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Today's News

  • Carroll County unemployment rise tied to plant closing

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties, including Carroll County, between October 2008 and October 2009.

    In Carroll County, the unemployment rate for October 2009 is projected at 12.5 percent, a slight increase from the September rate of 12.4 percent. Carroll’s rate in October 2008 stood at 7.1 percent,, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • County adopts ordinance for NAS facility expansion

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has authorized issuance of $110 million in taxable industrial building revenue bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The bonds will be issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance the cost of the latest planned expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Feds funding county watershed protection projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has awarded contracts for seven area watershed projects totaling nearly $600,000.

    During the fiscal court’s Nov. 24 meeting, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported that the bids were accepted on Nov. 16.

  • Carrollton kicks off holidays with annual Christmas events

    The holiday celebration moves into high gear Saturday with three Christmas events — A Christmas Carroll, Carroll County Public Library crafts and the Holiday English Tea at General Butler State Resort Park.

    A Christmas Carroll

    Organized by the Carrollton Main Street Program, this annual event will be held in downtown Carrollton on Dec. 5 from 11-4 p.m.

    “This is our official kickoff to the Christmas season,” Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Dec. 2

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    The Festival of Trees at General Butler State Resort Park has begun and continues until Dec. 3. The trees will remain on display through the month of December.

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Members sought for facilities committee The Trimble County Board of Education is in the process of developing the District Facility Planning Committee. This committee is responsible for developing a five-year facility plan for the Trimble County School District. Community and business leaders interested in being on the committee should contact Sandy Ward at the board office, (5

  • Automated system to begin managing teacher days off substitutes

    Carroll County schools will begin a new automated solution to manage teacher absences and substitute placement after the first of the year.

    Schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad told Carroll County Board of Education members about the new program, called AESOP, during the Nov. 19 meeting.

    “AESOP is a program for automatic contact of substitutes to fill absences, and a way to keep up with payroll,” Conrad said. “We’ve spent a lot of time getting it set up so we can implement it right after Christmas break.”

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 25

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Bingo every Wednesday night at the American Legion, Post No. 41 at 123 Fifth St. in Carrollton. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    Thursday, Nov. 26

    Thanksgiving Day

  • Inmate cardiac care could cost county $100,000

    The Trimble Banner An emergency medical situation with an inmate at Carroll County Regional Detention Center last week may cost Trimble County Fiscal Court $100,000 or more. Calvin Sturgill, 45, in inmate at the jail on Clay Street in Carrollton, was taken to the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital after becoming ill Monday, Nov. 9, according to Carroll County Jail

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

    The holidays are coming up soon, and The Trimble Banner wants to promote your special events. Please be sure to send information about holiday activities for the Community Calendar to hparrish@mytrimblenews.com or editor@mytrimblenews.com. You may also fax information to (502) 255-7797. Thursday, Nov. 19 Trimble County Public Library is hos