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  • NCLB brings mixed results to Trimble County schools

    The Trimble Banner There was good news and bad for Trimble County Public Schools last week, when the results of the federal No Child Left Behind progress reports were released statewide. The reports are based on the percentage of students in each school who earn a proficient or distinguished rating on the Kentucky Core Content Test, which measures student progress for the federal program. Pr

  • Candidates square off on state, national issues

    The Oldham Era LA GRANGE, Ky. – State spending, expanded gambling and the future of roads and schools are key issues in the races for Kentucky’s Senate District 26 and House District 47. Candidates engaged in a 90-minute forum Sept. 16 that drew an estimated 350 people to Oldham County High School. Hosted by the Tri-County Tea Party, candidates responded to about 20 questions aske

  • City applies for grant to assess for chemical

    The city of Carrollton is seeking federal grant funds to determine if a specific chemical is present in soil. If not found it will make the sale of real estate here easier for its owners. City council unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor Dwight Louden to enter into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency for the city to act as the applicant for the Brownfields Assessment Grant at

  • Committee explores Kysoc possibilities

    An exploratory group interested in the future of Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc met recently to discuss the possibility of reopening the facility. The property and buildings have been vacant since Cardinal Hills Healthcare System closed Easter Seals Camp Kysoc and abandoned the property in late May. Cardinal Hills transferred the property to the Kentucky Department of Parks. Thirty of the 124-ac

  • County student scores show improvement

    Carroll County schools made gains on the 2009-10 Kentucky Core Content Test results announced last week but failed to meet No Child Left Behind criteria. Both Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High School scored above the state average in all but one category, science at CCMS and on-demand writing at CCHS. “It was an extremely a large movement for both schools,” Carro

  • City’s attorneys seek to dismiss portions of suit

    The Trimble Banner Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad will hear a motion on Friday, Oct. 1, to dismiss portions of a lawsuit filed against the City of Milton by former clerk/treasurer Shannon Hoskins. Hoskins filed a wrongful termination suit July 30 against the city and Mayor Denny Jackson, alleging that she was fired July 22 out of retribution for being a whistleblower. The suit also allege

  • County road barn set to get ‘facelift’

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County Road Department’s barn will soon get a facelift. Fiscal Court on Monday gave the OK to Judge-Executive Randy Stevens to hire Eddie Riley of North Carolina to paint the exterior of the road barn for $5,200. Stevens said Riley was recommended to him by farmers in the county who have hired him in the past to paint their barns. He said Riley will pressur

  • Parents: Kindergarten classes too full

    The Trimble Banner Just weeks after the 2010-11 school year started, parents of kindergartners at Milton Elementary School are asking district officials for a third kindergarten teacher. This is the first year for all-day kindergarten in the district, and projections fell short of the actual number of children who would be enrolled at the school. At the Sept. 15 Board of Education meeting, a gr

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    County agency, KSP collecting old drugs The Kentucky State Police and the Tri-County Community Action Agency each will be hosting a collection for unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Both events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collection sites will be available at all KSP posts statewide, including Post 5 in Campbellsburg. Visit KentuckyStatePolice.org for more in

  • Board OKs changes to student discipline code

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County Board of Education approved some minor changes to the district’s Student Discipline Code during its regular meeting Wednesday, June 23. The changes will be effective when the 2010-11 school year starts in both elementary schools, the middle school and the high school. Several points under “Behavior Violations” were amended