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  • 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
  • County pool opens after upgrades

    The Carroll County swimming pool at Robert Westrick Memorial Park opened for the summer season Friday afternoon, June 26, after repairs to bring it in line with new federal safety regulations.

    The pool is open seven days a week from noon until 5:30 p.m., according to Michael Battaglia, Director of Parks and Recreation. Admission is $2 per person. Children under three years of age, and senior citizens 65 years and older are admitted without charge.

  • HoleHeadz bring tourney to Carrollton

    Cornhole reigned at Point Park last weekend as the three-time champion claimed another title, making him four-time champion of the American Cornhole Organization.

    Three-peat champion Matt Guy and his 12 year-old son Shawn won the HoleHeadz Fest tournament and has been proclaimed King of Cornhole, according to the ACO website at AmericanCornhole.org.

    HoleHeadz Fest came to Carrollton to celebrate National Cornhole Day with Mayor Dwight Louden reading a proclamation designating Saturday as Carrollton Cornhole Day.

  • Repairs to bridge to cause weekend closures in July

    Landmark News Service

    Motorists can expect delays and long detours between Milton and Madison, Ind., later this month as crews begin repair work to the superstructure of the bridge over the Ohio river.

    Officials from the Department of Highways District 5 office say the bridge connecting to the cities will be closed to all traffic for three consecutive weekends this month.

  • 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.