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  • BLIZZARD HITS REGION

    Crews are hard at work in Carroll and surrounding counties to restore power to thousands left in the cold and dark from this week's snow and ice storms.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson said Thursday morning (Jan. 29) that the National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton was opened Wednesday night as an emergency shelter for those who need a place to stay overnight or a place to warm up during the day.

  • Police investigate Baker death

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating the recent death of Brady Baker, 22, of Carrollton.

    Baker was found unresponsive at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Carrollton Village apartment of Latasha Hughes, Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday.

    Hughes was an acquaintance of Baker, and he had been staying at her apartment for about two weeks, Willhoite said.

    The investigation was opened because Baker was believed to be in good health  with no known medical problems, Willhoite said.

  • Man jailed for December murder

    A former Milton resident remains behind bars today, charged in the alleged murder of his former roommate.

    Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 33, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones.

    Jones’ body was located Jan. 15 in a ravine near the Ohio River in Trimble County.

    Police allege Mullins, of eastern Kentucky, killed the 56-year-old Jones on Dec. 6, and later dumped his body in the remote ravine.

  • County fails 911 audit

    Mapping-system software used by the county to locate cell-phone calls made to 911 is being blamed for the failure of the system to pass a mandatory audit.

    The Commercial Mobile Radio Service board notified dispatch supervisor Randy Tharp in October that the system had failed and gave the county 90 days to come up with a plan to make the changes required. The audits are mandated by cell-phone companies that help fund the system. The county must past a second audit or risk losing the funding.

  • Sheriff investigates vandalism in Bedford

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Vandalism is on the rise in Trimble County.

    The Trimble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vandalism that has occurred across the county recently.

    Sheriff Tim Coons said his office first received complaints three weeks ago of graffiti spray painted on property in the area of Sunnyside Road. Coons said a vehicle, road signs and a mobile home were among the “tagged” property in the subdivision near Bedford.

  • Three pieces of property that, together, once were the Todd Nelson Chrysler dealership, were sold at auction Monday, Jan. 12, on the front steps of the Carroll County Courthouse downtown.

    The properties, located on State Hwy. 227, were bought by Ford dealership owner Earl Floyd for $550,000.

    The property was ordered to be sold at auction by Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates.

  • KSP investigates string of burglaries

    By CINDY DIFAZIO

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Single vehicle accident claims life of Carroll County man

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Don Proctor, 47, in a single-car accident Jan. 18 at 1:15 a.m. in Carroll County. 

    KSP Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5, Campbellsburg, arrived on the scene to find a 1995 red Dodge pickup overturned on State Hwy. 36, about a mile west of U.S. 42.

    Maupin is in charge of the investigation and is working with Troopers Kyle Moffet, Manny Soto and Justin Sams. KSP was assisted by the  is the lead investigator with Troopers Moffet, Soto and Sams assisting and Carroll County EMS also responding at the scene.

  • Local people sought to fill census jobs

    A mandate in the U.S. Constitution means some local jobs are opening up that will last at least until the end of 2010.

    The U.S. Census Bureau in Northern Kentucky needs to fill a number of positions, from enumerators (census takers) to crew leaders and assistant crew leaders to help count the number of people living in Carroll County.

  • New rules govern used homes

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    New rules regarding the installation of manufactured and mobile homes may affect local residents.

    Electrical Inspector Jack McKinney has been inspecting mobile homes in Trimble County for 15 years. On average, he is called to inspect the outside electrical connections for approximately 20 pre-owned homes per year. In the past, his seal has been all that was needed for utility companies to flip the switch supplying current to the residences.