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  • 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

  • Landmark News Service

    “It soweth here with toil and care, But the harvest-time of love is there.”

    – Robert Southey

    Unusually wet weather and a cooler-than-normal July have made life interesting for owners of three local produce stands.

    “It’s been very, very trying,” said Jamie Pyles, owner of Bray Orchard and Roadside Market.

  • Alpenglow Adventures, the Carrollton organization founded by Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert, recently completed another successful venture to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Providing hiking expeditions to people who cannot walk, or cannot walk without assistance, Alpenglow Adventures takes individuals to destinations attempted by very few, if any, disabled climbers.

  • The Trimble Banner

    Retired Trimble County educator Dean Bowling has assembled a collection of stories from his youth, and others about his ancestors, for a new book, “Mules and Wildcat Heads.”

    Published by Xlibris Corp. of Bloomington, Ind., the book centers on “those Eastern Kentucky hills in which I grew up; a story of the love and admiration for those who influenced me the most,” Bowling explained.

  • TB Correspondent

    Trimble County school band members have one advantage over other students: For four days straight last week, they had a chance to get back into the early morning routine during band camp at Trimble County High School.

    Camp started daily at 8 a.m., and band members found themselves working hard until 8 p.m. If they were lucky, they could call it the day at 5:30 p.m. last week.

    Thursday was the only overnight for the squad, which slept over at the school. But, after a big breakfast, it was back to work at 8:15 a.m.

  • The opening of Interstate 71 from Louisville to I-75 in 1969 has not only changed the business climate of Carroll County, but in neighboring counties as well, according to area government leaders and business representatives.

    “There’s no doubt about it,” according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, “the interstate has certainly been beneficial to us in getting the industry we have here.”

  • The Trimble Banner

    Quietly, the Milton-Madison Bridge project is continuing as teams work to collect information that may help engineers determine the best of three possible sites for a new span across the Ohio River.

    Sonar exploration of the river bottom was conducted on Thursday, July 2. From a small silver-colored boat, hydrographer Pat Hahs of Mainstream Divers used side-scan sonar equipment to map out debris, archeological artifacts and anything else lying at the bottom of the river.

  • The Trimble Banner

    With the exception of rain on the morning of the first day of the fair, the weather cooperated for Trimble County’s 2009 Fair, held Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27.

    Though it was hot and humid, the skies were sunny throughout the week. Fair Board President Linda Craig said Monday that all of the planned events went “pretty good. ... We didn’t get the rain they predicted.”

  • The American Cornhole Organization will celebrate National Cornhole Day at the first annual HoldHeadz Fest, Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at Point Park in Carrollton. HoldHeadz Fest is a weekend-long party of cornhole, music and fun for cornhole enthusiasts everywhere. Admission is free. There is an entry fee to play, however.

  • Captain David Whitten pulled up anchor and got his crew of four back under way Monday, June 15 beginning the second leg on their journey to the Gulf of Mexico on a hand made packet boat — the adventure of a lifetime.

    Whitten, who in his real life is a carpenter and contractor in Russell, Penn., said he was inspired by a book he read about Harlan Hubbard, a local man who built a shanty boat with his wife and lived on the river for years. If an older couple could do it, Whitten said, he believes five strapping young men and not quite so young men could certainly do it.

  • The Trimble Banner

    Perhaps it’s the economy. Or maybe the food is just that good.

    At Morgan Community Center in Bedford, coordinator Rita Davis said she and her summer meal program volunteers have served as many as 70 meals in a day – about twice the average number served last year.

  • The Trimble Banner

    While local and state officials consider the Milton-Madison Bridge obsolete, a pair of peregrine falcons seem to think it’s a great place to raise a family.

    The falcon pair is raising four chicks – three females and one male – in a nesting box provided by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife on one of the piers on the Milton side of the Ohio River.

  • A local pharmacist took part in the federal government process this month, traveling to Washington, D.C., with a group of his peers to urge Congress and the Obama administration to remember community pharmacies when they set to work developing a federal health-care reform plan.

    Bob Yowler of Morgan’s Drug Store in Bedford traveled to the nation’s capital May 11-13 for the National Community Pharmacists Association conference.

  • 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.

  • Trimble County Relay for Life is making great strides in the campaign to fight cancer. More than  40 people attended the April 28 meeting, and 400 registration forms have been turned in.

    The events this year will be as varied as the teams. Along with yard sales and car washes, there will be a “Cutie Pie” contest, a bike rally, a tractor ride and chances to win different prizes.

  • It was only a drill, but it was very realistic.

  •  The Trimble County High School 2009 Prom was held Saturday, April 25, at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. Promgoers had a great time dancin' and romancin' and watching new Principal Stirling Sampson take his turn – tuxedo and all – on the floor. 

  • The News-Democrat

    Quilters, teachers, county agents and hostesses filled every empty room at General Butler State Park April 14 and 15, last Tuesday and Wednesday as they learned new quilting techniques.

    Teachers from Kentucky, Indiana, Nebraska and Texas came together to teach students from the surrounding area many different ways to piece and quilt comforters, clothing, bags, table runners and other items.