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  • Update on Sheriff Ben Smith's condition

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith remains listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

    On Friday, Chief Deputy Jim Hamilton said family members have told him Smith is sitting up and eating and says he's ready to come home. He said Smith is no longer in the hospital's ICU unit.

    Hamilton said doctors have told the sheriff's family that they “expect him to make a full recovery.”

  • Bedford seeks recreational trails grant

    The Trimble Banner The city of Bedford plans to apply for a federal grant that could help build a new city park at Bedford springs. A public hearing on the application is planned for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at City Hall in the Morgan Community Center. The deadline to apply is at the end of February. Assistant city clerk Rita Davis

  • Sheriff 'serious' after traffic accident

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith was injured in a one-vehicle accident while responding to a domestic violence call Tuesday.

    Smith, 59, was traveling south on M&T Road when the accident occurred. It appeared his Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle left the roadway, swapped ends and came to rest against some trees over a hillside.

  • Local police recover more than 30,000 pills

    Carrollton Police have been doing their part to take prescription drugs off the streets in town. The department’s pharmaceutical recovery program, which began in August 2009, has collected 30,624 pills, 107 ounces of liquid, 35 inhalers/nasal sprayers and 39 pain patches through Dec. 31.

  • Sachleben retires from board of education

    The Trimble Banner Longtime educator and former school superintendent J.W. Sachleben has resigned from the Trimble County Board of Education. A member of the board since his election in 2003, Sachleben announced his departure with three years remaining in his current term. “The school system is financially in good shape,” Sachle

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Two fires damage Trimble County homes

    The Milton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at7:43 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at 35 Cable Lane in Milton, off North Spillman.

  • Milton's Masons celebrate new lodge

    The Trimble Banner After decades of meeting in the upstairs rooms of the former general store in Milton, at the corner of State Hwy. 36 and Ferry Street, Milton’s Masonic Lodge No. 947 has sparkling new digs. At the invitation of the Milton Lions Club, the Masons added on to the Lions clubhouse and also helped renovate the existing building, including making the restrooms

  • The Trimble Banner time machine

    January Mary Lou Stewart retired Jan. 5 from the Trimble County office of the University of Kentucky Extension Service. Stewart served as secretary for 20 years at the Extension Office and was described by 4-H Extension agent Ralph Hance as “the glue that holds us all together.” Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 33, was charged Jan. 15 with the murder

  • Madison, Trimble libraries make pact

    The Trimble Banner A new agreement between Kentucky and Indiana now allows residents in Trimble and Jefferson counties to register as users at both public libraries. The agreement, the first of its kind in Kentucky, allows Trimble County residents to obtain user cards at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library – an opportunity pre

  • Remember your outdoor pets in cold weather

    The Humane Society of the United States reminds pet owners that despite their fur, domesticated dogs and cats still rely on humans for protection from the elements.

    Consider buying sweaters for short-haired indoor dogs to help keep them warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather.