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  • County’s creek repairs are a washout

    Efforts to repair several Carroll County creeks damaged by torrential rains on Aug. 4 have been stalled, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported during the Oct. 13 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    County workers have been cleaning out creeks to prevent erosion problems and flooding.

    Because of the setback, the court agreed to pursue outside help to assist the county’s maintenance crew with completion of the work.

  • Relay for life exceeds ‘09 goal

    Despite the struggling economy, Carroll County Relay for Life exceeded its expectations and made this year’s event a success.

    At the beginning, the goal of reaching $100,000 seemed to be a stretch. But with the help of 25 fundraising teams, several sponsoring businesses and companies, and a number of inspirational members of the community, the committee raised a grand total of $100,462, said Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger.

  • EMTs recognized at class graduation

    SSG Donald O’Brien has done this before. As a medic in the U.S. Army, he spent two years working in a hospital treating wounded soldiers. He has served 28 years combined in active duty for the Army and for the National Guard Reserves. However, as he nears retirement next year from his post as a supply sergeant for the National Guard unit in Carrollton, O’Brien realized that he would need to go back to class before he could continue caring for patients.

  • County sets nonemergency ambulance rates

    The Trimble Banner Trimble County Fiscal Court has set “private pay” rates for residents who require nonemergency ambulance service for patient transport to local or regional hospitals by Trimble County Ambulance Service. The court voted Sept. 21 to set the rates at $300 for local nonemergency trips, such as to Carroll County Me

  • Hospital facelift underway

    Remodeling is underway in the medical-surgical wing of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    The wing was a part of the 1971 expansion to the hospital, which was opened in 1955. The board of directors for the CCMH Corporation began discussing the project two to three years ago and will be receiving progress reports at their monthly meetings.

  • Cannon arrested on animal cruelty charges

    A Worthville man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, second-degree, in connection with the alleged confinement of more than 200 animals in less than optimal conditions.

    Donnie R. Cannon was arraigned before District Court Judge Thomas M. Funk on Oct. 7. Cannon was released from the Carroll County Regional Detention Center after posting bail. He faces a court date on Oct. 22. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $500 fine, if he is found guilty.

  • County’s tax collection undergoes changes

    Property tax bills have been delivered to households in Carroll County, but land owners may have already noticed a change. The bills have been simplified, and there are a few other modifications property owners should be made aware of before heading down to the courthouse this year.

  • Carrollton mourns loss of ‘weather man’

     “It’s going to be real nice today, sunny with no rain and 80 degrees!”

    Anyone walking along Highland Avenue, visiting any office in the Carroll County courthouse, or shopping at any number of businesses downtown could expect a report on the projected atmospheric conditions from a personable gentleman many knew as the “weather man.” It didn’t matter if it was your first encounter with Eldon Brown. He knew no strangers.

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  • Milton PTO putting ‘fun’ into annual fund-raiser

    The Trimble Banner Members of the Parent-Teacher Organization are hoping area residents will mosey on over Saturday to the new Milton Elementary School to lasso some grub at this year’s Fish Fry. This is the first year the school’s annual fall festival will be held at the new building, and though it’s also the first year