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  • 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.  

  • Mongiardo sees opportunities in financial crises

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    As a surgeon, Dr. Dan Mongiardo was used to the pressure of making critical decisions when crises arose in an emergency room or trauma center.

    As Kentucky’s lieutenant govener, Mongiardo is embracing the state’s – and the nation’s – current economic crisis as an opportunity for major change.

    Mongiardo was in Carrollton on Friday to give the keynote address at the Carroll County Industrial Expo at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Youth to learn leadership skills in new chamber, CCCDC program

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Community leaders and movers and shakers will be investing time and effort to teach leadership skills to 28 sophomores from Carroll County High School.

    The program is a partnership with the Carroll County Community Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to better prepare the selected students for a productive future.

  • Restitution made to car dealer’s victims

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The case against Todd Nelson is officially closed, and the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler dealership will not be prosecuted for any crimes.

    The dealership closed earlier this year after Nelson defaulted on loans from Chrysler Financial and breeched contracts to the tune of $2 million.

    “There will be no criminal charges filed with regard to the investigation,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Crawford.

  • Winery approved as few vote in special election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    For the first time in several decades, adult beverages may be manufactured and sold legally in Trimble County.

    Turnout was low at last week’s special election, however the majority of those braving the cold to cast their ballot Dec. 16 agreed that Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC should be allowed to sell wine at the facility to be operated on Hwy. 421 South.