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  • Sewer, water rates to increase

    Carrollton Utilities is proposing a 2 percent increase across the board for its sewer and water services. The increase was included in the 2010-11 budget approved by council, and the first reading of the ordinance took place at the June 28 council meeting. The second reading will take place at the next meeting on July 12. If passed, the inc

  • Cost-cutting plans may change with legislation

    A Marshall County legislator plans to pre-file legislation for the 2011 regular session that would stop a plan to close state resort parks — including General Butler State Resort Park—for two days each week in the winter. Local legislators told The News-Democrat they are not aware of the specifics of 6th District State Rep. Will Coursey’s (D-Benton) proposed legi

  • SEARCH PARTY

    The Trimble Banner A troubled woman is missing. Her car is found near a heavily wooded area, and she’s believed to have gone into the woods with a loaded handgun. Her family fears the worst. Members of the Trimble County Search and Rescue team treated this make-believe scenario like the real thing during a training mission Saturday morning, June 26. The team works regularl

  • Gravel road frustrates Stauffer Farm subdivision residents

    The Trimble Banner Several residents of Stauffer Drive in the Stauffer Farms subdivision in southern Trimble County appealed to Fiscal Court during it’s regular meeting Monday, June 21, to have their road paved. Approved as a county-maintained road, Stauffer Drive is still a gravel road with drainage problems for some homeowners.&nbsp

  • State targets Hwy. 625 in 2010-11 road plan

    The Trimble Banner Representatives fromthe Kentucky Transporta-tion Cabinet presented plans to Trimble County Fiscal Court for the 2010-11 Rural Secondary Roads funds in the county. The program is funded by 22.2 percent of the state’s motor-vehicle fuel tax and used for construction, reconstruction and maintenance of secondary and rural roads in all 120 counties. Funding i

  • Three out-of-state juveniles arrested for multiple burglaries

    Three Mississippi juveniles were arrested Thursday June 24 after allegedly breaking into three homes and an abandoned trailer off Hwy. 36 East in Carroll County. The juveniles—a 15-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy—were charged with four counts of second-degree burglary and one count of receiving stolen pro

  • Planning underway for Park to Park Trails project

    Planning is underway in earnest for the Park to Park Trails project which organizers hope will connect 14 miles of recreational trails between Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. Twenty-four persons representing various interests on the local and state levels attended an organizational meeting a

  • Changes made to school year by legislature

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a calendar revision for the 2010-11 school year. The revision adds to days to the calendar year as directed by the recent special session of the General Assembly. The legislative body had originally cut two days from the calendar during the regular session in the spring. “The legislature h

  • Cornhole, wiffle ball take over the park

                       It’s a battle. A gauntlet of cornhole boards lay in perfect rows awaiting their competitors.                     Frank Geers, presi

  • City considers paving old Bedford Cemetery road

    Trimble Banner Intern Repairs to the road in the old Bedford Cemetery topped discussion of the Bedford City Commission during its regular meeting Monday, June 21. A pothole was repaired on the old road last week, but city commissioners discussed the possibility of repaving the entire road. The city bought the cemetery from the Interna