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Local News

  • Survey is first step in preparing marketing plan for bridge closure

    Development of a successful marketing plan to lure business to Carroll County during the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge next year was the primary focus of discussion between local business and government leaders during Friday’s meeting of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation. Marketing specialist Myndi Gardt encou

  • Court provides $3,000 for county records preservation

    The Carroll County clerk’s office will soon have new equipment dedicated to copying and preserving county records. Once the conversion process is completed, county residents and descendants of past residents will be able to continue to research important records and papers documenting the county’s past—including old court

  • P&Z begins work on update to city’s comprehensive plan

    Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Commission is working to update the city’s comprehensive plan that serves as a guide to future development. At the Aug. 2 meeting, commissioners held preliminary discussions to review the plan that must be revised every five years. P&Z agreed to invite a representative from the Northern Kentuc

  • Bedford starts preparing for annual ‘Bash’

    The Trimble Banner Plans for the upcoming Bedford Bash topped the agenda Monday, July 19, during the Bedford City Commission meeting at city hall. Commissioners agreed to close Church Street from Victory Avenue to the West side of West Street around the courthouse for the event, set for 6-11 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 20, as has been done sinc

  • Christopher Todd Stout 1976-2010

    Carroll County residents came together in large numbers Friday to celebrate the life of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout and embrace his family. The county hosted a memorial service adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. Stout, who grew up in Worthville, was a

  • School district eyes tax increase

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 53.9 cents on real estate property and 53.9 cents on personal property. “Every year I have been here the board has taken

  • Potential bidders boast extensive bridge experience

    The Trimble Banner A mandatory meeting July 7 for contractors interested in bidding for the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project attracted five national and international bridge-construction firms, and their design partners, from across the United States. The meeting, facilitated by officials with the Indiana De

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Water District plans appreciation event Trimble County Water District is planning a Community Appreciation Day that’s bigger and better than last year’s event, which drew hundreds for free food and dozens of door prizes. Manager Darra Smith said hot-air balloon rides are on the agenda again this year, but this time will be offered in the evening from 7-9 p.m. Weather

  • Malcomb to retire after 16 years at housing authority helm

    After 16 years of service to the community, Housing Authority of Carrollton Executive Director Harold Malcomb is retiring to spend more time with his family and his farm in Owen County. The position will begin being advertised this week, and Malcomb will tentatively remain until November to train his replacement, according to chairman for t

  • Milton panel votes 3-1 to fire Hoskins

    The Trimble Banner Despite an impassioned statement defending her own performance as Milton’s city clerk/treasurer, the Milton City Commission voted 3-1 Thursday, July 22, to terminate Shannon Hoskins’ employment. Commissioners Lori Jameson, Gerald Owen and Jerry Harmon each voted to terminate Hoskins. Commissioner Steve Brierly