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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A new start needed for Raider football

    By LARRY SULLIVAN JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    It’s been a long, rocky, country road for the Trimble County football team, 1-3.

  • Driver charged with DUI after car strikes two houses

    A Louisville man was arrested Sept. 28 and charged with DUI after the vehicle he was driving collided with two houses outside Milton.

    Mark Jeffery, 36, was arrested shortly after the collision that damaged two homes in the 9900 block of Hwy. 421 North.

    According to Milton Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Long, a 1999 Buick Lasabre crashed into the two homes, “running through the garage” of one, after Jeffrey lost control of the car just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

  • Runnin’ Raiders sweep Carroll County meet

    Last week the Runnin’ Raiders competed in and swept the Carroll County NCKC meet.

    Teams such as Williamstown, Owen, Henry, Carroll, and Gallatin County competed in the Sept. 23 meet.