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  • 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.

  • Highlights of 2008 in Trimble County

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    January

    Although an agreement to begin the work was made this month, the search for funding to dismantle tennis courts and create parking at Trimble County Park actually began in January.

    On Jan. 21, 2008, Trimble County Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to apply for a federal grant to help fund the installation of new courts at the park. This, they said, would allow the current play surface to be converted to a parking area for the Tri-County Community Action Agency/Trimble County Senior Center building.

  • Truck driver survives I-71 wreck

    Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident at Mile Marker 40 northbound on Interstate 71 in Carroll County at 7:19 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26.

    Troopers at the scene found a commercial tractor-trailer, driven by Matt Reynolds, 36, of Sellersburg, Ind, had left the roadway after the driver lost control.

    The vehicle went through a large section of guardrail, down an embankment and then overturned, coming to rest upright facing southbound on Highway 2997, also known as Millcreek Road.

  • Industry offcials: Local economy still OK

    A dismal economy is casting a pall on the New Year in most of the United States, but the outlook doesn’t seem quite so grim locally.

    Nationally, homeowners are defaulting on loans in record numbers; banks are failing; top corporations are folding, laying off workers or filing for bankruptcy.

    Home foreclosures are happening in Carroll County, but Greg Goff, chief executive officer of First National Bank in Carrollton, says few are homes that were financed by local banks.

  • Fire damages apartment in detached garage

    An apartment in a detached garage at 745 Eagle Creek Circle, outside of Worthville, caught fire Monday afternoon, sending three fire departments in response to the call.

    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said the property is owned April Harmon. The detached garage that had been converted into an apartment and has been rented to tenants. The most recent tenant moved out at Christmastime, he said.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined by press time. Information will be posted when it becomes available.

  • Probation often leads to much-needed treatment for drug offenders

    The cases of the 68 people indicted and arrested in November on drug-trafficking charges are working through the court system, according to Carroll County victims advocate Leigh Ann Roberts.

    Some may be going through the courts slower than others, and despite similar charges many of those arrested in the five-county drug bust will face different consequences.

  • District to move forward with Winn, Cartmell building projects

    Despite tough economic times and talk of another funding cut by the state, plans continue to move forward for renovations and additions at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary.

    During the Dec. 18 Board of Education meeting, Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects presented a projected timeline showing the work could be completed  as early as August 2011.