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  • Squads improve times at Trinity/Sacred Heart Invitational

    Special to The Banner The Trinity/Sacred Heart Invitational this year again was the most competitive and biggest race in the state of Kentucky.  The event featured 16 state-ranked teams from the commonwealth and 11 ranked squads from Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, including the nationally ranked squad from Carmel, Ind.  In the girls race, the Lady Raiders finished 17th o

  • Jackson to fill Oakley's mayoral term

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners elected Denny Jackson to fill out Donnie Oakley’s unexpired term as mayor during a special meeting Monday, Sept. 28, at city hall. Jackson had been serving as mayor pro tem and officiating at meetings in Oakley’s absence for several months. Oakley, who had been battling cancer, wa

  • Rain dampens Trimble's Repair Affair

    The Trimble Banner Heavy rains during the week leading up to Trimble County’s eighth annual Repair Affair put some projects on hold Saturday morning. About half the projects scheduled for Saturday were postponed to Oct. 3. Others, like a ramp project at Viola Powell’s home on Foxgate Lane in Milton, went on as scheduled. Jon Dunlap of Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Grant OK’d; moratorium continues on EIP funding

    Carrollton City Council approved a $4,000 Enterprise Incentive Program grant Monday night to Port William Historical Society after it was determined the group’s application came in prior to a moratorium imposed on spending by Mayor Dwight Louden.

    Historical society president Karen Claiborne asked council to approve the money to help with ongoing restoration work at the Masterson House. She said the request filed in June was part of a project to replace the worst windows on the house.

    “I understand this has been held up,” Claiborne said.

  • ‘Catastrophic’ failure closes lock at Markland

    Barge traffic is once again on the move after a structure failure at Markland Locks and Dam stopped traffic on the Ohio River early Sunday.

    No injuries were reported after a miter gate on the downriver end of the main lock collapsed, according to Todd Hornback, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Traffic on the river was stopped in both directions at about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hornback said. By the time an auxiliary lock was put in service at 8 p.m., there were about six towboats with barges waiting to lock through.

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  • County flood recovery could total $900,000

    The Trimble Banner Work to remove rocks and debris from five Trimble County creeks is under way, and the total cost could reach as much as $900,000. The work is being supervised by the federal Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services, which is helping to fund the bulk of the cost of damage to creeks after torrential rains drenc

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 Bedford Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Trimble County Public Library. Madison Pediatrics of KDH and Pathways Youth Shelter will present a special program to educate adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m., cost $5 per person. Call Jill Turner at 812-265-0323 for register. Food

  • Lions Club members term first 5K a ‘pleasant surprise’

    The Carrollton Lions Club members sponsored their first 5K Run\Walk event on Saturday with runners and walkers beginning at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park, then proceeding down Lock Road and back. When considering the inclement weather forecast, Lions Club Members were pleasantly surprised when 44 participants including 17 runners and 27 walkers attended the event.

  • Writer recalls childhood hero

    It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an anniversary that was observed by the national media last week.

    In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Today, I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.

    I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison, Ind. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular, after my dad told me the man was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.