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Today's News

  • Fire chiefs worried about budget cuts

    The Trimble Banner

    Ronnie Barnes and Mark Rexroat, chiefs of the Milton and Bedford volunteer fire departments, respectively, made a plea Monday night, asking Fiscal Court to avoid large cuts to the county’s contributions to the the two entities.

    Fiscal Court will begin working on the 2009-10 county budget during a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

    “We don’t expect the full amount, because times are hard,” Barnes said. “But I would hate to see great big cuts.”

  • Hwy. 227 crossing work forces weekend detours

    The News-Democrat

    Much needed repairs to the railroad tracks on Highway 227 near Hometown Pizza are set to begin Saturday and Sunday April 25 and 26, closing the heavily traveled highway for the weekend.

    Signs are up now warning travelers to be aware that the road will be closed to thru traffic and a detour has been designated with signs directing traffic, according to Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson in Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning, April 14.

  • Carr: Bridge alternatives to be pared down

    The Trimble Banner

    If all goes as planned, the myriad of options for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project soon will be pared down to a manageable handful.

    Project manager John Carr of Wilbur Smith Associates in Lexington said local input is still being encouraged regarding the project.

  • Escapees indicted on 25 counts by grand jury

    The News-Democrat

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted three convicts Monday on 25 counts, collectively, for breaking out of an Indiana prison  and allegedly tying up and beating three Sanders, Ky., brothers.

    However, speculation that the convicts —  Jerry Lee Sargent, 59; Christopher J. Marshall, 49; and Bobby B. Cockerell III, 31 — would be brought back to Carroll County to face the charges proved to be a rumor.

  • JCTC, library offer free adult-learning options

    The Trimble Banner

    Adults in Trimble County who may be thinking about going back to school – either to obtain a GED or to earn a college degree – have more options to help them prepare for these goals.

    The Trimble County Adult Learning Center, a program offered by Jefferson Community and Technical College at the Carrollton campus, is now staffed by two instructors. Lisa Moore and Angela Stethen. Both women have worked as substitute teachers in the county schools, and are the primary instructors for the adult programs.

  • Chism resigns teaching, coaching posts

    The Trimble Banner

    A Trimble County High School teacher who had been tapped as head football coach has resigned.

    Kirk Chism, a social studies teacher who taught psychology, U.S. History and sociology, was hired in March to take over the coaching position left vacant after former head Coach Johnny Poynter resigned in January.

    TCHS Principal Stirling Sampson said Monday that Chism tendered his resignation effective March 31 “for very personal reasons.”  

    Attempts to reach Chism for comment were unsuccessful by press time Tuesday.

  • Worthville Fire Dept. goes back into service

    The News-Democrat

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department is again answering calls after about two weeks of being out of service to allow members to complete required training.

    Worthville Fire Chief Roy Breeden said he put the department back in service after completion of more than more than 200 hours of state training by department personnel,

    The department has been in the process of reorganization in the wake of the resignation of former Fire Chief Pat McGlennon.

  • KSP Post 5 salutes communications team

    Editor:

    This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which was established by Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.

  • Large trailer draws attention as it moves generator

    The News-Democrat

    Moving a 375,000-pound generator is a lot like moving a football field — a lot of equipment is needed to get the job done.

    On Thursday morning, passersby and workers were treated to such a sight when one of the longest trailers ever seen in Carroll County began moving a generator from the barge dock at North American Stainless to Smith Station, a member of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative in Clark County.

  • HIPPITY-HOPPITY

    The Easter Bunny made the rounds Saturday in Trimble County, attending Easter Egg Hunts held at Mount Hermon Church on Kings Ridge Road and at Trimble County Park, co-hosted by the Milton Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad and Milton Baptist Church.

    Winners of The Trimble Banner’s 2009 Easter Coloring Contest were chosen this week.

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