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  • Alumni busy with Web site, scholarship program

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    “A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.”

    – Elton Trueblood, 1900-94

    Soon, former graduates of Trimble County High School will be asked to help plant a tree.

  • 'Bedford Bash' returns today

    Landmark News Service

    Anything that’s hung around for 18 years has secured a level of popularity among some of the best community events in the state.

    Such would be the case with the Bedford Bash — set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Local civic and school clubs will have their booths, and Young Country will be the featured entertainment, starting about 7 p.m.

  • TRIMBLE NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Presentation offers insight into bullying

    Henry County High School is hosting the presentation, “Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the high school.

    John Halligan, whose 13-year-old son Ryan committed suicide after being bullied by classmates at school and online, will share the lessons he learned – too late – for helping kids deal with bullying, cyberbullying and depression.

  • 4 teens injured in crash

    The Trimble Banner

    Four teen-agers were injured in a one-car accident at 9:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, on U.S. 421 South.

    Trooper Seth Willis, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, said the driver of the car, Sara Cooley, 17, overcorrected when the car left the right side of the roadway.

    He said the car veered left of center and Cooley again overcorrected. The car overturned, struck a portion of a concrete bridge  and flipped, hitting a telephone pole and landing on the passenger side.

  • Chamber awards honors, celebrates local talent during awards banquet

    The annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet was full of glitz and glamour and local talent as singers and dancers took the stage for more than $1,000 in prizes.

    The banquet held Thursday, Aug. 13, at General Butler State Park is part fundraiser, part entertainment and part honors and awards as the Chamber of Commerce earns money to pay for local scholarships.

  • Property owners face tax increases

    Though no one from the general public attended, three public hearings were held last week that will raise taxes on real property and personal tangible property in the Carroll County area.

    The city of Carrollton, the Carroll County Public Library, and the Carroll County Board of Education each had hearings requesting the increases.

  • Grant funds could put bridge replacement on the fast track

    Building a new superstructure on the old piers of the Milton-Madison Bridge is considered the best option for the U.S. 421 bridge spanning the Ohio River, project officials say.

    It could be completed and open to traffic as early as February 2012, if a federal grant application being filed by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana is approved.

  • Fiscal court purchases warehouse behind jail

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted during its Aug. 11 meeting to authorize Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of a piece of property on the corner of Eighth and Polk Streets.

    The property is the former Woods Reynolds Warehouse, located directly behind and adjoining the Carroll County Regional Detention Center property. The purchase price is $60,000, according Tomlinson.

    The purchase, Tomlinson said, is “contingent on the completion of a good environmental study and a clear title.”

  • Merchants upset over sidewalk sale restrictions

    Sidewalk sales are often an important part of a retail business, but many downtown Carrollton businesses were notified recently that they are illegal in some circumstances.

    Section 91 of the city’s code of ordinances gives the restrictions for using the sidewalk in front of a business and sidewalk sales are not included in the ordinance unless it is for seasonal merchandise or as part of a cafe or restaurant.

  • Celebrating a new park