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  • Three Rivers health department to issue restaurant ratings

    If you are wondering how clean that restaurant you ate in last night, the answer soon will be at your fingertips.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department is introducing a system to let customers know immediately if a restaurant has passed its most recent inspection.

  • KSP, sheriff search for man indicted on drug charges

    Police are still looking for one of 68 individuals indicted last month on charges of drug trafficking in a five-county undercover operation.

    Officials say Chad Easton of Carrollton remains at-large. Easton’s last-known address is 806 Sycamore Street, Carrollton, according to Kentucky State Police records. Easton was indicted on one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Grant to provide first responders with new technology

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The Department of Homeland Security, not Santa Claus, is granting wishes from the lists of Trimble County’s emergency responders.

  • Relay team sponsors 2008 Home Tour

    Need some holiday decorating ideas? You might want to check out the 2008 Christmas Home Tour this weekend, featuring seven local homes and businesses decked out for Christmas.

    The holiday event is 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society through the Carroll County Middle School Relay for Life team. Participants must present their tickets for admittance into each location.

  • County health insurance premiums up 2%

    Fiscal Court gave United Healthcare the nod to provide insurance for Carroll County employees, and employees will still have a choice between two coverage options.

    The county has been considering a number of options provided by Scott Brown of Phil Brown Insurance Agency, Louisville, for the past month. The United Healthcare plan was selected because it is most cost-effective for the coverage it provides.

  • Department investigated following barn blaze

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A fire department training exercise has led to an investigation by the state department of environmental protection.

    Milton Fire Department is under investigation following a training exercise Nov. 21 that included setting fire to two barns on Liberty Road in Milton. The barns, which according to Fire Chief Ronnie Barnes contained only tobacco, were destroyed in the windstorm that struck the county last September.

  • Carrollton council considers plan to reduce insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council will vote today on a proposed change to health insurance benefits for city employees.

    Council will hold a special meeting in City Hall at noon to make up for the regular meeting, which had been scheduled for Monday. That meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

    During its Nov. 24 meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden asked council to revisit a policy established in 2007, in which city employees were encouraged to switch from the city’s health plan to plans offered by their spouses’ employers.

  • Busted

    In the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, troopers from the Kentucky State Police and law-enforcement officers from Carroll and four surrounding counties converged to take 68 people – all indicted for alleged drug trafficking – off the streets.

    Known as Operation Round-Up, the sting netted 49 arrests by the end of the day. Of those arrested, 19 are from Carroll County. The alleged offenders included men and women, ranging in age from 18-54: there were father-son duos, father-daughter duos and a brother-and-sister duo among them.

  • KSP provides list of those arrested and charges they face

    The following is a list of everyone indicted on drug-trafficking and related charges during Operation Round-Up. The information was provided by Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg.

    Nolan T. Baker, 18, Sparta, Ky., trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

    Keegan S. Berry, 19, Campbellsburg, Ky., trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

    Kara Bray, Carrollton, Ky., three counts trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

  • Trimble County sheriff assists in five-county drug bust

    Dozens of suspected drug dealers had their sleep abruptly interrupted Thursday morning when they were nabbed in Operation Roundup.

    The procedure varied little for officers out on the streets before 6 a.m. Nov. 13, approaching darkened houses looking for 68 people recently indicted for trafficking drugs. Teams of four surrounded each house, with one cautiously knocking on the door as the others watched for movement inside the residence. In most cases, suspects opened doors willingly, helping ensure the arrests went as smoothly as possible for all involved.