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Today's News

  • Teacher to start ‘Special’ athletes’ program

    The Trimble Banner Special Olympics has a special place in Amy Hewitt’s life. A special education teacher at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, Hewitt is one of the coordinators of the athletic program for physically and mentally challenged children and adults in Carroll County. Because children can’t join Special Olym

  • CCHS runners compete in Williamstown meet

    Running fast and for long distance are the only things that matter in cross country and the Carroll County Panthers showed how good they can be at Williamstown Tuesday, September 1.

    The Panthers met Gallatin and Trimble counties, Walton Verona and Williamstown, and both the girls’ and the boys’ teams had finishers in the top 15.

  • Milton Mayor Donnie Oakley has died

    Funeral arrangements have been set for Donald V. Oakley, Milton's mayor.

    Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Milton Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideon's International.

    Oakley had been battling cancer and was still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred earlier this summer.

    A full story will appear in Wednesday's Trimble Banner.

  • Lady Panthers net win over Trimble rivals

    Carroll County’s Lady Panthers weathered a great start by Trimble County to overcome the visitors 22-25, 25-18 and 25-18 in volleyball action Sept. 9.

    “We always seem to win by the skin of our teeth,” Carroll coach Kristen Arbinger said. “It’s always a work in progress. As we keep working at it we’ll be able to take it to the next level. They can do everything they set their minds to.”

  • Library project stalled as board awaits word on grant

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Public Library is holding a public hearing for setting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

    Board of Trustees President Steve Tharp said the board has opted to take the 4 percent tax hike allowed by the state. The increase will bring the tax to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value of real property.

    The hike will generate $399,835, up from the 10-cent rate of 2008-09, which was anticipated to bring in $355,383. The additional funding will help meet rising costs of books, library materials, technology and building maintenance.

  • 20th ‘Bash’ was a smash

    Editor:

    The 20th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. Also, we raised more than $500 for the needy kids’ Christmas Party from the sale of the T-shirts.

    I, personally, would like to thank the sponsors, merchants, vendors and volunteers for your support of the Bash, and would like to hear any suggestions of ways to improve the event.

    Without your commitment and the help of the bank’s staff, the Bash would not be the event it is. Thank you.

    Jon A. Dunlap, president

    Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Runnin’ Raiders show well in Louisville’s Tiger Run

    SPECIAL TO THE TRIMBLE BANNER

    St. Xavier’s Tiger Run is one of the top opening-day races annually in the state of Kentucky. The meet was held at the River Road Country Club in Louisville, Ky.

    Participating teams were those ranked in the www.KytrackXC.com preseason rankings; there were 12 boys teams and 10 girls teams in the field. Both teams from Trimble County are included in the preseason rankings, and both competed.

    The race also included top-ranked teams from Tennessee and Indiana.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN TRIMBLE COUNTY

    Thursday, Sept. 3

    Trimble County Hymn sing at Antioch Baptist Church, US Hwy 421S. at 7 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 4

    Co-ed softball league for 16 years and older is being formed with registration deadline today. For more information call James Demaree at 502-663-3573.

    Friday-Saturday,

    Sept. 4-5

  • Trimble County agencies eligible for FEMA disaster funds

    The Trimble Banner

    State representatives from the Federal Emerency Management Agency and other agencies descended on Trimble County to help local officials start the process to apply for disaster relief funds.

    The county is eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funds to help pay for damage caused by the torrential rainstorm Aug. 4. At Gov. Steve Beshear’s request, President Obama signed the disaster declaration Aug. 14, and Trimble and Jefferson counties were declared eligible for funding Aug. 24.

  • Here's my 2 cents on the Milton-Madison Bridge project

    I’m not really what you’d call a gambler, but I do enjoy going to Belterra on occasion to play video poker. I never take much to spend – or, I should say, lose; I’m fully aware of my limitations. It’s a good thing, too. A month ago, I would have bet everything I own that the last option Milton-Madison Bridge Project officials ever would choose was to