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  • County recovering from storm’s effects

    Carroll County wasn’t spared in last week’s snow-and-ice storm, which battered most of the eastern half of the United States that started with snow Monday, followed by sleet and freezing rain – then more snow – Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The ice did the worst damage, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving 1,234 Carroll County customers of Owen Electric Cooperative without power. Co-op officials said service was restored Monday evening, Feb. 2, to all 18,000 customers who lost power.

  • Electronic polling to be used in bridge design selection

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Electronic polling will be used next week to help designers learn more about what local residents want to see in a new bridge.

    A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium in Madison, Ind. will give the general public the opportunity to talk with designers and engineers working on the Milton-Madison Bridge project, as well as look at some design elements that could be included in a possible new bridge.

  • Details of murder released

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional details about the death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones were released yesterday, as his accused killer appeared in Trimble County District Court for a preliminary hearing.

    Judge Jerry Crosby agreed with prosecutors that the evidence presented yesterday was sufficient to bound the case over to a Trimble County Grand Jury and ordered Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins’ to remain in jail, pending bond.

  • Public library on the move

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional computers, two study rooms, an expanded multi-purpose room and a reading garden are just a few of the features planned for the new Trimble County Public Library.

    The library’s Board of Trustees has announced intentions to move forward with plans for a new 10,000 sq. ft. building to be located just south of the Bedford city limits, on U.S. 42 near Shepherd Lane.

  • Alleged bank robber arrested in Tennessee

    Tips from the community to local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the Jan. 23 bank robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank.

    The suspect, Cecil Messer, 45, originally of McKenzie, Ala., was apprehended in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 30, by U.S. Marshals, the Nashville Police Department and Tennessee State Police.

    Messer was arrested, charged with first-degree bank robbery, a Class B felony, and held on a  $250,000 cash bond in a Nashville jail, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said yesterday.

  • Ford a witness to historic inauguration

    Gary Ford was one of the millions of people who packed up and traveled to  Washington, D.C., for the historic Jan. 20 inauguration of President Barrack Obama.

    Ford received two tickets from U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ office. Because the number of requests outnumbered the congressmen’s available tickets, the staff held a lottery for them. Ford was one of the winners.  

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  • Michigan man arrested after 100-mph chase

    A high-speed chase through two counties Thursday evening ended with the arrest of the driver in front of the Carrollton Post Office on Highland Avenue.

    The chase began in Gallatin County, when Warsaw police attempted to stop Shane Hall, 33, of Lincoln Park, Mich., driving a stolen 1998 Jeep.

    Gallatin County Sheriff Nelson Brown said Hall was driving erratically when police flashed their lights to pull him over. Instead of stopping, Hall fled westbound on U.S. 42, Brown said, adding that his department joined the chase when Hall left the city limits of Warsaw.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Bank robbery suspect remains at large

    By SHARON GRAVES

    Landmark News Service

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.