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Today's News

  • Local, state officials weigh in on bridge proposal

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, addressing the magistrates at the Aug. 17 Fiscal Court meeting, appeared to grudgingly accept the idea that going for the TIGER grant is the best option for getting a new span between Milton and Madison.

    “There are huge, huge inconveniences for people who live and

  • Basketball boosters continue fundraiser

    The Carroll County Panther basketball team boosters will continue sponsoring bingo on the first and third Tuesdays of September through November at the National Guard Armory with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and play beginning at 7 p.m.

    Panther Head Coach Carroll Yager said the team is earning money to play in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona Beach, Fl., December 27 -29.  

    The Lady Panthers are also playing in the same tournament over Christmas, but Yager said he believes they are in better shape financially than his team.  

  • Successful adventure

    Alpenglow Adventures, the Carrollton organization founded by Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert, recently completed another successful venture to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Providing hiking expeditions to people who cannot walk, or cannot walk without assistance, Alpenglow Adventures takes individuals to destinations attempted by very few, if any, disabled climbers.

  • New bridge to span Black Rock Creek

    Safety was a factor in shutting down the Black Rock Road bridge in Ghent and that concern will be resolved when it opens again in September.

    Luhn and Oak construction company won the bridge contract to build an HS25 concrete box beam bridge at a cost of $247,909. Construction began shortly after the bridge closed on June 18. It will re-open in early September and will carry 90 tons, the same as any bridge on the interstate, according to Taylor Perkins, with Entran the engineering firm overseeing the project.

  • Panthers open gridiron season with dominating win

    The Carroll County Panthers took the gridiron on the road for the first game of the season pulling off a big win without the 14 seniors who graduated in May.

    The final score, 44-22 only partially tells the story of the Panthers as they completely dominated the Bracken County Polar Bears.  The Panthers did commit nine penalties for 70 yards and had two touchdowns called back because of holding.

  • Carroll runners open in Switzerland meet

    Monday night the Panther Cross Country team participated in its first meet of the year across the river at Switzerland County. The Panthers competed against a very strong Switzerland County Pacers team as well as teams from Rising Sun, Madison Shawe, and Lawrenceburg.

    “We did not have complete teams for either boys or girls due to some unforeseen injuries and absences but overall the meet was a wonderful showcase for many of our runners,” head coach Joseph Creager said.

  • Trimble edges Carroll in golf

    Carroll County Panthers golf team met the Trimble County Raiders on the links at General Butler State Park and lost a close match 181 to 177.

    Panthers scores include: John Michael Williams with the low Panther score at 42, Will Yager shot a 43, Jacob Meadows and Travis Ellis with a 49.

     

  • Tree,shrub, sidewalk sale notices draw fire

    Ordinance enforcement once again has taken a hefty chunk of Carrollton City Council’s time as residents flocked to a meeting to voice concerns.

    Letters informing residents and businesses they are in violation of various ordinances brought out many individuals to speak at the regular meeting of city council Monday, Aug. 24.

    Sidewalk sales and trees and shrubs blocking access or views were the two main points of concern for those attending the meeting.

  • Gasoline spill quickly cleaned up

    The Trimble Banner

    A customer who went inside Bedford’s Stop-N-Go while fueling her car about 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, was responsible for a minor gasoline spill at the Marathon station there.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Dr. Donna Smith of Louisville left her car unattended while it was fueling. He said she  expected the gas pump’s automatic shut-off to kick in when the tank of her car was filled, while she went inside.

    It didn’t.

  • THE SECRET IS OUT

    Landmark News Service

    Art Alphin is ready to let the cat of the bag – a confession, if you will.

    Alphin, 61, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, opened a Bedford manufacturing company in January 1991 called A-Square. For nearly 20 years, the building that sits in behind the Bedford Water Company on U.S. 42 – and what went on inside – has been a mystery, except to a select few people.

    “The locals have had a lot of question about what went on in this building, and now they’ll know,” Alphin in an interview last week.