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  • Bates hired to supervise Milton Water Department

    The Trimble Banner A Carroll County man was hired last week by Milton City Commission to take over the city’s water and sewer department. Mark Bates, a Carroll Fiscal Court magistrate and farmer from Ghent, Ky., was tapped for the job, Mayor Denny Jackson said in a phone interview Monday. “He’s sharp as a tack, and someon

  • Technology expected to boost TCMS test scores

    The Trimble Banner Trial runs of programs to be implemented next year at Trimble County Middle School show promise for helping the school climb out of Tier 1 status under the federal No Child Left Behind program, according to Principal Mike Genton. Tier 1 status means the school fell short of educational goals established by NCLB. In 2008-0

  • Carroll’s Big Brothers/Sisters launched

    The Carroll County chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is now official. Several components had to be finalized before the agency could be officially launched, according to the Rev. Chris White, chairman of the local agency’s board of directors. “Our budget for 2010 had to be in place. We had to have a board of directors and we h

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Calling all artists ... entries sought for library show Entries are being sought for the Judith Pratt Shields Memorial Art Exhibition to run through June at Trimble County Public Library. Applications are available at the library, or contact Lynn Horine at (502) 255-7500 or via e-mail at lhorine@insightbb.com Sub-missions

  • Road plan topic of Milton city

    The Trimble Banner Two residents attended a public hearing Monday at Milton City Hall held to help identify roads that should be given priority during the upcoming fiscal year. City Clerk Shannon Hoskins told Milton commissioners earlier this month that about $20,000 would be available in the 2010-11 city budget. Kenneth McCoy and Joe

  • Schools set SBDM council elections

    The election for parent members of the 2010-11 Bedford Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council is 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 13, in the school lobby. Candidates are Tony Walker, Leigh Ralston, Stacey Melvin and John Ogburn. At Milton Elementary School, the SBDM Council election for parent members on

  • PARTNERS IN SOLVING CRIME

    The Trimble Banner In a darkened conference room at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 headquarters in Campbellsburg, representatives from law-enforcement agencies throughout the six counties in the Post 5 district were learning to use a new website intended to aid in drug investigations. The site is set up as a sort of database, where officers and detectives give share limited but

  • CORRECTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS

    On Page 7 of the May 5, 2010, issue, Stephen Stark was mistakenly identified as an unopposed candidate.

    Don McCarty also is seeking the magistrate seat for District 4 and will be on the ballot May 18.

  • City leaders eye incentive options to aid downtown

    Local officials continuedto discuss potential changes to the Enterprise Incentive Program, which is designed to spur economic growth in downtown Carrollton. “The idea for EIP was to help someone start a new business or somebody who had an existing business that needed some help, but … what we need is to do is attract new busine

  • Vietnam memorial arrives next week, volunteers sought

    “The Moving Wall,” the half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will arrive in Carrollton on Wednesday, May 19, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. The exhibit will be on display at General Butler State Resort Park on May 20-23, and will be dismantled on