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  • 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,

  • Crawford wins top award

    Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford recently received the 2010 Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney award at a ceremony in Lexington, Ky. He and Linda Tally Smith, commonwealth attorney for Boone and Gallatin counties, shared the honor. “It was a very nice honor to be recognized,” Crawford said, who serves Carroll, Grant and Owen counties. Crawford has been a lawyer since October 1977,

  • KSP offers Citizens' Police Academy

    The Henry County Local

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – Next month, Trimble County residents can get a closer look at how Kentucky State Police do what they do every day.

  • Wood calls it a day

    The Trimble Banner Perhaps snow, rain, heat or the gloom of night never kept Pete Woods from completing his appointed rounds, but retirement will. Wood, who has been a mail carrier for the Milton Post Office for nearly 39 years, will finish his route for the last time on Friday, Oct. 1. Postmaster Cecilia Oak is hosting a retirement open house for Wood from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2, at

  • Three charged in Bedford meth lab arrests

    The Trimble Banner Three Bedford residents were arrested Wednesday, Sept. 22, after law enforcement officials found an operational methamphetamine lab at the residence. Robert Lee Stivers, 37; Susie Beatrice Stivers, 38; and Melissa B. Brewer, 34, face one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense. Each is being held at Carr

  • Masons to burn mortgage on new lodge

    Less than a year after adding its lodge onto the existing Milton Lions Club building on U.S. 421 South in Milton, members of Milton Masonic Lodge F&AM No.

  • 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