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Today's News

  • 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.

  • What's Happening In Trimble County this week

    Wednesday, July 29

    Get Creative meet and greet Ronald McDonald at 10 a.m. at Bedford Elementary School. This is the last Wednesday for the Trimble County Public Library’s summer reading program. Prizes will be awarded to top readers.

    Monday, Aug. 3

    Kindergarten Parent Night is 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School.

    Tuesday, Aug. 4

    Open House is 5-7 p.m. at Bedford Elementary.

  • A lesson learned from the weekend’s bridge closure

    Finally, the long-awaited first weekend closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge for structural repairs has come and gone. And think it may have been educational for many of us here in Trimble County.

    First, knowing that the bridge would be closed, my Better Half and I traveled to Indianapolis on Saturday to visit family and wineries. (Not necessarily in that order.)