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  • Judge: Residents’ complaints may spur CSX repairs

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the railroad crossing on State Hwy. 227, near Hometown Pizza, has been deteriorating and in need of repair for more than a year.

    He’s hoping local residents will call a toll-free number to report the crossing to CSX, which owns the track and is responsible for its repair.

    Tomlinson said callers must give the crossing number, which is 8869107F.

    The phone number is (877) 835-5279 (TELLCSX) and the crossing number is 869107F.   

  • Testing will close one lane of bridge

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane this weekend as geotechnical crews drill core samples from bridge piers.

    From 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, the northbound lane of the bridge will be closed as geotechnical crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet extract samples from two piers to examine whether the supports are capable of sustaining a new superstructure.

  • School board elects 2009 officers; earns state recognition

    The Carroll County Board of Education elected officers for the 2009 calendar year at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Mona Kindoll, in her second term, was voted chairman. Jennifer Beach, who was elected in November to her first full term, was voted vice chairman.

    “Thank you all for your vote of confidence,” Kindoll said. “I hope I live up to the standards set by Mr. Riley and Mr. Unker.”

    Rob Riley served as board president during 2008; Unker was president in 2007.

  • COLD WEATHER ALERT

    If you or someone you has no heat, or inadequate heat, at home, there are two place to go for warmth during the next few days of near-zero temperatures. These shelters will be open through Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Northern Ky. Community Action Commission

    220 Seventh St.

    Carrollton, KY

    (502) 732-5253

    or

    Carroll County Senior Center

    110 Sixth St.

    Carrollton, Ky.

    (502) 732-7026

  • Backpack program makes sure kids don’t go hungry

    Hunger often brings many other problems to the forefront in schools – disruptive behavior in class, poor or falling grades, and health problems.

    Free and reduced-priced lunch programs have made in-roads in stemming the hunger problem in the nation’s schools, but the problem is exacerbated when those same children return to school on Monday morning – hungry from a lack of food at home over the weekend.

    To combat this problem, the Backpack Buddy system was implemented at Cartmell Elementary School this year.

  • Stewart retires after 20 years at UK Extension

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    After twenty years, Mary Lou Stewart has retired from her position with the University of Kentucky Extension Service’s Trimble County office. Her last day was Jan. 5.

    According to those who worked with her most recently, Stewart was more than a secretary at the office.

  • Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be a burden

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Whether you chose to file your own taxes or hand the task over to a professional, there’s no time like the present to get started.

    Earlier income tax preparation will likely translate into faster refunds and may also mean larger refunds for families and individuals, said Brenda Cornelius, owner of Brenda’s Tax Service in Madison, Ind.

  • Car sales in the blood of Miller family

    Driving on Highland Avenue, between Park Avenue and 11th Street, chances are you’ve seen the marquee announcing birthdays and anniversaries in front of Miller Auto Sales.

    The sign was purchased to advertise autos for sale, but owner Dean Miller Sr. says it never has. Instead, it has always been there to alert passersby of occasions being celebrated by their friends and neighbors in the county.

    The marquee has been so popular, they’ve added a second one to advertise upcoming events for churches and schools.

  • Man charged with alleged rape of girl, 15

    A Carrollton man was arrested Dec. 23 and charged with the alleged rape of a juvenile.

    During the investigation, Carrollton Police also charged James E. Richards, 27, with third-degree sodomy. Both charges are Class D felonies.

    Richards, who lives on Old Hwy. 227, is alleged to have had an ongoing relationship with the 15-year-old girl, according to Assistant Police Chief Steve Abbott.

    The girl’s guardian reported the incidents.

  • Small business aid focus of chamber talk

    Anyone running a business today – large or small – can tell you that times are tough. The United States is mired in one of the worst recessions in decades; banks are folding, large retailers are filing for bankruptcy and industries are laying off workers.

    But there are things that even small businesses in Carroll County, Ky., can do to survive, says Tommie Causey of the Small Business Administration’s Kentucky District office in Louisville.