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Today's News

  • County signs on with 2-1-1 info system

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County residents will be able to dial 2-1-1 for local information on just about anything.

    The 2-1-1 Crisis and Information line is funded by Metro Louisville United Way and operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week by staff at Seven Counties, according to the Metro United Way Web site.

    Glen Powell, a Trimble County resident, is director of the program and asked Fiscal Court on Monday to approve a memorandum of agreement to join the service. The cost to the county is about 3 cents per capita, or $300.

  • Federal wage hike means more pay for EMS crew

    The Trimble Banner

    To comply with the federal government’s mandate to raise the minimum hourly wage to $7.25,  Trimble County Fiscal Court voted in raises to employees in the county ambulance service – all of whom are paid by the hour.

    The law became effective July 1, and Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said the court had to address the issue now, as next pay period will be the first to fall under the new pay rules.

  • Wednesday, July 22

    Milton Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the new school building to discuss use of stimulus funds.

    The Wednesday “Be Creative at Your Library” program is Garbage Can Band. Marie Augustine will help children create homemade instruments at 10 a.m. at Bedford Elementary School.

    Thursday, July 23

    Senior citizens will eat out at Madison, Ind., Ponderosa and shop downtown Madison at 11:30 a.m.

  • Sanders man charged with threatening a witness

    A Sanders man was arrested Thursday, July 2 for intimidating a participant in legal process, a class D felony, and second-degree wanton endangerment, a class A misdemeanor.

    The arrest warrant for Michael Taulbee, 20, of McDaniel Street, states he used physical force or threat of force by running Stephanie Granger off the road. In the act of running Granger off the road, the warrant states he engaged in conduct, which created a substantial danger to another.

  • Council votes to re-open alley between Taylor, Hawkins

    Carrollton City Council has reversed a decision made several years ago to re-open an alley running between Taylor and Hawkins Streets by a vote of 4-1.

    Tammy McBurney made the motion to re-open the alley with Mike Gordon seconding and Kevin Craig and Adam Raker voting in favor, with Dean Miller Jr. the lone vote in opposition.

  • Bluegrass Bash

    Even the unseasonably cool weather could not cool off the hot bluegrass talent that had strains of fiddles, mandolins and singing wafting through General Butler State Resort Park last weekend.

    The Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash featured the music of the 11 bands in town for the event that inspired a lot of toe tapping and dancing.

  • Yager a standout at basketball camp

    A local Carroll County senior Panther basketball player attended Blue Chips Basketball Camp recently and was tapped as an all-star from the group of 425.

    Will Yager, a shooting guard for the Panthers, attended the first session of Rick Bolus 30th annual High Potential Blue-Chip Basketball camp with 425 campers from 26 states and Germany.  Yager was selected as one of the All Stars in the camp and participated in the All Star Games and the 2009 Bluegrass Insider Roundball Classic in April.

  • Additional road funds will assist with projects

    On Thursday, July 16, Gov. Steve Beshear said he is taking action to help hard-pressed local governments bear the cost of necessary public services. At the governor’s direction, 20 percent of a fund ordinarily spent on rural secondary roads by the state Department of Highways – about $21 million – is being set aside for use on local routes that counties have identified as priorities, according to an announcement from the governor’s public information office.

  • County funding paves road to new park fishing pier

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted in its July 14 meeting to appropriate $8,000 to pave the gravel access road to the new fishing pier at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The fishing pier, extending into the lake at the park, provides accessibility for persons with disabilities enabling them to fish, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. The pier was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau in the Department of Interior, with some funds contributed by local agencies.

  • Hornaday, Kligerman winners at Kentucky

    Weather conditions for Kentucky Speedway’s third weekend of the season couldn’t have been any better for the race teams and race fans. Temperatures were in the 70s Friday and Saturday for the Camping World Truck Series race, the Built Ford Tough 225, and the ARCA RE/MAX Series Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150.

    Friday was a day of practice for both series as teams worked to find the right setup for the races and Saturday’s qualifying sessions. Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award in truck qualifying.