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  • Drs. Johnson, Helton join Warsaw Family Practice

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The Trimble Banner Intern
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Warsaw Family Practice now has two new physicians joining Dr. Ben Kunicki in treating patients.
    Dr. Christy Johnson joins the practice after working for nine years at the New Horizons Medical Center. She spent the past three to four years working in the emergency room. She is board certified in family medicine, but had coursework during medical school in emergency medicine.
    “I wanted to get back into the office setting,” Johnson said.

  • USDA pursues proposals for conservation efforts

    LEXINGTON, KY – USDA’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program drew an overwhelming response from partners across the nation. Of the almost 600 pre-proposals submitted in July, about 230 were invited this week to continue the process by submitting full proposals by Oct. 2, 2014.

  • “Woofstock 2014” Planned for Sept. 13 at General Butler 

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park will be the place for our four-legged friends on Sept. 13 for “Woofstock 2014.”
     The day will go to the dogs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the park and Carroll County Animal  Support present crafts and food, dog contests, sessions on obedience, a blessing of the pets, representatives from area shelters and more. There are also hiking trails and other things for people, too!
     The park is also seeking any interested vendors for this event. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.

  • Vevay festival opens today

    Organizers of Indiana’s 43rd Swiss Wine Festival invite the public to Enjoy our Grape Heritage this weekend, Aug. 21-24, as they pay homage to Switzerland County’s Swiss wine-making roots. Held at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, the festival is a non-stop celebration that includes food, fun, and festivities along the scenic Ohio River.

  • USDA provides progress update on disaster assistance

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs recently, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • GED test reduced for limited time

    For a limited time and effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED® test at the reduced cost of $10, a savings of $20.
    The offer is being made possible in Kentucky through $20 limited-time vouchers using federal Workforce Investment Act funds. Through the offer, the full GED® test is available at the reduced cost of $40, a savings of $80.

  • Kickoff is tonight for new JCTC Carrollton Campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The Trimble Banner Intern
    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • Conway warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • State police warn against leaving children in hot cars

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car as temperatures in the Bluegrass are on the rise. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports that nine children have already died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the U.S.

  • Edwards appointed new division director for Ky. Protection, Advocacy

    Frankfort, KY – Public Advocate Ed Monahan announced that Jeff Edwards has been appointed Director of the Protection and Advocacy Division. Jeff replaces Marsha Hockensmith who led Protection and Advocacy for six years and who worked for P & A for 20 years with distinguished devotion to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Marsha Hockensmith said. “I am confident P&A will continue saving lives and changing systems under Jeff’s leadership.”