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  • Inmate cardiac care could cost county $100,000

    The Trimble Banner An emergency medical situation with an inmate at Carroll County Regional Detention Center last week may cost Trimble County Fiscal Court $100,000 or more. Calvin Sturgill, 45, in inmate at the jail on Clay Street in Carrollton, was taken to the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital after becoming ill Monday, Nov. 9, according to Carroll County Jail

  • Carrollton couple dies in Saturday collision in crash on Hwy. 36

    A Carrollton couple was killed in an early morning collision Saturday, Nov. 21, on state Hwy. 36 at Hampton Lane, just past the Trimble County line.

    Benjamin Edwards, 30, of Carrollton was driving a Chevy S-10 pickup truck eastbound on 36 at about 2:19 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a Ford passenger car driven by Kelly Strausbaugh, 30, also of Carrollton, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    The truck went over an embankment and caught fire after coming to rest on the north side of the roadway, the release said.

  • Repairs under way on cemetery wall

    The Trimble Banner Recent damage to the ancient stone wall surrounding Bedford Cemetery is being repaired, with the costs being covered by LG&E. Tom Crutcher, general manager of LG&E’s Trimble generating station, said Steve Land of Milton was hired to make repairs to damage caused by a truck making a de

  • Scouting for Food

    The Scouting for Food drive surpassed last year’s collection amount after receiving donations from a variety of sources, including the door-to-door collection on Saturday, Nov. 21, Carroll County Schools  and Dow Corning.

    According to Director of Public Relations for Carroll County Schools Jeff Fremin, the total for the drive from November through Saturday was 14,785. Last year’s total was 13,043. The food is donated to the Community Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church in Carrollton.

  • Local JAG program helps students earn GED, become better citizens

    One of the most important tools a person can arm themselves with when stepping out into the world is an education. Chuck Roberts and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program want to help students who dropped out of high school earn their GED and open themselves up to more job and life opportunities.

  • Milton planning ahead for growth

    The Trimble Banner If all the residential development planned within Milton’s city limits was built tomorrow, capacity of the city’s sewage treatment plant would be at 94 percent and the city would be faced with the need to add a new facility to keep ahead of demand. Of course, this isn’t going to happen. In fact, many pla

  • Rumpke granted Bedford garbage contract for 2010

    Despite providing the higher bid, Rumpke was chosen Monday night by Bedford City Commission to continue providing garbage collection service to Bedford residents and City Hall. The commission opened sealed bids from Rumpke and Elite Waste Systems, a new start-up garbage hauling service located in Milton. Rumpke bid to collect garbage from the 232 units in the city limits for $2,4

  • Third Street home damaged by fire

    The city of Carrollton’s first structure fire in more than two years Sunday afternoon injured one of the home’s residents who required medical treatment.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp said two people were at the home at 315 Third Street when the fire started. Herman Smith was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with burns on his arm. EMS checked him out on scene, but he chose not to ride in the ambulance, Tharp said.

    Hospital officials said Smith was treated and released.

  • Dedication set for Nov. 12 at new Butler fishing pier

    A ribbon cutting and dedication of the new fishing pier on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. The handicapped-accessible pier was completed in July. A paved access road to the fishing pier is located off state Hwy. 227.

    “I, along with state and federal officials, would like to invite the public to the dedication,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said in a news release on Monday.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    One-lane traffic on bridge briefly Oct. 26 Drivers will be restricted to one lane on the Milton-Madison Bridge from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The lane closure will allow inspectors from Linebach-Funkhouser Inc. to examine the structure for asbestos in joint-compound materials and sealants between sections of the bridge deck. The company was hired to do the work by the Kentucky T