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  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Board of Ed sets end of school, graduation The last day of classes in the Trimble County Schools for the 2009-10 school year will be Friday, June 4, with graduation set for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Trimble County High School. The Board of Education moved graduation to Sunday to avoid conflict with a track meet scheduled for Saturday, June 3. Graduation ceremonies have been he

  • Carrollton man charged with manslaughter in fatal wreck

    A Carrollton man has been charged with second degree manslaughter after leaving the scene of an accident late Sunday night. Esteban Valasquez, 25, allegedly was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-71 when he lost control and hit a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34. Kentucky State Police believe that alcohol was a contribut

  • TCMS receives $113,000 in federal grants

    The Trimble Banner Tier I status is what all schools nationally are trying to avoid under the federal No Child Left Behind law, but it seems being there for a year or two isn’t the worst that could happen. Trimble County Middle School recently received a federal grant for $113,000 to help teachers bridge the achievement gap on the CATS tests between students who rece

  • KSP investigating shooting death of Bedford teen

    The Trimble Banner It may be several weeks before Kentucky State Police detectives can determine the circumstances surrounding Monday’s shooting death of a Bedford teenager. Amanda Ralston, 19, was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. Monday, March 29, by Trimble County Coroner Fredrica Ransdell Congleton. Ralston apparently died of a gunshot wound, which was reported in a 9-1-1

  • All-day kindergarten OK'd by Board of Education

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a plan to provide all-day kindergarten at Milton and Bedford elementary schools next year. Superintendent Marcia Haney Dunaway told board members at the March 18 meeting that the Site Based Decision Making Councils at both schools voted to use federal Title I fundi

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Subscriptions due to fire departments The Milton and Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments are still collecting subscription fees from Trimble County property owners. A subscription fee is required for each piece of property owned within the county that doesn’t fall within city limits of Bedford or Milton. County residents living north of New Hope Road must pay sub

  • More burglaries reported in Trimble

    The Trimble Banner In the wake of two February daytime burglaries still under investigation in Trimble County, the Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday, March 16, to five more burglaries at residences and businesses in Milton and Bedford. Sheriff Tim Coons and deputies also responded to two residential burglaries reported Monday afterno

  • Consultants update board on Cartmell renovation

    Contractors working on renovations at Cartmell Elementary School have uncovered instances of masonry work problems in the original structure and asbestos that they have had to remove. Representatives from RossTarrant Architects, Inc., gave an update on the progress of the construction project currently underway at the school during the March

  • Carrollton Fire responds to unauthorized burn

    The Carrollton Fire Department responded to a grass fire between the 800 and 900 block of Fourth Street Saturday night. The call was dispatched at 9:49 p.m., and two engines and 11 personnel arrived on scene at 9:55 p.m. according to Fire Chief Randy Tharp. Carrollton Fire requested Westside Volunteer Fire Department to assist with their brush truck. Two trucks and fire fighters r

  • City accepting bids for Polk Street project

    The city of Carrollton is currently advertising bids for the Polk Street project. An advertisement ran in last week’s News-Democrat, and another will appear this week, Mayor Dwight Louden said. There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on March 31 at 10 a.m. for all those bidding on the project. The deadline to submit a bid is April