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Today's News

  • Arney named library director

    Lifelong Carroll County resident and interim library director Hillary Arney has been named the new library director for the Carroll County Public Library by its board of trustees.

    Arney has been the interim director since the previous director Jarrett Boyd retired in December after 26 years at the helm. The board interviewed a number of candidates for the position and then settled on Arney to lead the well established library into the future.

    Patricia Hersey has been tapped as the assistant director, Arney said.

  • Abbott takes on role with Frankfort Falcons

    A former Carroll County Panther football standout is now a defensive coordinator for a minor league football team, the Frankfort Falcons.  

    Dusty Abbott, a 1994 graduate of Carroll County, scampered up and down the field when he played for coach Doug Barry on one of the most successful teams Carrollton ever had and now he can be seen roaming the sidelines for the Falcons.

  • City water customers expected to see 5 percent rate increase

    A 5 percent increase in water rates for Carrollton Utilities water customers is one step closer to becoming a reality, but an increase in sewer rates was put on hold.

    After the first reading of an ordinance amendment for the water rate increase during city council Monday, June 8, Carrollton Utilities manager Bill Osborne explained that the sewer rate increase will be put on hold for about six months.

  • Rain halts TC church league opening day

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Sunday afternoon’s rain soaked T-shirts but didn’t dampen spirits during Opening Day for the Trimble County Church Softball League.

    The 2009 league has six teams, Milton Baptist’s Nos. 1, 2 and 3; Mount Byrd Christian Church’s Bats (team No. 1) and Gloves (team No. 2); and one team from Bedford Christian Church. All games are played on the softball field at Trimble County Park.

  • New county health plan could save money

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing an 18 percent hike in health insurance premiums in the coming year, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens asked Fiscal Court on Monday to consider a  a new plan that could save money for both the county and its employees.

  • Students attend PeeWee camp

    PeeWee football camp was in session last week and this year there was something new at camp — girls.

    Two second-grade girls, Alexis Tillett and Madalyn Sanders attended camp in addition to 24 other young boys and loved it according to Alexis’ father, assistant coach Jason Tillet.

    Carroll County Panther football head coach Mike Weedman puts on the camp to stress fundamentals to upcoming players.  The first through third grade group is the largest, Weedman said, and we try to teach fundamentals.

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  • Lewis Road set to close for Bridge replacement

    Replacement of a bridge on Lewis Road will force the road to be closed beginning on the morning of Thursday, June 18.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court on June 9 approved a bid of $247,909 for the bridge replacement project at Ghent on County Road 1009.

    Luhn and Oak Construction of Carrollton submitted bids for an HS20 bridge with a concrete box beam design at $242,199, or a steel bridge with an open grid deck at $220,000. The bids for HS25 bridges were $247,909 for a bridge with concrete box beam design, and $238,549 for a steel bridge with a open grid deck.

  • Open for business

    Airgas opted to open the gates to its new air separation unit with a blow torch and a chain cutting Monday instead of the normal ribbon cutting to welcome 20 new jobs to Carroll County.

    The air separation unit, known as an ASU, was built on Dow Corning property on Four Mile Road and it will be the largest customer of the new plant, Tom Thoman, senior vice president of Airgas, Merchant Gases said to a large crowd gathered for the official commissioning of the plant Monday, June 15.

  • River Sweep cleanup helps beautify a key community resource

    While the Ohio River is such an important part of life in Carroll County, we often take it for granted.

    The river is the reason we have many of the industries in our community that provide jobs for local residents and for those throughout the region. It is also one of the reasons that the county attracts so many tourists to the area each year.

    On Saturday morning, the Ohio River will be the focus of a large group of volunteers who will hit the riverbanks to rid it of debris and garbage that collects through the year as the river levels rise and decline.