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  • Homecoming court
  • 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

  • Singin’ the Blues
  • Milton Mayor Donnie Oakley has died

    Funeral arrangements have been set for Donald V. Oakley, Milton's mayor.

    Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Milton Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideon's International.

    Oakley had been battling cancer and was still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred earlier this summer.

    A full story will appear in Wednesday's Trimble Banner.

  • Library project stalled as board awaits word on grant

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Public Library is holding a public hearing for setting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

    Board of Trustees President Steve Tharp said the board has opted to take the 4 percent tax hike allowed by the state. The increase will bring the tax to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value of real property.

    The hike will generate $399,835, up from the 10-cent rate of 2008-09, which was anticipated to bring in $355,383. The additional funding will help meet rising costs of books, library materials, technology and building maintenance.

  • Trimble County agencies eligible for FEMA disaster funds

    The Trimble Banner

    State representatives from the Federal Emerency Management Agency and other agencies descended on Trimble County to help local officials start the process to apply for disaster relief funds.

    The county is eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funds to help pay for damage caused by the torrential rainstorm Aug. 4. At Gov. Steve Beshear’s request, President Obama signed the disaster declaration Aug. 14, and Trimble and Jefferson counties were declared eligible for funding Aug. 24.

  • Milton beefs up nuisance ordinance

    The Trimble Banner

     

    The city of Milton is placing a cap on the amount of time that can lapse between approval of sewer and water service to new developments and construction in Milton city limits.

    The number of approved sewer extensions has the city’s system at near capacity – at least on paper. However, most of the developments that have been approved still don’t exist, City Clerk Shannon Hoskins told Milton City Commissioners at the Thursday, Aug. 27, meeting.

  • SMOOTHING THE ROAD IN BEDFORD

    The city of Bedford was the recipient of $396,000 worth of paving along U.S. 42, from south of the city limits to Starks Lane east of the city limits toward Carroll County.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for District 5 of the Kentucky Department of Highways, said the project is part of the district's annual resurfacing program. The program covers the eight counties in the district and each year the roads in most need of paving are chosen to receive funding. This year, the program divided a $6.7 million budget among 20 projects on state primary routes.

  • Technology focus enhances learning experiences

    It’s never too early to begin learning about technology as first grade students at Kathryn Winn demonstrated recently.

    Amy Roos, a first grade teacher at Winn is just one of many teachers using a program named photo story to teach technology and other topics such as sentence structure, syllables, capitalization, punctuation and picking out and writing the details of a story.