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  • 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.

  • 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.