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Today's News

  • Board withholds funds for building project

    The Trimble Banner

    With the start of school looming on the horizon and still no certificate of occupancy for the new Milton Elementary School building in hand, frustrated school board members voted Wednesday to withhold the district’s July payment to the general contractor for the project.

  • Band Boosters say thanks for support

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Band Boosters would like to thank everyone who came out to support the band program by purchasing a fish dinner on Saturday. Special thanks to Bob Yowler for his donation.  

    Through the generous support of our community, we are able to continue to provide an outstanding music experience for the children of our county.

  • McCane top citizen

    STAFF REPORT

    Ronald "Ron" McCane was named the 2009 Citizen of the Year by the Bedford Rotary Club last Tuesday, July 14.

    McCane is Trimble County’s emergency  operations manager. He has served the county for  years as an emergency services volunteer and is past assistant chief and chief of the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

    He also is a member of the Trimble County Search and Rescue Squad and is the hazardous materials (hazmat) officer.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge closure

    starts this weekend

    State highway crews will begin structural repairs to the Milton-Madison Bridge starting this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

    Repair work will continue with bridge closure during those same times the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 3. Those wishing to travel to Indiana must drive to Louisville or to the Markland Dam in Gallatin County, Ky.

  • County signs on with 2-1-1 info system

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County residents will be able to dial 2-1-1 for local information on just about anything.

    The 2-1-1 Crisis and Information line is funded by Metro Louisville United Way and operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week by staff at Seven Counties, according to the Metro United Way Web site.

    Glen Powell, a Trimble County resident, is director of the program and asked Fiscal Court on Monday to approve a memorandum of agreement to join the service. The cost to the county is about 3 cents per capita, or $300.

  • Federal wage hike means more pay for EMS crew

    The Trimble Banner

    To comply with the federal government’s mandate to raise the minimum hourly wage to $7.25,  Trimble County Fiscal Court voted in raises to employees in the county ambulance service – all of whom are paid by the hour.

    The law became effective July 1, and Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said the court had to address the issue now, as next pay period will be the first to fall under the new pay rules.

  • Wednesday, July 22

    Milton Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the new school building to discuss use of stimulus funds.

    The Wednesday “Be Creative at Your Library” program is Garbage Can Band. Marie Augustine will help children create homemade instruments at 10 a.m. at Bedford Elementary School.

    Thursday, July 23

    Senior citizens will eat out at Madison, Ind., Ponderosa and shop downtown Madison at 11:30 a.m.

  • Sanders man charged with threatening a witness

    A Sanders man was arrested Thursday, July 2 for intimidating a participant in legal process, a class D felony, and second-degree wanton endangerment, a class A misdemeanor.

    The arrest warrant for Michael Taulbee, 20, of McDaniel Street, states he used physical force or threat of force by running Stephanie Granger off the road. In the act of running Granger off the road, the warrant states he engaged in conduct, which created a substantial danger to another.

  • Council votes to re-open alley between Taylor, Hawkins

    Carrollton City Council has reversed a decision made several years ago to re-open an alley running between Taylor and Hawkins Streets by a vote of 4-1.

    Tammy McBurney made the motion to re-open the alley with Mike Gordon seconding and Kevin Craig and Adam Raker voting in favor, with Dean Miller Jr. the lone vote in opposition.

  • Bluegrass Bash

    Even the unseasonably cool weather could not cool off the hot bluegrass talent that had strains of fiddles, mandolins and singing wafting through General Butler State Resort Park last weekend.

    The Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash featured the music of the 11 bands in town for the event that inspired a lot of toe tapping and dancing.