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Today's News

  • Panthers raising funds for Florida basketball tournament

    The Carroll County Panther basketball team will be playing in a tournament in Florida over Christmas and they are in fundraising mode right now.

    The coaches and parent boosters will be sponsoring Bingo at the National Guard Armory on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and play beginning at 7 p.m. according to head coach Carroll Yager.

    There will also be concessions available during Bingo.

    Winning allocations will be based on the number of players, Carroll said in a press release.

  • State announces dates for bridge closures

    The Department of Highways District 5 office has scheduled dates for the temporary closing of Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Barring unforeseen delays or inclement weather, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27, and again from 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. A third weekend may be scheduled, if needed.

  • New law aims to help victims of theft

    The Trimble Banner

    A new law passed this year by the General Assembly will force anyone convicted on theft charges to surrender his or her drivers license until they pay full restitution to their victims.

    Creation of House Bill 369, which became effective June 25, was a collaborative effort between the state Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, circuit court clerks, the state Division of Driver Licensing and the Kentucky State Police, according to an AOC news release.

  • Survey helps define need for drug programs

    The Trimble Banner

    Convincing Trimble County young people not to use alcohol or abuse drugs may be an uphill battle, but Denise Hall is hoping it can be won – with reinforcements from the community.

  • Team surveys historic Milton structures

    The Trimble Banner

    After more than a month going door to door in Milton and Madison, a team from Wilbur Smith Associates soon will complete one phase of the study into replacing the bridge that connects the two cities.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, July 8

    Senior citizens will walk, play cards and have card bingo at 1 p.m. Mark Hines will speak on Chiropractic at 12 noon at the senior center at Trimble County Park.

    Trimble County Public Library presents juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn Juggler at 10 a.m. at Bedford Elementary School.

    Friday, July 10

  • Summer meal program averaged 90 meals daily

    Editor:

    Did you know that 850 million people in the world are undernourished, and of them 153 million are children under age 5? As many as 13 million children in the United States go to bed hungry, and 24 percent of all the children in Kentucky live in poverty. In Trimble County, 18.6 percent live in poverty.

    Volunteers from Trimble County fed an average of 90 children daily during the month of June. These children, who are sure to get lunch during the school year, are no less hungry when school lets out for the summer.

  • Winery owners seek amendment to allow Sunday wine sales

    The Trimble Banner

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. –Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate” specifically to visit the winery.

  • Search Unit offers thanks to supporters

    Editor:

    The Trimble County Emergency Search Unit would like to thank all the people who stopped by our booth and showed their support during the Trimble County Fair.

    And a special thanks goes to the following people and businesses who helped make our booth possible: April Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carey, Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank, Rand Insurance, Bobby True Law Office, Bedford Stop N Go, Midway Stop N Go, the Country Store, Our House Restaurant, Kentucky Farm Bureau Trimble County, Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue and MicZee’s Ice.

  • Sonar scans Ohio River bottom

    The Trimble Banner

    Quietly, the Milton-Madison Bridge project is continuing as teams work to collect information that may help engineers determine the best of three possible sites for a new span across the Ohio River.

    Sonar exploration of the river bottom was conducted on Thursday, July 2. From a small silver-colored boat, hydrographer Pat Hahs of Mainstream Divers used side-scan sonar equipment to map out debris, archeological artifacts and anything else lying at the bottom of the river.