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  • Preliminary master plan presented for linking local parks

    A committee working on the Carroll County Trails project got its first look Wednesday at a preliminary master plan prepared by a Nashville, Tenn., landscaping architecture and engineering firm. Michael Pavin, with Lose and Associates, Inc., said the preliminary plan was developed from input provided during the June organizational meeting o

  • CCMH benefits from book program founded by teen

    You are never too young or too old to make a difference in someone’s life. Carah Austin, a 16-year-old from Whiteland, Ind., has done more in her young life for the benefit of others than some may do in triple the amount of time. Austin founded the Find a Book a Home Foundation/History Makers of the Future Inc., which collects and don

  • Treasure roadshow boosts local economy

    Several Carroll County residents have extra cash in their pockets after visiting the Treasure Hunters Roadshow, held at the General Butler State Resort Park last week. Since 1996 the THR has visited more than 1,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada to purchase a variety of collectible items from residents, according to Matthew E

  • All-day program gets rave reviews

    The Trimble Banner The new all-day kindergarten at Milton and Bedford elementary schools is off to a good start, according to Trimble County Schools Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway and the principals of the two schools. “The first day of all-day kindergarten went extremely smooth,” Dunaway said, an assessment that was echoed

  • TC school board levies 4 percent property tax increase

    The Trimble Banner A tax increase and bond refinancing were topics of the Aug. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The board voted 3-1 in favor of a 4 percent increase in real estate and personal property tax rates, raising the rate from 58.6 cents per $100 of assessed value to 61 cents. Bob Waggoner of School Management Associates said the levy should generate $

  • County tax rates held at ’09 levels

    The Trimble Banner Real estate and personal property tax rates in Trimble County will remain the same in 2010-11 as they were for 2009-10. Trimble County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 16, to hold the tax rate on real property at 7.20 cents per $100 of assessed value. That means the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $

  • Milton to name city park ballfield for late mayor

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners voted Thursday, Aug. 12, to name the ballfield at Milton City Park in honor of the city’s longtime mayor, Donnie Oakley, who died in September. The ballfield will be named for Oakley on Friday, Sept. 17, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony to kick off Community Appreciation Day at the park. Activities will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    ‘Groovy’ comes to Bedford Bash Friday “Having a Groovy Time” is the theme for this year’s Bedford Bash, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank parking lot, downtown. The Bedford Rotary will be selling hamburgers and the VFD will be having its annual fish fry. There will be

  • Back to school at Christian Academy
  • Smith to run as write-in; four seek mayor’s post

    Carroll County voters this fall will have plenty of decisions to make, as many of the city races are contested and write-in candidates have filed for the sheriff and district two constable races. Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith will be running as a write-in candidate this fall, according to records provided by deputy county clerk Patti Mefford.