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  • Madison developers buy Trimble tobacco barn

    The Trimble Banner

    A portion of Trimble County history will be part of an ambitious historic renovation project on the riverfront in Madison, Ind.

    David Landau and his partners in the River Mill Resort project signed a contract with the Trimble County Public Library board of trustees to remove the giant tobacco barn that stands just south of Bedford city limits on U.S. 42.

    The structure stands on land purchased by the board for construction of a new library facility. Site preparation is already in progress on the property.

  • New landfill pact to boost county funds

    The Trimble Banner

    A new contract expected to bring more business to Valley View Landfill should be good news for Trimble County’s general fund.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bedford man charged

    with felony assault, intimidation

    A 18-year-old Bedford man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts in Trimble County District Court on Tuesday, June 30.

    Court records indicate Jordan T. Bray was arrested June 10 on charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and intimidating a participant in legal procedings, a Class D felony.

  • Tomlinson appointed to corrections panel

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission. The appointment was among several announced Friday, June 26, by the governor’s communications office.

    Tomlinson replaces Paul Steven Pendery, whose term had expired, as the lone judge-executive representative on the commission. Tomlinson will serve a three-year term which will end on Feb. 17, 2012.

  • Mission group tackles unfinished work at new Christian school gym

    Unfinished construction projects in the new gym at the Christian Academy of Carrollton benefited from the efforts of 18 missionary workers last week.

    The five adults and 13 students on a mission to help others spent two and a half days working at CAC trying to finish the stage, an office and locker rooms in the new gym. The missionaries from Victory Christian Church in Kettering, Ohio also painted classrooms, offices and the kitchen in the main building.

  • Grand opening event set for Carrollton VA clinic

    The grand opening of the Veterans Administration Healthcare Center will be held July 22, 1-3 p.m. at the clinic on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    The clinic is located in 10,000 square feet of renovated space at the Traderbaker Flea Market facility.

  • Chism indicted for alleged affair with TCHS student

    The Trimble Banner

    A Trimble County teacher who resigned in March, shortly after having accepting the position of head football coach at the high school, now faces charges in two states for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his former students.

    Kirk G. Chism, 39, of Madison, Ind., voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Jefferson County, Ind., Wednesday, June 24, after the Indiana State Police issued a warrant for his arrest on three charges of child seduction, a Class D felony.

  • I-71 road work may cause delays

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office has advised motorists traveling to and from Louisville to be aware of construction on Interstate 71 between mile marker 22 in Oldham County, and mile marker 28 in Henry County. Work to perform base repairs and resurface this section of highway began Monday of this week, according to an announcement by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s office.

  • Root receives SHIP certification to assist with Medicare issues

    Retirees who have Medicare, or are over the age of 60 who have difficulty wading through the process of benefit issues now have an advocate in Carroll County.

    Terri Root is a certified volunteer counselor through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, a national program that provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. This service is provided at no charge.

  • Changing of the guard