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  • ‘Catastrophic’ failure closes lock at Markland

    Barge traffic is once again on the move after a structure failure at Markland Locks and Dam stopped traffic on the Ohio River early Sunday.

    No injuries were reported after a miter gate on the downriver end of the main lock collapsed, according to Todd Hornback, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Traffic on the river was stopped in both directions at about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hornback said. By the time an auxiliary lock was put in service at 8 p.m., there were about six towboats with barges waiting to lock through.

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  • County flood recovery could total $900,000

    The Trimble Banner Work to remove rocks and debris from five Trimble County creeks is under way, and the total cost could reach as much as $900,000. The work is being supervised by the federal Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services, which is helping to fund the bulk of the cost of damage to creeks after torrential rains drenc

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 Bedford Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Trimble County Public Library. Madison Pediatrics of KDH and Pathways Youth Shelter will present a special program to educate adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m., cost $5 per person. Call Jill Turner at 812-265-0323 for register. Food

  • Lions Club members term first 5K a ‘pleasant surprise’

    The Carrollton Lions Club members sponsored their first 5K Run\Walk event on Saturday with runners and walkers beginning at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park, then proceeding down Lock Road and back. When considering the inclement weather forecast, Lions Club Members were pleasantly surprised when 44 participants including 17 runners and 27 walkers attended the event.

  • Writer recalls childhood hero

    It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an anniversary that was observed by the national media last week.

    In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Today, I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.

    I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison, Ind. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular, after my dad told me the man was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.

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  • Lady Panthers fall to Henry in tournament final

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers won two of their three outings in their own volleyball invitational Saturday. The one that got away, however, was the championship game as Carroll fell to tournament champions Henry County 13-21 and 18-21.

    The Lady Panthers started well, defeating Eminence in pool play 21-17 and 21-12. During the first matchup Carroll County trailed 3-5, then rallied and took a 8-5 lead. Eminence knotted the score at 8-8. The score was also tied at 9-9, 14-14 and 16-16 before Carroll put it away.

  • District misses 'No Child' mark

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    Overall, the Trimble County School District is still struggling somewhat to meet reading goals established by the state under federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

  • Oakley leaves 'big shoes to fill' in Milton

      Service. And a smile. What sounds like a trite slogan for a fast-food restaurant seems to be, by all accounts, truly the way Donnie Oakley lived his life. Oakley, who had served as mayor of the city of Milton for the past 12 years, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Charlestown, Ind. He was 53. He was a Little League coach. He was