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  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    4-Hers working to raise funds for camp

    Trimble County’s 4-Hers will be collecting funds for camp during a road block at the Bedford stoplight from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. They also will have a booth at the Community Yard Sale on May 22-23 at Morgan Community Center.

    The group hopes to raise enough to cover each camper’s $30 camping fee.

    City of Bedford Relay team hosts yard sale

  • Milton plans water, sewer rate increase

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing a significant loss in revenue, Milton City Commission is proposing increases for its water and sewer services.

    Mayor Donnie Oakley told commissioners during a special budget meeting Tuesday, May 5, that the city likely will receive $36,000 less than anticipated from its insurance premium tax. Many small cities have established the tax, which is paid by the insurance companies based on the number of residents who carry policies. The tax is something like a fee charged to out-of-town companies who do business within the city limits.

  • Christian Academy marks National Day of Prayer

    The News-Democrat

    Lessons from American history and passages of scripture highlighted a special ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 9 at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

    Students and faculty at CAC observed the event during a commemorative assembly in the school’s new gymnasium facility.

  • New system tracks local weather

    The News-Democrat

    The old saying goes if someone doesn’t like the weather in Kentucky, wait 15 minutes and it will change. Residents now have the ability to track changes in the weather in real time when the new Kentucky Mesonet system came online.

    The Kentucky Mesonet is a network of automatic weather and climate monitoring stations criss crossing the state and the station just erected in Carrollton is the 24th of its kind, according to Stephen Struebig an electronics technician with the Kentucky Mesonent.

  • Bedford woman charged with felony forgery

    A Bedford woman was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 28, on two counts of second-degree for gery, a Class C felony.

    Tonia Burton, 34, of Burton Hill Road, pleaded not guilty to both counts.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons arrested Burton on April 17 on warrants from the county attorney’s office. Charges were filed against her by a former employer, Dennis M. Hawkins, who alleges that Burton forged his signature on two checks drawing money from an account for his business, James Welding Service in Bedford.

  • Engineers outline bridge options

    MADISON, Ind. – After Tuesday’s meeting of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group in Madison, officials said engineers would be rolling up their sleeves to start work on designs based on three of the five alternative locations.

  • Annual libary art exhibit opens

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Public Library opened the doors to one of its largest exhibits for the annual Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

    The library hosted a reception for artists displaying their works, which range from watercolor and acrylic paintings, to photography and hand-crafted items. Ronald DeVore, an artist participating in the show, performed traditional sounds on his dulcimer during the opening.

  • Video, concert to raise funds for Relay for Life

    The News-Democrat

    The 2009 Carroll County Relay for Life committee is planning a “in memory of/honor of” video production as a fundraiser. Area residents are encouraged to submit photos and information about the individual or individuals they want to include in this tribute no later than Thursday, May 7. The video will be produced with the assistance of Rob Riley at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

  • Prestonville asphalt terminal permit issued

    The News-Democrat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville Division has approved an application filed by Louisville Paving Company Inc. for a permit to build and operate a liquid-asphalt storage terminal on the Kentucky River near Prestonville.

    Corps public affairs representative Carol Labashosky said Friday the permit was issued on March 31.

  • County to seek three Homeland Security grants

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved three Homeland Security resolutions last week that could provide more than $133,100 in grant funds of local law enforcement equipment.

    The county voted to seek the funds through the United States Department of Homeland Security in three grant applications during fiscal court’s April 28 meeting.

    The largest, for $77,217, would provide communications upgrades for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department communications equipment.