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Local News

  • Officials confident speedway measure will benefit local area

    Area government leaders have high expectations for new legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which provides incentives for business expansion in the state. The new measure, in part, offers tax credits for growth at nearby Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County. Speedway officials are planning a major expansion project at the facility in connection with luring a race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup season schedule.

  • Fruits of their labor: Families reap first harvest

    Several families have taken advantage of free garden space and are beginning to harvest produce now.  

    Barry Brown, a local businessman, offered the free garden plots on his Fourth Street property in the spring. At least five people have planted, weeded and have begun harvesting many types of vegetables.   

    Barbara Denning and her son, Steven, share a plot with Debbie Younce and her son, Terry. The Dennings weeded  tomato plants on Thursday and hoped to take some green tomatoes home for frying.  

  • Tomlinson: fly flags to honor VA clinic

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson is encouraging local individuals and businesses who are not currently displaying American flags to do so during the remainder of July. The displays would honor area veterans who will be attending dedication ceremonies for the new Veterans Administration clinic in Carrollton next week. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare center will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

  • CITY: Pigeons must fly the coop

    The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak, as one family is forced to get rid of show pigeons to satisfy a complaint from an un-named neighbor.

  • State announces dates for bridge closures

    The Department of Highways District 5 office has scheduled dates for the temporary closing of Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Barring unforeseen delays or inclement weather, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27, and again from 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. A third weekend may be scheduled, if needed.

  • New law aims to help victims of theft

    The Trimble Banner

    A new law passed this year by the General Assembly will force anyone convicted on theft charges to surrender his or her drivers license until they pay full restitution to their victims.

    Creation of House Bill 369, which became effective June 25, was a collaborative effort between the state Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, circuit court clerks, the state Division of Driver Licensing and the Kentucky State Police, according to an AOC news release.

  • Survey helps define need for drug programs

    The Trimble Banner

    Convincing Trimble County young people not to use alcohol or abuse drugs may be an uphill battle, but Denise Hall is hoping it can be won – with reinforcements from the community.

  • Team surveys historic Milton structures

    The Trimble Banner

    After more than a month going door to door in Milton and Madison, a team from Wilbur Smith Associates soon will complete one phase of the study into replacing the bridge that connects the two cities.

  • Winery owners seek amendment to allow Sunday wine sales

    The Trimble Banner

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. –Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate” specifically to visit the winery.

  • DJ Carroll featured in national publication

    A local and young entrepreneur proved so impressive that the national publication Turf Magazine published a feature story on him last month.

    The multi-page magazine spread tells how DJ Carroll, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, began his lawn care service in high school while playing football for the Panthers.

    Since graduation, he has since been all business about growing his business.