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  • MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS/OBSERVANCES

    Offices closed for Memorial Day

    City and county government offices, as well as state government offices, will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

    Community plans observance for Memorial Day

    The annual community memorial Day observance is set for 10:30 a.m. on the Trimble County Courthouse lawn. Please join with your neighbors in honoring our veterans and the military for their service to our country.

  • Music to quiet the storm
  • TCHS credit recovery program gets school board approval

    Trimble County High School will introduce a Credit Recovery Program during the 2011-12 school year. The plan won unanimous approval during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education. The board members had begun discussion of the plan during their May 4 meeting.

    “We had a program similar to this a few years ago at the high school,” Trimble Superintendent Marcia Dunaway said, “but we had to close it when funding for it was cut by the state.”

  • County continues weapons discussion

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court continued their discussion regarding a proposed weapons ordinance but chose not to include a second reading of the ordinance on the May 16 meeting agenda. The county government body had taken a first step to prohibit possession of weapons in and on property belonging to the county during their April 18 meeting by holding the first reading of a ordinance which would ban “firearms and other weapons” by non-law enforcement personnel on county properties.

  • Musical a hit with all ages
  • Bridge Work Resumes
  • End of school programs set

    Trimble County schools have a number of activities scheduled through the end of this month as the 2010-11 school years draws to a close. Following is a list of events set for the various schools, including music and art programs, academic awards presentations, moving up ceremonies and the Class of 2011 Commencement Exercises.

    Thursday, May 19: Trimble County Middle School Band/Chorus/Art Showcase, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at TCMS

    Friday/Saturday, May 20-21: Trimble County High School Drama Production of “Cinderella,” 7 p.m. TCHS Gymnasium

  • Trimble schools implement new computer learning plan

    By TERESA TEBIB

    A whole new system from 6th through 12th grades and beyond is now in place to help Trimble students prepare for college and career and find their own personal pathway to a successful life.  Representatives at Trimble County High School gave a presentation during the May 4 board of education meeting on the new computer system that is in force in the local school system that will help not only the students but also the parents of Trimble County.

  • State election winners

    Tea Party favorite Phil Moffett had a better-than-expected showing in Tuesday's voting, but Senate President David Williams emerged the victor of the Republican gubernatorial primary election.

    Other GOP primary winners: James Comer for Ag. Commissioner and John Kemper for Auditor.

    Democratic primary winners: Todd Hollenbach for Treasurer, Robert Farmer for Ag. Commissioner and Alison Grimes for secretary of state. The GOP race for secretary of state between Bill Johnson and Hilda Legg was too close to call.

     

  • Milton seeks emergency shelter

    Milton city officials hope to locate a facility within the community to serve as a designated emergency shelter in the event of severe storm warnings.

    “When we had threatening weather the last time I had a call wanting to know if there was a place that the city had designated for people to go in case of a tornado,” Mayor Denny Jackson said during Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission. “What we need to do is find some church that will be open for people when a tornado warning is issued.”