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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Precious areas in county should not be unprotected

    It appears that a liquid asphalt storage facility will soon be built on the banks of the Kentucky River, just outside Prestonville in Carroll County.

    A Louisville company purchased property there and has jumped through the regulatory hoops that will allow construction to begin on the storage tanks and its barge facility on the river.

    But there are many local residents upset with the plan to have barge-loads of liquid asphalt shipped here because of its impact on the rivers, our tourism industry and nearby residents.

  • 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

  • Should Fiscal Court cut contributions to fire departments?

    If you have a lot of time to spare, ask a fire chief for a tour of their stations and equipment. I spent over an hour with the chiefs of the Bedford and Milton Volunteer Fire Departments who wanted to show me the equipment they have and how all of it could be crucial, given the right kind of emergency.

  • Commissioner explains his bid decision

    Editor:

    Last week there was a letter to the editor from a person voicing his concern about the way a recent bid was handled by the city commission in Bedford.

    First, I would like to thank the man for taking the time to exhibit his opinion because I am a city commissioner in Bedford. Personally, I believe the more people involved in our local government the better. After all, it is our community and each of us has a right, and even more a responsibility, to make this community the best it can be.

  • Bevill plays in NCAA women’s golf tourney

    The News-Democrat

    Lyndsey Bevill, currently playing for Northern Kentucky University and Carroll County graduate, has qualified to play in the NCAA women’s golf championship this weekend.

    Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Oh., is the site for this year’s championship that will pit 72 of the nation’s best women golfers against each other, according to her coach Darryl Landrum.

  • Sewer issues are concern at detention center

    Editor:

    Something that concerns me (and should the community) has come to my attention recently. I have friends and family who are unfortunately incarcerated in the Carroll County Detention Center. I have learned they have had sewer problems, backed up water, stench and possibly mold.

  • 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.