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  • SWEET VICTORY

    By KRISTIN BECK | Landmark News Service

    It was a pitchers’ duel all night long, with Carroll’s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble’s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All “A” 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All “A” state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.

  • Ogden Ridge work continues, to residents' dismay

    Several residents from Ogden Ridge Road were at Monday’s special called fiscal court meeting, seeking solutions, if county officials had any, to frustration with ongoing work done by Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E).

    “It’s been a real nightmare,” said Magistrate Kenny Green, whose district covers the Ogden Ridge Road area.

  • HONORING THE FAMILY LEGACY

    From a family blacksmith shop in the post-Civil War era that eventually spurred the creation of Burrows Garage and Wrecker Service in 1917, Scott Burrows has worked hard to preserve his family’s legacy.

    Burrows, the fourth-generation owner-operator of Burrows Wrecker Service in Sligo, was recently named a member of the Class of 2018 International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. He is one of eight named to this year’s class.

  • County schools close tomorrow for Frankfort rally

    Trimble County’s students will get a three-day weekend on the heels of returning from spring break as schools will be closed tomorrow, April 13.

    The closure will allow teachers to attend the end of this year’s legislative session, Superintendent Steve Miracle said. It was a direct response to Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes of House Bill 200 and House Bill 366, the budget and revenue bills, respectively. Principals polled teachers to see if there was a large number who wanted to be in Frankfort and there was, Miracle said.

  • Community Day at the Park scheduled for Saturday

    As Trimble County Little League teams hit the baseball diamond, other activities will be in abundance for family and community members Saturday at the second annual Community Day at the Park.

    The event is hosted through a partnership with the Trimble County Fiscal Court and the Trimble County Family Resources and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).Shawna Jent, director of Trimble County FRYSC, said the idea was spurred from a discussion she had with a family.

  • Connector Road bridge closure starts Monday

    The Connector Road bridge is scheduled for closure beginning Monday to allow for bridge replacement at the Little Kentucky River. The road will be closed up to 100 days for this construction work, according to state transportation officials. During this closure, motorists should follow the signed detour via KY 1335 (Carlisle Road), KY 316, U.S. 421 and U.S. 42.

  • Fiscal court begins prep work on $4.8M budget

    The Trimble County Fiscal Court met to discuss the county’s estimated near $4.8 million budget for the next fiscal year during a workshop, part of a special called meeting Monday.

    The proposed budget is pending state approval and will also need two readings by the fiscal court before it is finalized. Prior to the budget workshop, there was a 15-minute window for public comments about the road fund and the Local Government Economic Assistance fund (LGEA). However, no public comments were made when given the opportunity.

  • THE MOTHER ROAD

    Originally planned as a “military highway” between two U.S. Army installations in Kentucky – Camp Knox south of Louisville and Fort Thomas south of Cincinnati – the ribbon of concrete known as U.S. 42 served nearly four decades as the main thoroughfare between Louisville and Cincinnati.

  • District prepares for graduate profile rollout

    The world is changing and the method of education should adapt. That is the mentality Trimble County schools are taking along with several other districts as they construct curriculum around a new graduate profile.

    Superintendent Steve Miracle said the legwork for much of the process began three years ago as the district worked on its strategic plan and began an accreditation process with AdvancED, an international non-profit that accredits primary and secondary schools.

  • PENSION PROTEST

    BY KATHERINE KNOTT | Landmark News Service

    FRANKFORT — For Woodland Elementary School first­grade teacher Penny Ellis, Monday’s rally in Frankfort wasn’t about teachers.

    “It’s about our kids and getting them the best education,” she said.

    As many districts are out for spring break, Ellis and thousands of current and retired educators from across Kentucky stormed Frankfort on a chilly Monday morning to rally for public education. They packed Capitol Avenue to send a message to state lawmakers.