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  • Trimble Relay for Life poised to surpass 2008 donations

    The Trimble Banner

    The 2009 Relay for Life kicked off officially Monday, as team captains from all over Trimble County turned in money already collected.

    Organizer Myrna Persell, herself a cancer survivor, said $13,450 was brought in by teams Monday by many – but not all – of the 32 teams. She said the preliminary amount doesn’t include sponsorships, money raised from the sale of luminaria and money collected during a recent promotion at Subway in Bedford.

  • Fire chiefs ask drivers to be patient

    Two local fire chiefs are asking motorists to be patient if they see fire trucks attempting to cross the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Prior to the fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Ind., Ind., a 15-ton weight limit was set on the Milton-Madison Bridge by the state of Kentucky in response to structural deficiencies discovered in a December bridge inspection.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Board OKs sale of old Milton school

    The Trimble County Board of Education, in a special meeting held Saturday morning prior to graduation at Trimble County High School, gave Superintendent Marcia Dunaway the OK to put the now-former Milton Elementary School building on the auction block.

  • One last HOORAH!

    The Trimble Banner

    The 83 seniors of Trimble County High School’s Class of 2009 took their turns crossing the stage Saturday morning, June 6, to collect diplomas from Superintendent Marcia Dunaway.

     As usual, graduation ceremonies packed the gym with friends, parents and other family members to wish the newly minted graduates luck as one chapter closed and another began.

  • Crowning the queen
  • Group seeks input on county’s health needs

    People who need public health services often feel defeated by the system, but hopefully that is about to change, according to Melody Stafford, Health Planner of Three Rivers District Health Department.

  • Officials say soldering caused fire at Madison courthouse

    MADISON, Ind. -- The May 20 fire that heavily damaged the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison “was accidental in its origin,” according to Madison Fire Chief Steve Horton.

    At a press conference held at city hall on Monday, Horton said contractors were in “the finishing stages of an extensive remodeling program. One of the final aspects of that remodeling included the repair and replacement of copper downspouts and gutters from the upper reaches of the building.”

  • Family sells Graham-Dunn Funeral Home to area group

    The family of the late James B. Dunn, longtime coronor and funeral director in Carroll County, has sold the Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, located at 213 Fifth Street in Carrollton.

    New owners of the funeral home are Mark Garnett, Mike McDonald and Bryan New, all of Owenton. They are directors of the McDonald and New Funeral Homes in Owenton, and the Garnett, New and McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw. The three finalized the purchase of the Carrollton facility on Friday, May 29.

  • Howard sentenced to 20 years after conviction on drug charges

    Donald Howard, 54, was sentenced Monday, June 1 by Judge Stephen Bates in circuit court to 20 years imprisonment for his conviction on four counts of first-degree trafficking in prescription drugs, all class C felonies.

    On May 14, a Carroll County jury found Howard guilty on all four counts of trafficking in two drugs, namely Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone, and Oxycontin. The jury recommended 10 years incarceration on each count to run consecutively, for a total of 40 years.

  • River Valley moves tasting room to winery

    Krasi and Vicky Georgiev, owners of River Valley Winery, have relocated the winery’s tasting room – The Mehana – from downtown Carrollton to their farm, located at 1279 Mound Hill Road on state Hwy. 549.

    The Georgievs, who have operated the winery since 2001, first opened their tasting room at 126 Sixth Street in January 2008.

    Vicky Georgiev says it “was the plan all along” to ultimately have the tasting room facility located at the winery at the top of Mound Hill.