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  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge project advisory group meets April 28

    The advisory group for the Milton-Madison Bridge project will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Historic Broadway Hotel’s Livery Stable Banquet Hall, 313 Broadway St., Madison.

    The meeting is open to the community and will include brief public comment periods. Anyone wishing to speak before the PAG meeting begins may sign-up at the door. There will be additional time following the meeting for public comment.

  • Vandals target signs at park

    The News-Democrat

    Local police and park officials are investigating a number of incidents of vandalism and theft at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, according to Clay Cable, Maintenance Supervisor at the park.

    “We’ve had several signs stolen, and several cases of someone busting them up. Some have disappeared and we don’t know where they’ve gone,” Cable said. “Some of the signs have been beaten with a ball bat. Some were removed by jerking them from the sign posts.”

  • Work continues on water line

    The Trimble Banner

    Though plagued with many rainy days so far this spring, work on the new 12-inch water line is about 60 percent complete, Trimble County Water District manager Darra Smith said last week.

    Installation of the line, which replaces a 6-inch water line, began at Wise’s Landing and up Brays Ridge Road to U.S. 42 West. The line replacement will continue through Bedford to the water tower and then to the water district office and down U.S. 42 East to the intersection with Starks Lane.

  • Fire chiefs worried about budget cuts

    The Trimble Banner

    Ronnie Barnes and Mark Rexroat, chiefs of the Milton and Bedford volunteer fire departments, respectively, made a plea Monday night, asking Fiscal Court to avoid large cuts to the county’s contributions to the the two entities.

    Fiscal Court will begin working on the 2009-10 county budget during a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

    “We don’t expect the full amount, because times are hard,” Barnes said. “But I would hate to see great big cuts.”

  • Hwy. 227 crossing work forces weekend detours

    The News-Democrat

    Much needed repairs to the railroad tracks on Highway 227 near Hometown Pizza are set to begin Saturday and Sunday April 25 and 26, closing the heavily traveled highway for the weekend.

    Signs are up now warning travelers to be aware that the road will be closed to thru traffic and a detour has been designated with signs directing traffic, according to Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson in Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning, April 14.

  • Carr: Bridge alternatives to be pared down

    The Trimble Banner

    If all goes as planned, the myriad of options for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project soon will be pared down to a manageable handful.

    Project manager John Carr of Wilbur Smith Associates in Lexington said local input is still being encouraged regarding the project.

  • Escapees indicted on 25 counts by grand jury

    The News-Democrat

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted three convicts Monday on 25 counts, collectively, for breaking out of an Indiana prison  and allegedly tying up and beating three Sanders, Ky., brothers.

    However, speculation that the convicts —  Jerry Lee Sargent, 59; Christopher J. Marshall, 49; and Bobby B. Cockerell III, 31 — would be brought back to Carroll County to face the charges proved to be a rumor.

  • Chism resigns teaching, coaching posts

    The Trimble Banner

    A Trimble County High School teacher who had been tapped as head football coach has resigned.

    Kirk Chism, a social studies teacher who taught psychology, U.S. History and sociology, was hired in March to take over the coaching position left vacant after former head Coach Johnny Poynter resigned in January.

    TCHS Principal Stirling Sampson said Monday that Chism tendered his resignation effective March 31 “for very personal reasons.”  

    Attempts to reach Chism for comment were unsuccessful by press time Tuesday.

  • Worthville Fire Dept. goes back into service

    The News-Democrat

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department is again answering calls after about two weeks of being out of service to allow members to complete required training.

    Worthville Fire Chief Roy Breeden said he put the department back in service after completion of more than more than 200 hours of state training by department personnel,

    The department has been in the process of reorganization in the wake of the resignation of former Fire Chief Pat McGlennon.

  • Council considers grants to fund police officer, other projects

    The News-Democrat

    Regardless of the question in Carrollton City Council meeting Monday night, the answer was grant money.

    City leaders indicated that topics such as hiring another police officer, obtaining new playground equipment, upgrading the 911 system, and providing summer jobs could all be addressed with grant money.

    Council member Dean Miller Jr. broached the topic of a grant available that could pay the salary for a police officer for three years, if the city agrees to keep them on staff for one additional year.