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Today's News

  • Local JAG program helps students earn GED, become better citizens

    One of the most important tools a person can arm themselves with when stepping out into the world is an education. Chuck Roberts and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program want to help students who dropped out of high school earn their GED and open themselves up to more job and life opportunities.

  • Milton planning ahead for growth

    The Trimble Banner If all the residential development planned within Milton’s city limits was built tomorrow, capacity of the city’s sewage treatment plant would be at 94 percent and the city would be faced with the need to add a new facility to keep ahead of demand. Of course, this isn’t going to happen. In fact, many pla

  • Volunteers thanked for CCMS library support

    Dear Editor:

    We would like to thank the community volunteers at Carroll County Middle School for volunteering their time at our school library, to help our school.

    We are so grateful and appreciate them donating their time to us. Without them we would not be able to keep the library alive.

    We want to thank them for impacting our education and letting us be able to check in and out books.

    Taylor Hayden

    and Carmen McArter

    CCMS Learners

     

  • Local pilots write book about 1986 flight around the globe

    The Trimble Banner

    Even when meeting Jim Pirtle and H. Shirmer Riley in person for the first time, the depth of their friendship is obvious.

    The two men have known each other for years and share many interests – but the one, true passion that seals their relationship is flying.

  • Rumpke granted Bedford garbage contract for 2010

    Despite providing the higher bid, Rumpke was chosen Monday night by Bedford City Commission to continue providing garbage collection service to Bedford residents and City Hall. The commission opened sealed bids from Rumpke and Elite Waste Systems, a new start-up garbage hauling service located in Milton. Rumpke bid to collect garbage from the 232 units in the city limits for $2,4

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

    Thursday, Nov. 5

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. at Bedford Pentecostal Church on U.S. 42 West. Everyone is invited.

    Saturday, Nov. 7

    Tri-County Community Action Agency and Trimble Co. Community Education is hosting a Relationship Enhance-ment Retreat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agape Wilderness Retreat, 831 Barebone Road, Bedford. Call Barbara Dukes at (502) 255-5110, Ext. 1045, for reservations or more information.

  • Third Street home damaged by fire

    The city of Carrollton’s first structure fire in more than two years Sunday afternoon injured one of the home’s residents who required medical treatment.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp said two people were at the home at 315 Third Street when the fire started. Herman Smith was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with burns on his arm. EMS checked him out on scene, but he chose not to ride in the ambulance, Tharp said.

    Hospital officials said Smith was treated and released.

  • Dedication set for Nov. 12 at new Butler fishing pier

    A ribbon cutting and dedication of the new fishing pier on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. The handicapped-accessible pier was completed in July. A paved access road to the fishing pier is located off state Hwy. 227.

    “I, along with state and federal officials, would like to invite the public to the dedication,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said in a news release on Monday.

  • Panthers’ quickness key to cage season

    When the Panthers hit the hardwood in their season opener on Dec. 1, they may look a little different from the team last seen in February.

    While the 2008-2009 team played a slower half-court set offense and defense, this year will be all about shooting well and running the floor.

    “This year, we’re going to get the ball up and down the floor and extend our defense more,” Carroll County Head Coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Fund set up for family affected by fire

    Editor:

    Losing everything you have in a fire must be devastating and losing it during the holidays is even worse.  

    Thank God that Linda and Herman Smith did not get injured when their house caught fire on Sunday Nov. 23, just four days before Thanksgiving.    

    Herman is a 26-year veteran.  

    An account has been opened at First National Bank of Carrollton for donations.  

    Linda and Herman lost furniture, household goods clothes and everything.