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Today's News

  • Special newspaper issue offers interesting stories

    Since January, lots of folks have asked me how I’m enjoying retirement. Well it’s great, but after almost 27 years of recommending books, watching story hour children become parents of story hour children, and watching our programs and services grow year by year, I do miss the job.   

    One of the things I really enjoyed about my work was the opportunity to write a column for the newspaper every few weeks. With the editor’s permission, I thought I might try my hand at doing it still, but from the viewpoint of a casual observer in the community.

  • U12 Lady Panthers conclude successful softball season

    The U12 Lady Panthers softball team finished their season on a tear winning numerous tournaments in the area. The girls won the North Central Kentucky softball traveling league and tournament in Bedford, Ky., catching fire following a win over Trimble County and a loss to Gallatin County in pool play. In tournament play, the Lady Panthers defeated Henry County, Owen County and met and defeated Gallatin in the finals by a score of 6-2.

  • Briscoe wins IndyCar thriller at Kentucky Speedway

    Team Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe narrowly missed a brush with the fourth turn wall and came from behind to edge Vision Racing driver Ed Carpenter in the Meier Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s IndyCar Series thriller at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday.

    Briscoe’s margin of victory, 0.0162-of-a-second, was the closest IndyCar finish in the history of the track. Briscoe averaged 200.893 miles per hour for the 300 miles, the fastest race ever at the track.

  • Council asks for review of home occupation business rules

    Carrollton’s planning and zoning commission will be charged with reviewing the city’s regulations on home occupation businesses.

    At the Monday, July 27 city council meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden raised the issue based on concerns he has heard about the 12 home occupations that are operating in the city.

    Five of these businesses are service oriented, while seven are garages, Louden told council, explaining that questions have come from the public and council members about the legality of a business in a detached garage.

  • 40th Anniversary

    A milestone passed almost without notice last month — it’s been 40 years since the completion of Interstate 71.

    The opening of I-71 in July 1969, has changed the face of numerous communities along U.S. 42—the highway it essentially replaced—during the past 40 years. Communities such as Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw noted almost immediate diminished traffic.

  • City OKs revised nuisance ordinance

    Landmark News Service

    The city of Bedford has beefed up its nuisance ordinance to address debris, abandonded buildings and other situations.

    City commissioners on July 20 approved the second reading of the Revised Nuisance Ordinance, which gives city officials  authority to file liens against properties that fail to comply.

    The goal is to get any nuisance situations rectified.

    Property owners in violation of the ordinance will receive letters from the city detailing the problem.

  • New coaching staff sees opportunity

    Banner Correspondent

    With the loss of a few key players last season, the Trimble County Raiders Football team is getting ready to soon kickoff the 2009 football season.

    The Raiders are under a new coach, Chris Collins, who plans on directing the good group of boys to a successful season and hopes of having a success in the playoffs.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Milton man charged with sex abuse of minor

    A Milton, Ky., man faces charges of first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years old and tampering with physical evidence.

    Giovanni Vanleeve, 44, was arrested Saturday, July 18, on those charges, as well as one count of violating a domestic violence protective order.

  • ATTENTION RUNNERS!

    ATTENTION: Anyone in grades three through 12 interested in joining the Runnin' Raiders track team this fall, please call Jeff Vincent at (502) 221-0040. All athletes must have an athletic physical before participating in practice. Go out and Run!

  • Auction to raise funds for library

    The Trimble County Public Library is hosting an auction sponsored by the  Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Life Insurance Company at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Items for sale will be on display Friday, July 31, during regular library hours.

    The company will give a matching grant for funds raised during the auction to the library. Proceeds will be used to buy books and equipment needed for the people of the community to use at the library.