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  • Carroll officer dies

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Longtime Carrollton police officer Sergeant Rick Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 27, at his home.
    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 4:31 p.m. and Kentucky State Police detectives were dispatched to the scene. Jackson, 60, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Willhoite.

  • Students turn out for prayer at the flagpole

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Middle School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes had their 7th annual See You at the Pole™ commemoration on Wednesday Sept. 24. Over 120 students participated and two youth leaders spoke to the students. It was amazing to watch a large group of young people clasp hands, bow their heads and pray.

  • Historical societies hold annual meeting
  • 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.”

  • Post 5 troopers honored at KSP Awards Banquet