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Today's News

  • County gets recreational grant to link park trails

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County has been awarded $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch a park to park trails project that will eventually connect Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    The announcement was made at Tuesday’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court by Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Judo helps girls stay safe

    The Trimble Banner

    Each year, judo instructor Debbie Crawford spends a week or two of her vacation giving free self-defense classes to girls in middle and high school.

    At Trimble County High School last Wednesday, Crawford spent time in the gymnasium with girls from each of the morning physical education classes. That afternoon, she took her safety lessons to girls at Trimble County Middle School.

  • Mission Adventure Race pushes athletes limits in 18-hour event

    The News-Democrat

    Adventure seeking athletes will be paddling, hiking and climbing their way through Carrollton to participate in an 18-hour event that will test the strength and endurance of all who enter.

    It’s called a Mission Adventure Race and the 18-hour saga will begin at Camp Kysoc Saturday, May 16 at 6 a.m. and end at midnight, according to their website at www.dinoseries.com.

  • Sounds of Scotland
  • Board seeks grant for library

    The Trimble Banner

    With just a few months before construction is set to begin on a new facility, the Trimble County Public Library board of directors is submitting an application for up to $500,000 in federal grant money.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court held a public hearing Wednesday, May 6, regarding the library’s application for Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Heritage Saturday to feature variety of activities for the family

    The News-Democrat

    The Port William Historical Society will host Heritage Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the historic Masterson House, located across from Arkema on U.S. Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton. There is no admission charge to attend.

    “We hope to draw more people in this year,” said Karen Claiborne, president of the Port William Historical Society. “With the economy the way it is, people are looking for activities to do that are close to home.”

  • Precious areas in county should not be unprotected

    It appears that a liquid asphalt storage facility will soon be built on the banks of the Kentucky River, just outside Prestonville in Carroll County.

    A Louisville company purchased property there and has jumped through the regulatory hoops that will allow construction to begin on the storage tanks and its barge facility on the river.

    But there are many local residents upset with the plan to have barge-loads of liquid asphalt shipped here because of its impact on the rivers, our tourism industry and nearby residents.

  • Celebrating Nursing Home Week

    The Trimble Banner

    A new administrator has been hired at Signature Health Care Center in Bedford.

    Fran Stahl, originally of Maysville, Ky., started his job Monday, just in time for the facility’s celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

    Stahl is a Bellarmine University graduate and had been administrator of Signature’s health care facility in Bracken County for two years.

    “I’m hoping to be here and take care of our residents, and be an asset to the community,” he said.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    4-Hers working to raise funds for camp

    Trimble County’s 4-Hers will be collecting funds for camp during a road block at the Bedford stoplight from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. They also will have a booth at the Community Yard Sale on May 22-23 at Morgan Community Center.

    The group hopes to raise enough to cover each camper’s $30 camping fee.

    City of Bedford Relay team hosts yard sale

  • Should Fiscal Court cut contributions to fire departments?

    If you have a lot of time to spare, ask a fire chief for a tour of their stations and equipment. I spent over an hour with the chiefs of the Bedford and Milton Volunteer Fire Departments who wanted to show me the equipment they have and how all of it could be crucial, given the right kind of emergency.