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  • House faces 'defining moment' with state budget

    FRANKFORT – As the clock tick-tocked on a session still without a formal budget proposal, the General Assembly this week stared down the barrel of what one leader called its 'defining moment,' moving ahead with what another leader called its greatest challenge since at least 1990.

     

  • TCHS academic team wins 7th-straight district title

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

    Different district, different opponents, doesn’t matter.  

    Trimble County High School’s academic team – despite being moved to the 29th district with Oldham, North Oldham, and South Oldham – won the district title for the seventh year in a row. 

  • Sheriff to come home Saturday

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith is scheduled to be released this Saturday from Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. Reached by phone Tuesday morning, Smith told The News-Democrat he is feeling good and ready to come home. “Everything’s going real good,” he said of his recovery progress. Smith said his family is scheduled to bring him home Saturday morning.

  • High river level hampers work at Markland

    Disruptions due to current river and weather conditions will lengthen the duration of repair work to the 1,200-foot lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam. That work got underway last week, according to Carol Laboshosky, media spokesperson for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The dam is located on the Ohio River near

  • County to buy property for court parking

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 26 to pursue the purchase of land adjacent to the Wheeler Hall of Justice, 802 Clay Street, to develop paved space for overflow parking. The vote came after an executive session to discuss the parking situation at the court facility. “We’re negotiating with a property owner to buy a half-acr

  • King and queen take center court
  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Find out how to send news to The Trimble Banner Editor Phyllis McLaughlin is hosting a seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Trimble County Public Library to explain how to submit photos and news to the Trimble Banner. The event is free and will include refreshments. Find out how to send photos electronically; what kind of photos work best; when and where to send news; an

  • District poised to weather economic ‘storm’

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County School District is in good shape to weather the economic storm through the next two fiscal years, according to Bob Waggoner of School Management Associates Inc. Waggoner outlined his draft of the district’s 2010-11 budget to the Board of Education at its Jan. 20 meeting at Milton Elementary School. Waggoner said the positive outlook h

  • Coons faces 3 on May ballot

    The Trimble Banner Several Trimble County races this year may be hotly contested. The sheriff’s race has a slate of four candidates, including incumbent Tim Coons, and incumbents in the races for jailer, judge-executive and magistrates in all four districts will face challengers on May 18. The following is a list of all Democratic candidates for 2010 who filed by the Jan.

  • Banner named 2nd best in class at state press awards banquet

     The Trimble Banner was named one of the best newspapers in its class for 2009 at the Kentucky Press Association awards banquet Friday, Jan. 22, in Lexington, Ky. The banquet was the culmination of a two-day newspaper journalism conference held at the Embassy Suites.