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  • HALLOWEEN

    Just because Trick-or-Treating will be early doesn’t mean kids of all ages still can’t have fun on Halloween night.

    Carroll County Relay For Life will be hosting their first Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carrollton Armory.

    “We always take donations, but there is no admission charge,” Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger said.

  • New evaluation system targets classroom tech

     “For something to get done, you have to monitor what is being done and look for ways to do it better,” Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said, prefacing his explanation of a new system of evaluating class work during the Oct. 22 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education.

    The new system of evaluating lesson plans and goals, the use of technology in the classroom and what type of information is being taught is accomplished through what Hogan called “eWalk.”

  • Council asks P&Z to clarify home occupation ordinance

     “We’ve got to make our mind up and move.” These words from Carrollton City Councilman Mike Gordon at the Oct. 12 city council meeting appear to sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance.

    After months of discussion and debate, council recommended Monday night that P&Z address the wording of the ordinance to clearly define that a garage must share a common wall, and detached garages are not allowed.

  • Overturned semi closes NB ramp at Exit 44 ramp

    The northbound exit ramp for I-71 Exit 44 was closed for several hours on Thursday, Oct. 22 due to an overturned semi, according to Director of Emergency Management Ed Webb. The I-71 northbound entrance ramp remained open.  

     

    At about 9:40 a.m., an ASA Recycling truck tipped over while driving along a curve on the ramp, spilling its cargo of scrap metal in the road, along the guardrail and in the grass.

     

  • Bedford, Tri-County to open food bank

    The Trimble Banner Bedford City Commission and the Tri-County Community Action Agency plan to work together to offer a food pantry at Morgan Community Center. Pam Craig, director/coordinator of TCCAA, told commissioners at the Monday night meeting that the food pantry would be operated in conjunction with the Dare to Care Food Bank in Lou

  • LG&E to pay for damage to cemetery walls

    The Trimble Banner   An LG&E official says the company intends to make repairs to stone walls that front Bedford Cemetery on the north and south sides of U.S. 42. Portions of the walls were damaged Oct. 4 when a tractor-trailer hauling equipment to LG&E’s Wise’s Landing site allegedly had trouble negotiating the tur

  • H1N1 Question: Is the Swine Flu in Trimble County?

    The Trimble Banner In a letter sent out to Trimble County parents Tuesday, Assistant Superintendent Jessica Wilcoxson reports that cases of Type A Influenza have been confirmed in all four of the district’s schools. Type A Influenza is confirmed by a simple test in a doctor’s office. Health officials say a positive test for

  • Markland Dam lock undergoes inspection and salvage work

    Inspections are underway this week to determine if one of the miter leaf gates was damaged when the downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation Sunday, Sept. 27.

    The second of the two leaves is resting on the bottom of the lock chamber. The other inoperable lock leaf remained affixed to the lock chamber and required stabilization after what was termed a “catastrophic failure,” by officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District.

  • Library begins quilting project as part of October program, display

    October may mean football and pumpkins to some. To others, it mean quilts.

    The Carroll County Public Library highlights quilts by hanging them throughout the facility and adding quilting-related events to their programming.

    On Oct. 5, the library held its opening night for displaying the Carroll County quilts and spotlighted the artwork of student artist Elizabeth Clark.           

  • Haunted train ride and castle of doom open Thursday night

    Children of all ages are invited to experience the spooks and thrills of Halloween at General Butler State Park.

    The annual Haunted Train Ride and Castle of Doom opens Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for anyone 3 years and older. The Carroll County Fair Board, the Tobacco Festival Committee and the Kentucky Kruizers sponsor the event.