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  • Board seeks grant for library

    The Trimble Banner

    With just a few months before construction is set to begin on a new facility, the Trimble County Public Library board of directors is submitting an application for up to $500,000 in federal grant money.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court held a public hearing Wednesday, May 6, regarding the library’s application for Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Heritage Saturday to feature variety of activities for the family

    The News-Democrat

    The Port William Historical Society will host Heritage Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the historic Masterson House, located across from Arkema on U.S. Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton. There is no admission charge to attend.

    “We hope to draw more people in this year,” said Karen Claiborne, president of the Port William Historical Society. “With the economy the way it is, people are looking for activities to do that are close to home.”

  • Celebrating Nursing Home Week

    The Trimble Banner

    A new administrator has been hired at Signature Health Care Center in Bedford.

    Fran Stahl, originally of Maysville, Ky., started his job Monday, just in time for the facility’s celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

    Stahl is a Bellarmine University graduate and had been administrator of Signature’s health care facility in Bracken County for two years.

    “I’m hoping to be here and take care of our residents, and be an asset to the community,” he said.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    4-Hers working to raise funds for camp

    Trimble County’s 4-Hers will be collecting funds for camp during a road block at the Bedford stoplight from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. They also will have a booth at the Community Yard Sale on May 22-23 at Morgan Community Center.

    The group hopes to raise enough to cover each camper’s $30 camping fee.

    City of Bedford Relay team hosts yard sale

  • Milton plans water, sewer rate increase

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing a significant loss in revenue, Milton City Commission is proposing increases for its water and sewer services.

    Mayor Donnie Oakley told commissioners during a special budget meeting Tuesday, May 5, that the city likely will receive $36,000 less than anticipated from its insurance premium tax. Many small cities have established the tax, which is paid by the insurance companies based on the number of residents who carry policies. The tax is something like a fee charged to out-of-town companies who do business within the city limits.

  • Christian Academy marks National Day of Prayer

    The News-Democrat

    Lessons from American history and passages of scripture highlighted a special ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 9 at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

    Students and faculty at CAC observed the event during a commemorative assembly in the school’s new gymnasium facility.

  • New system tracks local weather

    The News-Democrat

    The old saying goes if someone doesn’t like the weather in Kentucky, wait 15 minutes and it will change. Residents now have the ability to track changes in the weather in real time when the new Kentucky Mesonet system came online.

    The Kentucky Mesonet is a network of automatic weather and climate monitoring stations criss crossing the state and the station just erected in Carrollton is the 24th of its kind, according to Stephen Struebig an electronics technician with the Kentucky Mesonent.

  • Bedford woman charged with felony forgery

    A Bedford woman was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 28, on two counts of second-degree for gery, a Class C felony.

    Tonia Burton, 34, of Burton Hill Road, pleaded not guilty to both counts.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons arrested Burton on April 17 on warrants from the county attorney’s office. Charges were filed against her by a former employer, Dennis M. Hawkins, who alleges that Burton forged his signature on two checks drawing money from an account for his business, James Welding Service in Bedford.

  • Engineers outline bridge options

    MADISON, Ind. – After Tuesday’s meeting of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group in Madison, officials said engineers would be rolling up their sleeves to start work on designs based on three of the five alternative locations.