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Today's News

  • County OKs Dow Corning foreign trade zone request

    Dow Corning Corp. has filed an application with the federal government seeking to have Carroll County become a subzone of the Louisville Foreign Trade Zone, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    Fiscal Court approved wording of an agreement between the company and county government where Dow Corning will make a payment annually to the local school corporation in lieu of taxes, based on an annual assessment.

  • Youth soccer league has a mission

    The Trimble Banner

    When members of his church decided to offer a summer soccer program for local children, Pastor Tom Starks was prepared.

    Or so he thought.

    Relying on his own background in the sport, he held a coach’s clinic and trained seven people to help. Then he prayed that enough children would sign up to fill rosters for seven teams.

    “God outsmarted me again,” Starks said in a phone interview Monday. By the end of the sign-up period, 157 children – enough for 21 teams – had registered to play.

  • Relay tops $30,000

    The Trimble Banner

    The grand total, so far, for this year’s Trimble County Relay for Life is $30,043, according to organizer Myrna Persell.

    The amount far surpasses last year’s total of just over $22,000.

    “I’m just ecstatic,” she said. Other counties have industries that donate large amounts of funds and also provide volunteers for the event. Here in rural Trimble County, the funding was raised by the hard work and dedication of individuals and small business. “To me, that’s something to be proud of.”

  • Fire department appreciates support

    Editor:

    The Worthville Volunteer Fire Department would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped make this years Turkey Dinner on May 16 a great success.

    We had a wonderfully enjoyable time and we hope that all those that joined us can say the same. More than 500 members of our community came out to show their support and enjoy the day with our volunteers and their families.

    Also, a very special thank you to our local businesses for their support and donations. Without which it would have been very difficult to accomplish.

  • Fiscal court to help fund county attorney’s office

    Fiscal Court approved the 2009-2010 budget, totaling $11,014,888, including additional funds for the county attorney’s office.

  • 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.