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  • 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.”

  • 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