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  • 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.

  • Voters to decide on proposed Bedford winery

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Are you in favor of the sale of wine at the Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC?

    That is the question voters in the East Bedford precinct will face when they head to the polls Dec. 16.

    David and Teresa Schnell Weyler, owners of Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC, petitioned the county’s fiscal court last month to give voters the opportunity to allow sales at a winery to be located in the 3200 block of U.S. 421 South.

  • Ohio couple charged in alleged Carrollton check-fraud scheme

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people involved in an alleged check-fraud scam.

    Constance Marie Pikaart, 23, and Timothy Ray Perkins, 31, were arrested Nov. 10; both were lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center and later released on $5,000 full-cash bonds each.

    According to court records, Pikaart allegedly attempted to cash a forged check at the Quick Money pawn shop, 1417 Highland Ave., Carrollton.  Deputy Jim Hamilton said Pikaart also allegedly opened an account at US Bank at 416 Highland Ave., using another forged check.

  • City prepares for visit from Old St. Nick

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Santa Claus is coming to town – in just nine more days.

    Thanks to the awesome connections Rita Davis has with the jolly ole elf, Santa will again make a guest appearance at Light Up Bedford.

    The town’s annual kick-off to Christmas celebration will take place Friday, Dec. 5 with food, gift shops and live entertainment leading up to Santa’s grand entrance at 6 p.m. at the courthouse square.

  • Prescription medications top list of illegal drugs bought in sting operation

    While cocaine and heroin allegedly were purchased from some of the 68 people indicted and eventually arrested during a five-county, 18-month investigation, officials say the illegal sale of prescription drugs is a huge problem.

    Prescription medications can easily fall into the wrong hands because most everyone knows someone who has a prescription for some sort of painkiller.

  • Milton man arrested for child abuse

    A Milton man was arrested last week, charged with sexually abusing a child.

    Randall Scott Kelley, 30, of Greenbriar Road, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with first-degree sodomy following an investigation into complaints he abused a young child at his home. The crime is said to have occurred earlier this month.

    The victim, according to Kentucky State Police Detective Todd Harwood, is under the age of five years.

    Harwood declined to release details of the investigation, however did say Kelley confessed to the crime.

  • Few questions answered at Corps meeting

    About 30 residents sat in the chilly bay of the Westside Volunteer Fire Department in Prestonville on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to ask questions about a proposed liquid-asphalt storage facility.

    Louisville Paving Company of Louisville, Ky., has petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to build a terminal on the Kentucky River, where barges would come to fill the storage tanks, planned for a 5-acre site just south of the Prestonville city limits.

  • Trimble Banner to remain a Landmark property

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble Banner will remain property of Landmark Communications, Inc.

    At least for now.

    Tough economic times are being credited with causing a suspension of the sale of the Trimble County-based paper, as well as other area publications owned by company. The news was announced Oct. 29.

  • Committee seeks funding to connect parks with trails

    Imagine seven miles of walking and hiking trails that could take you from General Butler State Resort Part to Carroll County’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Connecting the two parks with a new trail along the abandoned Lock Road is one of the goals of the county’s Recreational Trails Committee, led by Joan Moore, executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

  • KSP investigates death of Carrollton man, 50

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Ronald Dean Tingle, 50, after he was found unconscious and unresponsive Friday, Nov. 21.

    The first call was received at Carroll County Dispatch at 10:26 p.m., according to records; and EMS personnel and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw were sent to the home of Matt Vories on  State Hwy. 36 East. A second ambulance was dispatched less than a minute later.