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  • Suitin’ up for Sunday

    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Carroll and Trimble counties will now be able to attend meetings closer to home. The church will be opening a new Carrollton Branch at 501 Main Street on the corner of Main and Fifth streets. The first meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. LDS will also be holding an open house in the near future for members of the community to come and look around.

  • Retiring Sachleben honored with reception

    The Trimble Banner Members of the community and former colleagues gathered at Milton Elementary School on Wednesday evening to wish J.W. Sachleben a happy retirement. Sachleben, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in Trimble County Schools, resigned earlier this month from his seat on the Board of Education. An emotional Sc

  • County OKs subsidy funds for sheriff

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons was granted $20,000 in subsidy funding by Fiscal Court on Monday, Jan. 18, to bolster his amended 2010 budget. Some of the funding, Coons said, will help pay for one new part-time deputy at the Sheriff’s Office. Coons has hired Larry “Bo” Simpson, a retired 20-year law-enforcement veteran from Oldham County, to work about 20 hour

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

     Trimble library to host second Job Fair

    Trimble County Public Library is hosting a second Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8.

    The event is organized by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, a Kentuckiana Works One-Stop Partner.

    Representatives from employers will interview job applicants during the fair, which is free and open to the public. Applicants should bring a copy of their updated resumés and be sure to dress appropriately for interviews.

  • Neighbors voice concerns over proposed park

    By HILDA PARRISH The Trimble Banner Downpouring rain did not keep a group of concerned citizens from attending a public hearing Thursday, Jan. 21, at Bedford City Hall to learn more about a grant application for walking trails at Bedford Spring. The City of Bedford is applying for a $50,000 matching grant to build walking trails around wha

  • Trimble Relay teams planning June 11 event

    Trimble County Relay for Life 2010 officially started Tuesday night, Jan. 19 at the Milton Lions clubhouse. The grand finale is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, and end at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Bedford Elementary School. Survivors’ meal is set for 5 p.m.; to register for this meal, call Myrna Persell at (502

  • Development Corporation celebrates ‘positive’ year

    “Despite the recession, the Development Corporation had many positive accomplishments last year,” Joan Moore, Executive Director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation, said in her report during the CCCDC annual shareholders’ meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the General Butler State Resort Park’s Two Rivers Restaurant.

  • RISING RATES

    E.ON U.S., parent company of Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric Company, announced plans last week to file rate adjustment requests with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

  • Sheriff ‘doing exceptionally well’ following traffic accident

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith will be coming home soon, according to his wife, Cheryl. He is currently in a private room at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky.

    “He is just doing exceptionally well,” she said Monday. “He is ready to get out and go to work.”

  • Kentucky’s jobless rate increases in December

    While Carroll County’s unemployment numbers have improved slightly, Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent in December 2009 from a revised 10.6 percent in November 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.