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  • ‘Catastrophic’ failure closes lock at Markland

    Barge traffic is once again on the move after a structure failure at Markland Locks and Dam stopped traffic on the Ohio River early Sunday.

    No injuries were reported after a miter gate on the downriver end of the main lock collapsed, according to Todd Hornback, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Traffic on the river was stopped in both directions at about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hornback said. By the time an auxiliary lock was put in service at 8 p.m., there were about six towboats with barges waiting to lock through.

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  • County flood recovery could total $900,000

    The Trimble Banner Work to remove rocks and debris from five Trimble County creeks is under way, and the total cost could reach as much as $900,000. The work is being supervised by the federal Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services, which is helping to fund the bulk of the cost of damage to creeks after torrential rains drenc

  • District misses 'No Child' mark

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    Overall, the Trimble County School District is still struggling somewhat to meet reading goals established by the state under federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

  • Oakley leaves 'big shoes to fill' in Milton

      Service. And a smile. What sounds like a trite slogan for a fast-food restaurant seems to be, by all accounts, truly the way Donnie Oakley lived his life. Oakley, who had served as mayor of the city of Milton for the past 12 years, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Charlestown, Ind. He was 53. He was a Little League coach. He was

  • Bridge rating remains ‘poor’

    The Trimble Banner Results are in, and the August in-depth inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge shows no change in the superstructure’s condition. Inspectors gave the superstructure an overall rating of 4, or poor, on a rating scale of 0-9, with 9 being excellent. The bridge received the same rating during the biennial Fracture Critic

  • RAIN DELAY

    Periodically heavy rains Sunday forced a one-week postponement of the annual Community Picnic presented by the Family Worship Center of Carrollton.

    The event had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Carroll County Fair Grounds. Rain clouds that swept through the Ohio River valley Sunday dumped 2.7 inches of precipitation on Carrollton, according the Carrollton Kentucky Mesonet weather station.

    “At 9:30 Sunday morning it was obvious it wasn’t going to work,” Pastor Pat Butcher said. He said the church will try to hold the event this Sunday.

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  • Break-ins reported at four city businesses

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that occurred during the weekend at area businesses.

    Most of the break-ins were discovered as business owners arrived to open for business on Monday morning, according to Assistant Chief Steve Abbott, who with Patrolman Tim Gividen, responded to the dispatches.

    The first call came in at 6:15 a.m., from NAPA Auto Parts at 618 Highland Avenue, Abbott said. A back door to the business had been forced open. It was discovered that about $300 had been taken from the cash register.

  • Ghent river cleanup greeted with large turnout Saturday

    More than 75 people hit the riverbanks in Ghent Saturday morning to remove litter and debris in the city’s first River Sweep.

    Organizer Ron Walker said the volunteers filled two trailers with the bags and items they collected and there was more placed in piles at the new boat ramp to be hauled off at a later date.

    “This is awesome. This is more than what I expected,” Walker said. “This is just an utter and complete success.”

    He said the group used 200 garbage bags and then used more that some of the volunteers had brought with them.