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  • Public library on the move

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional computers, two study rooms, an expanded multi-purpose room and a reading garden are just a few of the features planned for the new Trimble County Public Library.

    The library’s Board of Trustees has announced intentions to move forward with plans for a new 10,000 sq. ft. building to be located just south of the Bedford city limits, on U.S. 42 near Shepherd Lane.

  • Alleged bank robber arrested in Tennessee

    Tips from the community to local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the Jan. 23 bank robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank.

    The suspect, Cecil Messer, 45, originally of McKenzie, Ala., was apprehended in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 30, by U.S. Marshals, the Nashville Police Department and Tennessee State Police.

    Messer was arrested, charged with first-degree bank robbery, a Class B felony, and held on a  $250,000 cash bond in a Nashville jail, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said yesterday.

  • Ford a witness to historic inauguration

    Gary Ford was one of the millions of people who packed up and traveled to  Washington, D.C., for the historic Jan. 20 inauguration of President Barrack Obama.

    Ford received two tickets from U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ office. Because the number of requests outnumbered the congressmen’s available tickets, the staff held a lottery for them. Ford was one of the winners.  

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  • Michigan man arrested after 100-mph chase

    A high-speed chase through two counties Thursday evening ended with the arrest of the driver in front of the Carrollton Post Office on Highland Avenue.

    The chase began in Gallatin County, when Warsaw police attempted to stop Shane Hall, 33, of Lincoln Park, Mich., driving a stolen 1998 Jeep.

    Gallatin County Sheriff Nelson Brown said Hall was driving erratically when police flashed their lights to pull him over. Instead of stopping, Hall fled westbound on U.S. 42, Brown said, adding that his department joined the chase when Hall left the city limits of Warsaw.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Bank robbery suspect remains at large

    By SHARON GRAVES

    Landmark News Service

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Two rookie officers join Carrollton PD

    The Carrollton Police Department has added two new recruits to the force.

    Officers Justin Doll and Michael Jump, both 24, were hired to fill out the department, bringing the total number of officers to 10.

    Doll, 24, is a 2002 graduate of Carroll County High School. He served for four years in the U.S. Navy, most recently assigned to the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. He was a machinist mate and reached the rank of petty officer third class.

  • Planning stage under way for Cartmell renovation

    Imagine being able to design your own school – listing everything you might want, from video-conferencing capability to a gymnasium that doesn’t double as a cafeteria and auditorium.

    That’s the task at hand for a building committee comprised of school administrators and teachers planning the renovation of Cartmell Elementary School. The committee held its first meeting at the school Monday, Jan. 26.

  • MILTON BRIDGE WORK POSTPONED

    Work on the Milton-Madison Bridge previously scheduled to begin tomorrow and continue through Feb. 3 has been postponed. Workers had planned to complete drilling of support piers for stability testing, a process that began Jan. 16. Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Highways, blamed forecasted inclement weather for the delay. Testing has not been rescheduled as of press time Jan. 27.