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Today's News

  • Beuji the drug dog pays visit to TCHS

    The Trimble Banner

    There’s nothing better than a bored drug-sniffing dog. Just ask Stirling Sampson, principal of Trimble County High School.

    Ron Moser of Discreet Detection K-9 Services of Louisville brought his Dutch shepherd, a 7-year-old female named Beuji, for the fourth and final visit to the school for 2008-09. The pair found nothing suspicious in any of the classrooms, lockers or student cars in the parking lot.

  • Relay Bike Run raised $890; will be annual

    Editor:

    On behalf of myself and Crossroad Church, thanks to everyone who helped make our event, The Relay for Life Bike Run, a great success.

    Last year, we had 11 bikes and 14 riders; this year we had 36 bikes and 68 riders. After the ride, we held a cookout and served well over 160 people.

    Our grand total from this event was $890, which will go to the Trimble County Relay for Life.

    We had a lot of participation from within our community, and from Henry, Oldham and Shelby counties, and Madison, Ind.

  • Owen Electric wins approval for rate increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a request by Owen Electric Cooperative to pass along to its members a rate increase from its wholesale power provider East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

    The rate increase is effective April 1.

    The decision will increase the average monthly residential power bill by about $7, which is about 7 percent.

  • Baseball Panthers stumble in second regional outing

    The Panthers went through three pitchers on their second night of regional play at Clear Creek Park in Shelby County coming away with a season ending loss.

    The Panthers met the Shelby County Rockets Tuesday, May 26 at a beautiful park in the Rockets home territory, and ended their season on a losing note 6-1.

    The Panthers led off the first inning with bases loaded but couldn’t score before a delay due to lightning strikes in the area and then sent the Rockets three up, three down.

  • County records a concern after courthouse fire

    The recent fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison has served as a wakeup call to governments in surrounding communities to review safety procedures and storage of important records and documents.

  • Relay for Life total nears $92,000

    Carroll County Relay for Life has raised more than $92,000 following its annual 12-hour event fundraiser for the battle against cancer Friday evening through Saturday morning at Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Money is still coming in, according to Relay for Life chairman Scott Niswonger.

    “I have cash money already deposited and check deposits sent off to the ACS headquarters,” accounting chairperson Beth Toombs said Monday. “I made the cash deposit Saturday morning as soon as U.S. Bank opened.”

  • Budget increase sought to maintain office’s salaries

    Reductions in the amount of money state government allots toward salaries of office personnel employed in county attorneys’ offices has prompted Carroll County Attorney James Monk to seek an increase from Carroll County Fiscal Court in the 2009-2010 budget. On May 12, fiscal court held the first reading of the proposed $11,014,888 budget, which included an appropriation of $10,000 to the county attorney’s office.

  • Crash claims life of Sanders woman

    Lonna D. Kehrer of Sanders, died Sunday, May 24 in Gallatin County when a vehicle driven by Brian J. Ritchey II, 28 of Bluff City, Tenn., was eastbound of U.S. 42 and turned in front of Kehrer’s westbound vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fee creates dilemma for a sick person

    Editor:

    Where do we go when it is after doctor’s hours, the office is closed and you are sick and need attention, but can’t go to the emergency room because the doctor says it is not an emergency?

    The sick person does not know if it is an emergency or not.

    I understand the new hospital ruling is to weed out those that go to the emergency room frequently but most go only when necessary. Most of us don’t carry $100, in cash, to hand out at a moment’s notice.

  • City budget remains sound despite tough economic times

    Amending current budgets and adopting new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year shows that the City of Carrollton is financially sound even though some departments overspent their budget.

    The city government and Carrollton Utilities had second reading and final adoption of current budget amendments and budgets for the 2009-10 fiscal year Monday, May 11.

    The 2009 – 2010 city budget shows revenues are expected to be $4.9 million and expenditures are projected to be $3.6 million.