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  • Abramson stresses regional teamwork key to growth

    Cities or communities looking to grow should play to their strengths, nurture a well-educated workforce and work cooperatively with neighboring communties to promote regional opportunities. These are the key areas of advice given by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson during an appearance at the Carroll County Courthouse Friday. The man often referred to as Louisville’s &ldquo

  • Bedford man drowning victim in Kentucky River accident

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock 1 in the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neil Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from the dam, according to Wilhoite. Smith was treated and released last night. For complete details, pick up next week’s edition of The Trimble Banner or The News-Democrat.

  • Pyles honored for dedication to hospital

      At the Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention and Awards Gala in Lexington on Monday night, Pyles was recognized for her work with the KHA Health Care Governance Leadership Award. The award recognizes a trustee who has dedicated themselves to the mission of their hospital and community. When Pyles learned she was receiving the award, she was quite surprised and sai

  • Community honors Vietnam War soldiers

    Hundreds of local residents filled bleachers at General Butler State Resort Park Thursday to honor the men and women who died fighting in the Vietnam War. The event was the opening ceremony for the Moving Wall, which visited the community for four days this week. “It is certainly an honor and with pride that ou

  • County budget to decline, tax rate to remain steady

    Carroll County Fiscal Court appears poised to adopt a 2010-11 budget that is similar to its current spending plan. The county’s projected budget for 2010-11 is $10.82 million, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the budget during t

  • Tomlinson declares state of emergency

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson has declared the county in a state of emergency due to recent flooding that occurred on May 1. “We were spared a lot of harm,” Tomlinson said during last week’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court. “We’re still doing some assessment” t

  • VOTERS SELECT KINMAN, WILHOITE

    Carrollton police officer Jamie Kinman, a former deputy sheriff, defeated incumbent Ben Smith Tuesday in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Sheriff. Incumbent David Wilhoite overwhelmingly won the party’s nomination for county coroner in a race with two former deputy coroners, while voters gave their

  • STEVENS, COONS RETAIN OFFICES

    The Trimble Banner Change, apparently, was not the will of Trimble County voters in the 2010 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18. The final tally by County Clerk Jerry Powell showed Randy K. Stevens retaining his seat by nearly 340 votes, with 1,464 votes to challenger Scott Burrows’ 1,122 votes. The sheriff’s race,

  • Bates hired to supervise Milton Water Department

    The Trimble Banner A Carroll County man was hired last week by Milton City Commission to take over the city’s water and sewer department. Mark Bates, a Carroll Fiscal Court magistrate and farmer from Ghent, Ky., was tapped for the job, Mayor Denny Jackson said in a phone interview Monday. “He’s sharp as a tack, and someon

  • Technology expected to boost TCMS test scores

    The Trimble Banner Trial runs of programs to be implemented next year at Trimble County Middle School show promise for helping the school climb out of Tier 1 status under the federal No Child Left Behind program, according to Principal Mike Genton. Tier 1 status means the school fell short of educational goals established by NCLB. In 2008-0