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  • Political candidates respond to questionnaires

    Candidates for city and county offices and those for state legislature respond on a series of questions posed in a questionnaire. Only races that are contested are included in these profiles. MAYOR OF PRESTONVILLE Vickie Burgin Political Office: Mayor Prestonville Age: 34 How long have you been a resident of Carroll County? All my life, and 16 years in Prestonville. Where did you attend hi

  • MES panel requests 3rd kindergarten teacher

    The Trimble Banner Members of the Site Based Decision Making Council for Milton Elementary School voted Thursday to recommend hiring a third kindergarten teacher. The additional teacher is intended to reduce class size for the all-day kindergarten program, which began in Milton and Bedford elementaries this year.   Principal Sharon James told the council that, as of that day, 61 kind

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Community invited to Yenowine service A Celebration for Life is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Bedford Elementary School to honor the late Cmdr. George H. Yenowine III. Mr. Yenowine died unexpectedly on Sept. 19. The Trimble County community is invited to attend. Police search Milton trailer for meth lab Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 and personnel from the Trimble Count

  • Two file as write-ins for Milton commission

    The Trimble Banner Two Milton residents have filed as write-in candidates for city commissioner. Paul Muck and Tom Mahoney now are in the running for the four available positions, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell. Candidates have until Oct. 22 to file as write-ins for the Nov. 2 General Election. The two men will be running against incumbents Jerry Harmon and Gerald Owen, and

  • WALSH OFFICIALS EXPLAIN BRIDGE PROJECT

    The Trimble Banner Area residents were delighted by the news last week that the company that won the contract for the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project plans to close the Ohio River crossing for just 10 days during the course of the project. “All of us who rely on this river crossing as a means of making a living and to support our families should feel a huge sense of release,&rd

  • Field fire kept under control

    The Trimble Banner It was only a matter of time. Drought conditions have left crops and grasses throughout the county dried to a crisp, and on Friday afternoon a field outside of Bedford caught fire during harvest. Cody Thomas, who has been farming land owned by Cary Cassell for about five years, said he was combining the soybean field when he noticed smoke behind him. “I have no idea&r

  • Drought leads to state of emergency declaration

    The parched landscape and prolonged heat of the summer months has led Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to declare a state of emergency in the county. “This year in addition to the drought we had quite a bit of extreme heat,” Tomlinson said in a telephone interview Tuesday, “so I declared a state of emergency in order to see what help might b

  • Conway wins in U.S. Senate race at mock election in Carroll County

    If students at Carroll County High School had their way, Democratic nominee Jack Conway would win the upcoming Nov. 2 election for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky. Conway received 158 votes while his Republican contender Rand Paul received 122 votes in the mock election conducted by the Office of the Kentucky’s Secretary of State on Friday. The mock elections for the U.S. Senate race wil

  • Short bridge closure won't stop Carroll marketing plans

    Local reaction to last week’s announcement by the Indiana Department of Transportation that the Milton-Madison Bridge will be built with minimal inconvenience to traffic has been extremely positive. INDOT announced on Sept. 28 that the low bid submitted by the LaPorte, Ind., firm Walsh Construction Co., was 20 percent below the original construction estimate and involved a construction pl

  • Tobacco Festival queen crowned

    Carrollton resident Tori Herndon was named the 2010 Miss Tobacco Festival at the pageant Monday night. Herndon attends Gallatin County High School. She will have a busy week ahead taking part in the many Carroll County Tobacco Festival events, including Saturday’s parade that begins at 1 p.m. and runs through downtown. See more on the festival in today’s pull-out section, Pages 7-10,