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  • JCTC adult ed offering skills workshop

    The Carroll County Adult Education program at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 324 Main St., Carrollton, is hosting a Job Skills 101 Workshop.

    The class meets from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 10 through March 5.

    The course is free, but is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (502) 732-7102.

    Topics to be discussed include resume building and writing cover letters; online job searching; application processing; interviewing skills; and a pre-employment assessment brushup.

  • Board OKs amended school district calendar

    The last day of school in the Carroll County School District has been rescheduled to June 1, barring any late-winter snowstorms or other emergencies that could cause cancellation of school during the remainder of the year.

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted on the amended district calendar during it's regular meeting last night (Thursday, Feb. 12).

    Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, "at this point," Superintendent Lisa James said following the meeting. She warned that this date could change again, if more school days are missed.

  • Couch addresses 3CDC annual meeting

    Jack Couch, a former Trimble County Judge Executive, was the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 20, at  Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.

    “My job is to speak and your job is to listen, and I hope you don’t finish first,” Couch said, quoting 1950s presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson from a campaign speech.

    Couch commended the shareholders for the good decisions they have made as they have tried to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life in Carroll County.

  • Walk for Awareness to raise funds to battle congenital heart defects

    Area residents can put on their walking shoes Saturday, Feb. 7, to help raise money for children with congenital heart defects.

    The Walk for Awareness begins at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 213 Main St., Owenton, and will feature shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, inflatables for children, a silent auction and a book fair, along with entertainment.

    Proceeds will benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital’s Cardiology Division and God’s Special Little Hearts, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Owen County Extension Homemakers.

  • County recovering from storm’s effects

    Carroll County wasn’t spared in last week’s snow-and-ice storm, which battered most of the eastern half of the United States that started with snow Monday, followed by sleet and freezing rain – then more snow – Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The ice did the worst damage, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving 1,234 Carroll County customers of Owen Electric Cooperative without power. Co-op officials said service was restored Monday evening, Feb. 2, to all 18,000 customers who lost power.

  • Electronic polling to be used in bridge design selection

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Electronic polling will be used next week to help designers learn more about what local residents want to see in a new bridge.

    A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium in Madison, Ind. will give the general public the opportunity to talk with designers and engineers working on the Milton-Madison Bridge project, as well as look at some design elements that could be included in a possible new bridge.

  • Details of murder released

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional details about the death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones were released yesterday, as his accused killer appeared in Trimble County District Court for a preliminary hearing.

    Judge Jerry Crosby agreed with prosecutors that the evidence presented yesterday was sufficient to bound the case over to a Trimble County Grand Jury and ordered Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins’ to remain in jail, pending bond.

  • Public library on the move

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional computers, two study rooms, an expanded multi-purpose room and a reading garden are just a few of the features planned for the new Trimble County Public Library.

    The library’s Board of Trustees has announced intentions to move forward with plans for a new 10,000 sq. ft. building to be located just south of the Bedford city limits, on U.S. 42 near Shepherd Lane.

  • Alleged bank robber arrested in Tennessee

    Tips from the community to local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the Jan. 23 bank robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank.

    The suspect, Cecil Messer, 45, originally of McKenzie, Ala., was apprehended in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 30, by U.S. Marshals, the Nashville Police Department and Tennessee State Police.

    Messer was arrested, charged with first-degree bank robbery, a Class B felony, and held on a  $250,000 cash bond in a Nashville jail, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said yesterday.

  • Ford a witness to historic inauguration

    Gary Ford was one of the millions of people who packed up and traveled to  Washington, D.C., for the historic Jan. 20 inauguration of President Barrack Obama.

    Ford received two tickets from U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ office. Because the number of requests outnumbered the congressmen’s available tickets, the staff held a lottery for them. Ford was one of the winners.