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  • Down on the farm
  • Renovation plans move ahead at Cartmell

    Carroll County Board of Education viewed the latest floor layout and exterior elevation renderings of the upcoming renovation of the Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School at its meeting Thursday. The renovation, set to begin in January, is necessary due to overcrowding issues at the facility.

    John Gilbert, representing RossTarrant Architects, a Lexington firm, brought samples of exterior materials for the board members to examine. The existing exterior materials will be removed and replaced with limestone and metal, according to Cartmell Principal Doug Oak.

  • Big Dippers
  • Jackson to fill Oakley's mayoral term

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners elected Denny Jackson to fill out Donnie Oakley’s unexpired term as mayor during a special meeting Monday, Sept. 28, at city hall. Jackson had been serving as mayor pro tem and officiating at meetings in Oakley’s absence for several months. Oakley, who had been battling cancer, wa

  • Rain dampens Trimble's Repair Affair

    The Trimble Banner Heavy rains during the week leading up to Trimble County’s eighth annual Repair Affair put some projects on hold Saturday morning. About half the projects scheduled for Saturday were postponed to Oct. 3. Others, like a ramp project at Viola Powell’s home on Foxgate Lane in Milton, went on as scheduled. Jon Dunlap of Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Grant OK’d; moratorium continues on EIP funding

    Carrollton City Council approved a $4,000 Enterprise Incentive Program grant Monday night to Port William Historical Society after it was determined the group’s application came in prior to a moratorium imposed on spending by Mayor Dwight Louden.

    Historical society president Karen Claiborne asked council to approve the money to help with ongoing restoration work at the Masterson House. She said the request filed in June was part of a project to replace the worst windows on the house.

    “I understand this has been held up,” Claiborne said.

  • ‘Catastrophic’ failure closes lock at Markland

    Barge traffic is once again on the move after a structure failure at Markland Locks and Dam stopped traffic on the Ohio River early Sunday.

    No injuries were reported after a miter gate on the downriver end of the main lock collapsed, according to Todd Hornback, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Traffic on the river was stopped in both directions at about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hornback said. By the time an auxiliary lock was put in service at 8 p.m., there were about six towboats with barges waiting to lock through.

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  • County flood recovery could total $900,000

    The Trimble Banner Work to remove rocks and debris from five Trimble County creeks is under way, and the total cost could reach as much as $900,000. The work is being supervised by the federal Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services, which is helping to fund the bulk of the cost of damage to creeks after torrential rains drenc

  • District misses 'No Child' mark

    The Trimble Banner

    Overall, the Trimble County School District is still struggling somewhat to meet reading goals established by the state under federal No Child Left Behind legislation.