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  • Students receive diplomas at ceremony

    Graduation is an exciting time in the life of a high school student and it is equally as exciting to those students who have waited up to 30 years in some cases for a chance to don a cap and gown and turn their tassel.

    Nineteen students from Jefferson Community and Technical College adult learning center and Jobs for America’s Graduates, the JAG program, had the opportunity to walk across the stage at Carroll County Middle School Sam P. Simpson auditorium and get their certificates.  

  • Record number turnout for River Sweep event

    A record crowd came out Saturday, June 20 for the annual Ohio River Sweep at Point Park, including a poster contest, a cookout, prizes and a general party atmosphere.

    River Sweep is an event that employs volunteers to clean the riverbank of the Ohio River and its tributaries by picking up trash that has been left or has accumulated because of flooding.  

  • Milton OKs budget, rate increases

    The Trimble Banner

    With Milton Mayor Donnie Oakley still in the hospital recovering from injuries received in a car accident last month, Commissioner Steve Brierly lead Thursday’s meeting to give final approval to the city’s 2009-10 budget.

    There were no changes to the document, in which city Clerk Shannon Hoskins projects $164,440 in revenue for the general fund and expenditures at $158,850.

    Also approved on its second reading was an ordinance to increase the city’s water and sewer fees.

  • City opts to outsource printing of tax bills

    Carrollton City Council opted to spend less and get less when city clerk Becky Pyles made a proposal to invest in a new computer software program that would put the city’s tax bills on the city’s computers.

    In a written proposal to council, Pyles explained that the property valuation office notified her they would no longer be printing the city’s tax bills.

  • County OKs Dow Corning foreign trade zone request

    Dow Corning Corp. has filed an application with the federal government seeking to have Carroll County become a subzone of the Louisville Foreign Trade Zone, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    Fiscal Court approved wording of an agreement between the company and county government where Dow Corning will make a payment annually to the local school corporation in lieu of taxes, based on an annual assessment.

  • Relay tops $30,000

    The Trimble Banner

    The grand total, so far, for this year’s Trimble County Relay for Life is $30,043, according to organizer Myrna Persell.

    The amount far surpasses last year’s total of just over $22,000.

    “I’m just ecstatic,” she said. Other counties have industries that donate large amounts of funds and also provide volunteers for the event. Here in rural Trimble County, the funding was raised by the hard work and dedication of individuals and small business. “To me, that’s something to be proud of.”

  • Fiscal court to help fund county attorney’s office

    Fiscal Court approved the 2009-2010 budget, totaling $11,014,888, including additional funds for the county attorney’s office.

  • Arney named library director

    Lifelong Carroll County resident and interim library director Hillary Arney has been named the new library director for the Carroll County Public Library by its board of trustees.

    Arney has been the interim director since the previous director Jarrett Boyd retired in December after 26 years at the helm. The board interviewed a number of candidates for the position and then settled on Arney to lead the well established library into the future.

    Patricia Hersey has been tapped as the assistant director, Arney said.

  • City water customers expected to see 5 percent rate increase

    A 5 percent increase in water rates for Carrollton Utilities water customers is one step closer to becoming a reality, but an increase in sewer rates was put on hold.

    After the first reading of an ordinance amendment for the water rate increase during city council Monday, June 8, Carrollton Utilities manager Bill Osborne explained that the sewer rate increase will be put on hold for about six months.

  • New county health plan could save money

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing an 18 percent hike in health insurance premiums in the coming year, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens asked Fiscal Court on Monday to consider a  a new plan that could save money for both the county and its employees.