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  • 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.

  • County school district accepts annual financial audit

    Two minor deficiencies were found in an audit of the Carroll County School District conducted recently by Raisor Zapp and Woods of Carrollton.

    Jerilyn Zapp told the Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 20, that the deficiences were regarding internal control due to the size of the administrative staff, which is a common problem in small school districts, and a “failure to prepare a complete set of financial statements.”

    Zapp said the most likely recommendation for solving the deficiencies would be outsourcing some of the work.

  • Coroner: Man’s death linked to drug, heart disease

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite recently released a report of his investigation into the Oct.. 7 death of Tommy W. Jones, 26, of Carrollton.

     

    In the report, Wilhoite said an autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner’s office attributes Jones death to “oxymorphone found on the toxicologic analysis.”  

     

    Another significant contributing factor was Jones condition of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the report stated.

     

  • Bridging the Gap

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Is a new bridge necessary?

    That was the question at the forefront when members of the Milton-Madison Bridge project advisory group met last week to continue addressing how best to resolve issues with the important structure’s inadequacies.

    This was the second meeting of the group that has been tasked with brainstorming ideas for possible replacement or rehabilitation of the current bridge that spans the Ohio River from Milton, Ky. to Madison, Ind.