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  • INNOVATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM

    The Trimble Banner Remember the good old days, when taking a language in high school meant endless hours of “My name is Fred,” translating vocabulary words and listening to the teacher repeat everything in English so you’d know what she was saying? And maybe, if you were lucky and went to a large school, you may have had a choice of languages to study &ndas

  • Budget, again, top issue for Legislature

    The Trimble Banner As the Kentucky General Assembly gears up for the regular session in January, a projected $1.3 billion shortfall in 2012 is weighing heavy on the minds of legislatures. State Rep. Rick Rand (D-47th District) of Bedford, Ky., said that the commonwealth’s budget for 2011 is “in pretty manageable shape,” thanks to $3 billion from the federal stim

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Steampipe cleaning

    process set to begin

    LG&E/KU will be conducting “air blows” at Trimble County 2 Generating Unit to clean the major-boiler steampipe system of debris left behind by the construction process.

  • Insurance, flexible spending discussed at council

    City employees will begin paying for a portion of their city health insurance coverage for their spouses and children Jan. 7, the beginning of 2010 payroll.

    While full-time employees will continue to be covered for free, spouses will be charged $10 per week, and children $5 per week. This fee is not administered per child.

  • Carroll County unemployment rise tied to plant closing

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties, including Carroll County, between October 2008 and October 2009.

    In Carroll County, the unemployment rate for October 2009 is projected at 12.5 percent, a slight increase from the September rate of 12.4 percent. Carroll’s rate in October 2008 stood at 7.1 percent,, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • County adopts ordinance for NAS facility expansion

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has authorized issuance of $110 million in taxable industrial building revenue bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The bonds will be issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance the cost of the latest planned expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Feds funding county watershed protection projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has awarded contracts for seven area watershed projects totaling nearly $600,000.

    During the fiscal court’s Nov. 24 meeting, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported that the bids were accepted on Nov. 16.

  • Carrollton kicks off holidays with annual Christmas events

    The holiday celebration moves into high gear Saturday with three Christmas events — A Christmas Carroll, Carroll County Public Library crafts and the Holiday English Tea at General Butler State Resort Park.

    A Christmas Carroll

    Organized by the Carrollton Main Street Program, this annual event will be held in downtown Carrollton on Dec. 5 from 11-4 p.m.

    “This is our official kickoff to the Christmas season,” Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Members sought for facilities committee The Trimble County Board of Education is in the process of developing the District Facility Planning Committee. This committee is responsible for developing a five-year facility plan for the Trimble County School District. Community and business leaders interested in being on the committee should contact Sandy Ward at the board office, (5

  • Automated system to begin managing teacher days off substitutes

    Carroll County schools will begin a new automated solution to manage teacher absences and substitute placement after the first of the year.

    Schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad told Carroll County Board of Education members about the new program, called AESOP, during the Nov. 19 meeting.

    “AESOP is a program for automatic contact of substitutes to fill absences, and a way to keep up with payroll,” Conrad said. “We’ve spent a lot of time getting it set up so we can implement it right after Christmas break.”