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Today's News

  • SEARCH AND RECOVERY

    The News-Democrat

    Saving lives and finding lost or deceased individuals is what drives a local all-volunteer group known as Commonwealth Canine Search and Recovery.

    CCSR has two separate groups of volunteers with about 20 operating teams of dogs and handlers, plus another 15 support personnel. One group concentrates on finding individuals while the other group known as HardRock works with law enforcement to find illegal and illicit drugs.

  • Rand pleased with ’09 legislative session

    The Trimble Banner

    State Rep. Rick Rand is hoping his new position in the General Assembly will be an advantage for the 47th District he serves.

    Rand was appointed chairman of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee this year, and was involved in the entire process of setting the state’s 2009-10 budget.

    “I’m usually on the front lines of the big decisions,” Rand said last week about his chairmanship role. “I plan to look out for the best interests of my district, as well as the bigger picture.”

  • TCHS honors student athletes

    TCHS Correspondent

    Trimble County Raiders teams gathered last month for the winter sports banquet.

    The dessert banquet was filled with reminiscing, laughter, conversation and everyone seemed to have a good time. For some,  it would be the last time everyone who participated in the boys and girls basketball teams and on the cheerleading squad this year would be to together in one room.

    Coaches gave speeches about their student-athletes and presented awards to many individuals for their efforts and accomplishments through the season.

  • Program brings summer work for area youth

    The News-Democrat

    Summer jobs for youth in Carroll County are available through a new program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the federal stimulus package.

    Applications for the jobs for residents ages 16-24 are available at the Jobs for America’s Graduates office in the Jefferson Community and Technical College and at Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s office on the second floor of the courthouse.

  • Grant to fund equipment for Carrollton firefighters

    The News-Democrat

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded fire grant funding totaling $101,289 to the Carrollton Fire Department.

  • Building new bridge likely to bring many changes to area

    If you haven’t seen the information outlining the possible new locations for the Milton-Madison bridge, you should. We had information in last week’s issue about on the topic, and we’re planning to go even more in-depth in issues to come..

    On the table are a flurry of possiblities that made my head spin the first time I started looking at them.

    I can’t say which one I prefer at the moment. Each one will cause many changes for the area, and many could mean changing the entire face of this section of Milton.

  • Spring signals annual TCHS Alumni Banquet

    Editor:

    It’s springtime – the universal time known for rebirth and renewal. We are already seeing the “trumpeters of spring” – hillsides graced with blooming dogwoods and Bradford pears; sunny jonquils and hyacinths have made their cheerful appearance, while the winds have blown circular blankets of blooms around tulip trees.

    These wonders also introduce our second most hectic seasons of daily living. It’s in our busiest

    times we risk missing unexpected blessings.

  • Girls tennis team takes season opener

    The Lady Panther tennis team took a win from border rival Gallatin County in their season opener last week.

    “I saw a lot of bright spots and a lot of deficiencies in our first meet,” head coach Larry Morgan said of his team.  The varsity won all five matches and the junior varsity won all three matches.

    Singles: No. 1 singles,  Katerina Woods C.C. defeated Brooke Clark G.C. 6-2, 7-5; No. 2 singles,  Priya Patel, C.C. defeated Anna Beth Edens, G.C. 6-2, 6-0; and No. 3 singles, Miriam Jones, C.C. defeated Christine Barlow, G.C. 6-0, 6-0.

  • CATS test to be shortened to 5 days

    The Trimble Banner

    Students in Trimble County can breathe a little easier at the end of the 2009-10 school year.

    That’s when new rules go into affect reducing the scope of  the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System.

    The Kentucky Legis-lature voted last month to alter the 20-year-old program, reducing the number of days students are tested from 10 to five by 2011-12. Also, writing portfolios will no longer be counted toward a student’s grade.

  • English School grads planning reunion

    The News-Democrat

    Students who went to the English School for any length of time are invited to a reunion-planning meeting to try to reconstruct the timeline and friendships of a bygone era.

    Sue Leite, a former student there from 1950 until 1958, is spearheading the reunion and has planned an organizational meeting for 1 p.m.  Friday, April 17, at the English Christian Church at 3477 State Hwy. 389 in English.