upgrade equipment

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department recently replaced a unit in its fleet as it continues to update its equipment. Chief Clyde Rowlett said the department purchased a 1985 Pierce Arrow fire engine from a dealer out of Indianapolis, Ind., for $16,000 on Feb. 18. It was formerly used by the Washington-Township Fire Department in Indianapolis.

  • New center addresses seniors’ needs

    A new program available through Carroll County Memorial Hospital will help area seniors learn how to deal with life’s obstacles. The Senior Living Program addresses the needs of “any senior who is having life issues that they are having a difficult time coping with,” RN Director Dawn Hoop said. The program serves seniors

  • Cartmell, Winn reflect on ‘50s, ’60s this week

    While students at Cartmell Elementary School are celebrating the 1960s this week, Kathryn Winn Primary students are celebrating the decade of the 1950s. The special reflections are being held in conjunction with events scheduled at the schools Thursday and Friday. Cartmell students are celebrating the 1960s in anticipation of opening a time

  • Floyd’s Jewelry closes after 23 years in business

    Floyd’s Jewelry, located at 2551 Hwy 227, next door to Kroger, has closed after 23 years and is in the process of liquidating inventory via auction. The auction was held over two days last weekend and will continue this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. “We just had more (inventory) than we anticipated,” store owner

  • Huff county’s top speller for 2010

    The Trimble Banner

    The contest to determine which of the county’s four top spellers would represent Trimble at the regional Spelling Bee in Louisville was quick, but not so painless.

    Held Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Bedford Elementary School library, the county spelling bee pitted BES fifth-grader Emily Line against Trimble County Middle School sixth-grader Austin Huff, Milton Elementary fourth-grader Savanna Putman and county homeschool winner Sabrina Moll. 

  • HERE WE SNOW AGAIN ...

    The Trimble Banner

    Last week’s “one-two punch” from Old Man Winter apparently was only a warm-up for Monday’s near-blizzard snowstorm.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    ‘Alice in Wonderland’

    postponed to Feb. 26-27

    The Trimble County High School Drama Club has postponed its stage presentation of the Lewis Carroll classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” originally set for this weekend, Feb. 12-13.