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  • Vandals leave mess, damage at Point Park

    Vandals struck Carrollton’s Point Park again Wednesday night leaving behind a mess that took city workers several man-hours hours to clean up.

    Signs were removed and thrown on the ground, trash was strewn in front of the skate park and tracks were left in the grass where a vehicle had made doughnuts tearing up the lawn.

    One pavilion was littered with trash, while the other was left with tables stacked in a pyrimiad with a garbage can atop the issue.

  • KSP seizes 1,580 lbs. of pot on interstate

    The Trimble Banner Kentucky State Police officers arrested a truck driver Monday, Sept. 14, after seizing almost 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailor on Interstate 71 in Oldham County. Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a Class C felo

  • I-35 bridge also rated ‘structurally deficient’

     The 40-year-old Interstate 35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minn., collapsed into the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. In November 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board cited errors in the original design of the gusset plates in the o

  • Homecoming court
  • Carrollton Manor resident indicted with assaulting two C’ton police officers

    Two Carrollton Police officers were injured trying to arrest a resident of Carrollton Manor with a history of violence, mental illness and was placed here as a condition of his bond two days earlier.

    Police were called to Carrollton Manor Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10:09 p.m. to answer a call of one resident allegedly choking another resident, according to police chief Mike Willhoite.  The owner wanted Mark Alan Turley, 36, removed from the premises, Willhoite said.

  • Can a safe Milton-Madison bridge be built in a year, less?

    The Trimble Banner On both sides of the Ohio River, residents are concerned that a proposed project to replace the Milton-Madison Bridge will sacrifice safety for expedience. “Urgency is not the best time to buy,” warned Milton resident and businessman Allen Cox. Cox was one of 18 people who spoke

  • Singin’ the Blues
  • Milton Mayor Donnie Oakley has died

    Funeral arrangements have been set for Donald V. Oakley, Milton's mayor.

    Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Milton Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideon's International.

    Oakley had been battling cancer and was still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred earlier this summer.

    A full story will appear in Wednesday's Trimble Banner.

  • Library project stalled as board awaits word on grant

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Public Library is holding a public hearing for setting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

    Board of Trustees President Steve Tharp said the board has opted to take the 4 percent tax hike allowed by the state. The increase will bring the tax to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value of real property.

    The hike will generate $399,835, up from the 10-cent rate of 2008-09, which was anticipated to bring in $355,383. The additional funding will help meet rising costs of books, library materials, technology and building maintenance.

  • Trimble County agencies eligible for FEMA disaster funds

    The Trimble Banner

    State representatives from the Federal Emerency Management Agency and other agencies descended on Trimble County to help local officials start the process to apply for disaster relief funds.

    The county is eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funds to help pay for damage caused by the torrential rainstorm Aug. 4. At Gov. Steve Beshear’s request, President Obama signed the disaster declaration Aug. 14, and Trimble and Jefferson counties were declared eligible for funding Aug. 24.