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Today's News

  • Six from Trimble inducted into Hall of Fame Cafe

    Last week, Signature Healthcare of Trimble County celebrated the achievements of six individuals with ties to the facility, inducting the “Hometown Heroes” into the Hall of Fame Café.

  • Milton man hospitalized after being struck by truck

    An elderly Milton resident was critically injured in an accident last week.

    Eugene Broadus, 84, of School Hollow Road suffered extensive injuries Thursday, Sept. 25 when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Milton. The accident occurred near the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Ferry Street.

  • If I’m selling used cars, the man at the auto lot might as well sell goats

    If you were looking for a quality new or used car last week, I was just the person to call.

    Or at least that is what prospective buyers must have thought, as my cell phone number appeared in 23 Louisville newspaper used car classified ads for three consecutive days.

    And by the end of those three days, the sales manager at a local car dealership almost went into the business of selling goats.

    Monday morning, the first call came shortly after 7 a.m. A polite young woman inquired about the Ford Mustang I had advertised for sale. I assumed it was a wrong number.

  • VA opens clinic at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Veterans Administration will bring a health-care center to Carrollton.

    Rumors throughout the community for the past few weeks – that the VA would set up shop at Traderbaker Flea Market on State Hwy. 227 – turned out to be true.

    Market owners Patti and Jeff Baker said they have been notified that VA selected their site. They are turning 10,000 square feet – about one-third of their space – to the VA for the new health-care facility.

  • Commissioners agree every penny counts when trimming expenses

    How does the Milton city commission make ends meet in these tough financial times?

    The same way the families they serve do – they look for ways to trim expenses.

    Commissioners gathered in a special meeting Sept. 30 to discuss options to reduce the city’s expenses without compromising services.

    “It’s crunch time,” Commissioner Steve Brierly said during the meeting. “It’s time to really get tight [with expenses].”

  • North proves too strong for young Raider volleyball squad

    By LARRY SULLIVAN JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    When Trimble County traveled to North Oldham Sept. 29, the Lady Raiders volleyball team found it difficult to keep up with the powerhouse squad known as the Lady Mustangs.

  • Runnin’ Raiders travel to Indiana invitational

    The Runnin’ Raiders ran in the Madison Courier Invitational this weekend.

    The race was held Sept. 27 at Hanover College, the NCAA Division III National College Championship XC course. Teams such as Silver Creek (IN), Switzerland County (IN), Madison (IN), Austin (IN), Scottsburg (IN), Charlestown (IN), New Washington (IN), Shawe Memorial (IN), Rising Sun (IN), Carroll County (KY), and Southwestern (IN) competed in the meet.

  • Worker killed in LG&E fall used false identity to obtain job

    When a construction worker fell to his death Sept. 18 at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station, it was mere hours before a spokesman for his employer, Becon Construction, released his identity.

    Nearly two weeks later, that same spokesman is releasing new information – not about the cause of the accident, but about the man’s true identity.

  • Never say quit

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

     

    It took 15 years, but Juan Fernandez won his first Jim Ramsey Tennis Tournament this past weekend.

    The tournament, an annual event for 28 years, was held Saturday, Sept. 27,  at the county’s Robert M. Westrick Memorial Park. The tournament is named for Ramsey, a fellow Carroll County High School alumni of organizer Doug Fothergill’s, who died in an an automobile accident two years after graduation.

  • Building Community Spirit

    Fears of low turnout for last weekend’s Trimble County Repair Affair proved unfounded as more than 150 people showed up for the event.