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  • Head Start relocation to be part of school’s construction

    Carroll County’s Head Start program will shift to a temporary location and likely move to half-day programs for students as the Board of Education moves forward with construction set for Cartmell Elementary School.

    The plans were discussed during the Sept. 10 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education. Construction at Cartmell is expected to begin in January.

  • County, health district prepare for H1N1 flu outbreaks

    Carroll County and the local health district have taken steps to prepare for H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu.

    During the Sept. 8 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court, County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson distributed to the magistrates a handout from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services which stated a strain of influenza A (H1N1) began spreading among people last spring. It is commonly called swine flu because it is of swine origin.

  • Skepticism abounds during public hearing on bridge plan

    The Trimble Banner Area residents are not sold on a reconstruction plan proposed for the Milton-Madison Bridge project. Officials are working on a plan to remove the superstructure of the bridge and build a new superstructure on the existing piers. If transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana manage to get federal stimulus funding

  • 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

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  • 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

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