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  • River Valley Winery earns awards at Indy International Wine Competition

    River Valley Winery was awarded silver and bronze medals  in the 2009 Indy International Wine Competition.

    River Valley Winery now holds and displays 11 International and seven Regional medals in its tasting room located at 1279 Mound Hill, Carrollton.  The wines have been produced in Carrollton since 2001, with 100 pecent Kentucky grown grapes and is one of the oldest wineries in Northern Kentucky.

  • Health district to fund RN for Trimble schools

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County School District could have an additional full-time registered nurse on staff in 2009-10, fully funded by the North Central District Health Department.

    Judge-Executive Randy Stevens told Trimble County magistrates last week that the health district voted earlier this month to spend $53,000 to fund the position in the district.

    “The nurse will be under school district supervision and used at their discretion, but the position will be paid for by the health department,” Stevens said June 15.

  • Turnout low, but spirits high at Milton Riversweep 2009

    The Trimble Banner

    They didn’t come in the numbers like they did last year, and they didn’t start quite as early, but the 51 volunteers at Riversweep 2009 collected nearly a full Dumpster-load of garbage Saturday morning along Milton’s riverbanks.

    Shannon Hoskins, Milton’s city clerk and one of the organizers of the event, said last year’s event drew 80 volunteers.

    She said a severe early morning thunderstorm Saturday and rising water levels on the Ohio River may have kept some volunteers from showing up this year.

  • ADF funds available for local groups

    Applications for Area Development Funds are available to be picked up at the Carroll County Judge-Executive’s office. All local governments and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for the funds.

    The applications are to be filled out and returned by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. “They have the rest of this month and most of July to get them back in,” he said.

  • 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.”