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  • Camp Invention

    Youngsters learned science can be fun last week as they took apart old electronic equipment and use it to build something like an egg launcher.

    This project was part of Camp Invention held July 13-17 at Cartmell Elementary daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. where 90 local children took part in learning about different aspects of science, according to local camp director Jonica Ray.

  • VA, veterans dedicate new clinic in Carrollton

    Inclement weather never stopped a United States soldier from doing his duty and it did not stop the ceremony for the opening of the new Veteran’s Administration Clinic in Carrollton.

    Veterans, local, state and national politicians and representatives from the community were on hand Wednesday, July 22 to honor veterans and open the new clinic located next to TraderBakers Flea Market on Hwy. 227.  

  • Board members view Cartmell design changes

    Representatives from the Lexington, firm RossTarrant Architects, gave the members of the Carroll County Board of Education the latest update on design developments for renovations to the Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School during its July 23 meeting.

    Renovations at the school are needed due to overcrowding issues. The 46-year-old facility houses students in Head Start and grades four and five, while Kathryn Winn Primary, houses children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Tanker accident shuts down U.S. 42 between Bedford, Carrollton

    U.S. 42 from Bedford to State Hwy. 36 in Carroll County was closed for nearly two days after a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling hydrogen peroxide.

    The wreck occurred at the bottom of Bedford Hill at 6:33 a.m. when the eastbound tractor-trailer left the road and struck an earthen embankment. The tank overturned and began leaking its contents, according to Trooper Seth Willis, public information officer, for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • Court OKs health plan

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Fiscal Court voted Monday to switch the county’s insurance to a Health Reimbursement Account program through its current provider, Anthem.

    The plan was proposed to the court in June by Bob Davis, a representative of Peel and Holland Insurance of Frankfort.

    As of Sept. 1, county employees will receive a medical debit card with which to pay for office visits, emergency-room visits, prescriptions and other services. They will no longer make co-payments for these services, but will be billed full price for all.

  • Board withholds funds for building project

    The Trimble Banner

    With the start of school looming on the horizon and still no certificate of occupancy for the new Milton Elementary School building in hand, frustrated school board members voted Wednesday to withhold the district’s July payment to the general contractor for the project.

  • McCane top citizen

    STAFF REPORT

    Ronald "Ron" McCane was named the 2009 Citizen of the Year by the Bedford Rotary Club last Tuesday, July 14.

    McCane is Trimble County’s emergency  operations manager. He has served the county for  years as an emergency services volunteer and is past assistant chief and chief of the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

    He also is a member of the Trimble County Search and Rescue Squad and is the hazardous materials (hazmat) officer.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge closure

    starts this weekend

    State highway crews will begin structural repairs to the Milton-Madison Bridge starting this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

    Repair work will continue with bridge closure during those same times the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 3. Those wishing to travel to Indiana must drive to Louisville or to the Markland Dam in Gallatin County, Ky.

  • County signs on with 2-1-1 info system

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County residents will be able to dial 2-1-1 for local information on just about anything.

    The 2-1-1 Crisis and Information line is funded by Metro Louisville United Way and operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week by staff at Seven Counties, according to the Metro United Way Web site.

    Glen Powell, a Trimble County resident, is director of the program and asked Fiscal Court on Monday to approve a memorandum of agreement to join the service. The cost to the county is about 3 cents per capita, or $300.

  • Federal wage hike means more pay for EMS crew

    The Trimble Banner

    To comply with the federal government’s mandate to raise the minimum hourly wage to $7.25,  Trimble County Fiscal Court voted in raises to employees in the county ambulance service – all of whom are paid by the hour.

    The law became effective July 1, and Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said the court had to address the issue now, as next pay period will be the first to fall under the new pay rules.