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  • Bedford starts preparing for annual ‘Bash’

    The Trimble Banner Plans for the upcoming Bedford Bash topped the agenda Monday, July 19, during the Bedford City Commission meeting at city hall. Commissioners agreed to close Church Street from Victory Avenue to the West side of West Street around the courthouse for the event, set for 6-11 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 20, as has been done sinc

  • Christopher Todd Stout 1976-2010

    Carroll County residents came together in large numbers Friday to celebrate the life of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout and embrace his family. The county hosted a memorial service adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. Stout, who grew up in Worthville, was a

  • School district eyes tax increase

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 53.9 cents on real estate property and 53.9 cents on personal property. “Every year I have been here the board has taken

  • Potential bidders boast extensive bridge experience

    The Trimble Banner A mandatory meeting July 7 for contractors interested in bidding for the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project attracted five national and international bridge-construction firms, and their design partners, from across the United States. The meeting, facilitated by officials with the Indiana De

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Water District plans appreciation event Trimble County Water District is planning a Community Appreciation Day that’s bigger and better than last year’s event, which drew hundreds for free food and dozens of door prizes. Manager Darra Smith said hot-air balloon rides are on the agenda again this year, but this time will be offered in the evening from 7-9 p.m. Weather

  • Malcomb to retire after 16 years at housing authority helm

    After 16 years of service to the community, Housing Authority of Carrollton Executive Director Harold Malcomb is retiring to spend more time with his family and his farm in Owen County. The position will begin being advertised this week, and Malcomb will tentatively remain until November to train his replacement, according to chairman for t

  • Milton panel votes 3-1 to fire Hoskins

    The Trimble Banner Despite an impassioned statement defending her own performance as Milton’s city clerk/treasurer, the Milton City Commission voted 3-1 Thursday, July 22, to terminate Shannon Hoskins’ employment. Commissioners Lori Jameson, Gerald Owen and Jerry Harmon each voted to terminate Hoskins. Commissioner Steve Brierly

  • Former clerk’s attorney plans to file suit against city

    The Trimble Banner The Louisville attorney representing the former Milton city clerk/treasurer said Monday that he intends to file a lawsuit within the next couple of weeks against the city on behalf of his client, Shannon Hoskins. Hoskins was fired Thursday, July 22, by a 3-1 vote of the Milton City Commission at the recommendation of Mayo

  • Honor guard pays tribute at funeral

    FAYETTEVILLE NC – On Friday, July 23, 2010, Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout, Chris to his friends, was given a funeral designed for the hero he was. Chris left the Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services facility in Hope Mills, N.C., under a flag of the nation that he loved escorted by a motorcycle honor guard of veterans as far back as Vietnam with Old Glory blowing in th

  • Filing deadline Aug. 10 for fall races

    Carroll County’s cities have 27 seats up for grabs for the Nov. 2 election. The cities of Carrollton, Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville each have an open seat for mayor. Carrollton has six city council seats open, while the cities of Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville have four seats open for city commissions, accor