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  • Turnout low, but spirits high at Milton Riversweep 2009

    The Trimble Banner

    They didn’t come in the numbers like they did last year, and they didn’t start quite as early, but the 51 volunteers at Riversweep 2009 collected nearly a full Dumpster-load of garbage Saturday morning along Milton’s riverbanks.

    Shannon Hoskins, Milton’s city clerk and one of the organizers of the event, said last year’s event drew 80 volunteers.

    She said a severe early morning thunderstorm Saturday and rising water levels on the Ohio River may have kept some volunteers from showing up this year.

  • Franklin says thanks for support at fair

    Editor:

    Recently, I was crowned your 2009 Miss Carroll County Fair and I cannot express my gratitude enough towards the local support that I have received. I would like to thank all of the individuals that have sent warm wishes my way. I would also like to thank pageant director Jill Sachleban and the entire fair board for their hard work and dedication every night of the fair and the events leading up to it. Thank you to all the local sponsors for making our fair a success. This year was great!

  • Soccer program should receive funds

    Editor:

    I have a son who will be going into the fifth grade  at Cartmell Elementary next year. He currently enjoys playing for the school basketball, and for parks and rec. soccer and he also ran for the middle school track team. Although he has also played baseball in the past and enjoyed that as well. He has always been an excellent student. This was the first year for grades and he made honor roll all year. I am a very supportive parent who believes school and education comes first and sports later. My son has always been able to handle both.

  • Arts on the Square
  • Setting sail: Second leg of packet boat journey begins

    Captain David Whitten pulled up anchor and got his crew of four back under way Monday, June 15 beginning the second leg on their journey to the Gulf of Mexico on a hand made packet boat — the adventure of a lifetime.

    Whitten, who in his real life is a carpenter and contractor in Russell, Penn., said he was inspired by a book he read about Harlan Hubbard, a local man who built a shanty boat with his wife and lived on the river for years. If an older couple could do it, Whitten said, he believes five strapping young men and not quite so young men could certainly do it.

  • ADF funds available for local groups

    Applications for Area Development Funds are available to be picked up at the Carroll County Judge-Executive’s office. All local governments and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for the funds.

    The applications are to be filled out and returned by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. “They have the rest of this month and most of July to get them back in,” he said.

  • You won’t believe what sunspots can do to a planet ...

    My plans for the future, it seems, are all for naught.

    I received in the mail a letter that says, basically, that the world will end in 2012. Of course, there is no return address or signature to identify the writer/sender. All I know is it was mailed from Louisville 40231.

    But shoot. I had a lot of big plans for 2012.

  • Students receive diplomas at ceremony

    Graduation is an exciting time in the life of a high school student and it is equally as exciting to those students who have waited up to 30 years in some cases for a chance to don a cap and gown and turn their tassel.

    Nineteen students from Jefferson Community and Technical College adult learning center and Jobs for America’s Graduates, the JAG program, had the opportunity to walk across the stage at Carroll County Middle School Sam P. Simpson auditorium and get their certificates.  

  • Edwards wins $8,000 places ninth in national All-American fishing tourney

    A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work, and Gary Edwards of Milton definitely had three good days of fishing, winning $8,000 in the All American fishing tournament.

    Edwards, a local competitive bass angler and national winner fished his way into the prestigious All-American last October after coming in sixth in the Chevy Trucks Wild Card tournament.  Edwards took home $8,000 for his ninth place finish May 28-30 in Moline, Ill., in the All American.

  • Record number turnout for River Sweep event

    A record crowd came out Saturday, June 20 for the annual Ohio River Sweep at Point Park, including a poster contest, a cookout, prizes and a general party atmosphere.

    River Sweep is an event that employs volunteers to clean the riverbank of the Ohio River and its tributaries by picking up trash that has been left or has accumulated because of flooding.