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  • Rachel's Challenge
  • Burning ban lifted after recent rainfall

    The burning ban issued recently due to drought-like conditions in Carroll County was lifted by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

    Rainfall accompanied by high winds swept through the region on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Rainfall amounts varied in the area but Carroll County’s Mesonet station on U.S. 42 east recorded .88 inches of precipitation.

  • Veterans Day event planned at Point Park

    Carroll County area veterans will be honored with special ceremonies at Carrollton’s Point Park next Thursday.

    “To the best of my knowledge and the people I’ve talked to – the judge and the mayor – this is probably the biggest occasion ever for Veterans Day,” program coordinator Bill Chapman said.

    The Veterans Day program is set to begin at 5 p.m. with a concert by the Carroll County High School Band. Also presenting musical selections will be the high school chorus, Helen Mumphrey and Brandon Stewart.

  • It’s McMurry, Kinman

    Tuesday brought changes in the leadership of Carrollton city government and confirmed the Carroll County sheriff’s primary results.

    Voters in Carrollton defeated their incumbent Mayor Dwight Louden, selecting former county judge-executive Gene McMurry for the top post in a four-way race. They also put three new faces on council, handing one incumbent a defeat.

    In the city mayor’s race, McMurry ended the night with 502 votes, followed by Louden with 379, Dean Miller Jr. with 337 and Walter Coghill with 23.

  • FOREST FIRE SCORCHES 15 ACRES

    Emergency responders had a busy night Thursday, starting with a forest fire on a steep hillside near Wise’s Landing, soon followed by a house fire on Colbert Lane and a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Morton Ridge Road.

    The first call came from Charles and Besty Liston at 4:47 p.m., who called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the woods below their house, located at the end of Ralston Road.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bridge inspection to close lane Oct. 28 The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring portions of the structure that were highlighted in the 2009 in-depth inspection of the 80-year-old Ohio River span. KYTC this year mandated the bridge must be inspected every two

  • A FALL WITHOUT RAIN?

    The Trimble Banner

    With no significant rainfall recorded in Trimble County since Aug. 16, the soil moisture level is “desperately low,” county Extension agent Mike Pyles said Tuesday, Oct. 12.

  • Bedford panel OKs purchase for center

    The Trimble Banner Bedford City Commissioners voted Tuesday in a special meeting to pay for installation of a grease trap in the kitchen at the Morgan Community Center on Victory Avenue. The total cost is $235. Assistant city clerk Rita Davis said Joe Simpson, a licensed plumber, has offered to donate his time to install the trap. Commissioner Todd Pollock said health department officials tol

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    SNIP Clinic accepting cats for low-cost spay/neuter The Kentucky Humane Society’s SNIP Clinic low-cost spay/neuter program returns to Morgan Community Center on Monday, Nov. 8. The clinic will be accepting cats only for spay and neuter, as well as rabies shots. Space is limited; cost is $20 for females and $15 for males. Surgery will be done in Eminence. For more information or to reserv

  • Stevens issues countywide burn ban

    The Trimble Banner Judge-Executive Randy Stevens issued a “burn ban” for Trimble County during Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting. The ban was effective as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Issuing the ban “is not to say these fires were caused by neglect, but [we’re] trying to do what we can to protect the community,” Stevens explained. Though 38 counties so far have is