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Today's News

  • Rumpke granted Bedford garbage contract for 2010

    Despite providing the higher bid, Rumpke was chosen Monday night by Bedford City Commission to continue providing garbage collection service to Bedford residents and City Hall. The commission opened sealed bids from Rumpke and Elite Waste Systems, a new start-up garbage hauling service located in Milton. Rumpke bid to collect garbage from the 232 units in the city limits for $2,4

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

    Thursday, Nov. 5

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. at Bedford Pentecostal Church on U.S. 42 West. Everyone is invited.

    Saturday, Nov. 7

    Tri-County Community Action Agency and Trimble Co. Community Education is hosting a Relationship Enhance-ment Retreat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agape Wilderness Retreat, 831 Barebone Road, Bedford. Call Barbara Dukes at (502) 255-5110, Ext. 1045, for reservations or more information.

  • Third Street home damaged by fire

    The city of Carrollton’s first structure fire in more than two years Sunday afternoon injured one of the home’s residents who required medical treatment.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp said two people were at the home at 315 Third Street when the fire started. Herman Smith was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with burns on his arm. EMS checked him out on scene, but he chose not to ride in the ambulance, Tharp said.

    Hospital officials said Smith was treated and released.

  • Dedication set for Nov. 12 at new Butler fishing pier

    A ribbon cutting and dedication of the new fishing pier on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. The handicapped-accessible pier was completed in July. A paved access road to the fishing pier is located off state Hwy. 227.

    “I, along with state and federal officials, would like to invite the public to the dedication,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said in a news release on Monday.

  • Panthers’ quickness key to cage season

    When the Panthers hit the hardwood in their season opener on Dec. 1, they may look a little different from the team last seen in February.

    While the 2008-2009 team played a slower half-court set offense and defense, this year will be all about shooting well and running the floor.

    “This year, we’re going to get the ball up and down the floor and extend our defense more,” Carroll County Head Coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Fund set up for family affected by fire

    Editor:

    Losing everything you have in a fire must be devastating and losing it during the holidays is even worse.  

    Thank God that Linda and Herman Smith did not get injured when their house caught fire on Sunday Nov. 23, just four days before Thanksgiving.    

    Herman is a 26-year veteran.  

    An account has been opened at First National Bank of Carrollton for donations.  

    Linda and Herman lost furniture, household goods clothes and everything.  

  • Rousing sendoff for Runnin’ Raiders

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER Everyone seemed to get into the spirit Friday to send off the Trimble County Runnin’ Raiders cross-country team to the state competition, held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Parents and other team supporters gathered around the courthouse about 10 a.m. Friday to wave as the team bus trav

  • Madison’s Oberto seals 2nd national title

    DOHA, Qatar—Steve David, driving the city-owned U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto from Madison, Ind., survived a spectacular 360-degree blowover accident in a preliminary heat Saturday and went on to capture the 2009 H1 Unlimited National High Points Championship for the second year in a row. The race, in Doha Bay in the Persian Gulf, was the first Unlimited hydroplane race held outside the Americas.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    One-lane traffic on bridge briefly Oct. 26 Drivers will be restricted to one lane on the Milton-Madison Bridge from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The lane closure will allow inspectors from Linebach-Funkhouser Inc. to examine the structure for asbestos in joint-compound materials and sealants between sections of the bridge deck. The company was hired to do the work by the Kentucky T

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 18

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office will be closed to attend training in Louisville. The office will reopen on Nov. 19 with regular business hours.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.