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  • 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.

  • Committee hopes to blaze trails to connect local parks

    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.

  • Dinner or hunger?

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    This week, more than two-dozen boys from Milton will give of themselves to help those in Trimble County who have fallen upon hard times. Their success, however, depends on you.

    Despite the welcome drop in fuel prices recently, many in the community continue to struggle to afford necessities, such as food. For some, family members may be able to pitch in when needed. But for others, resources like the food pantry at Milton Methodist Church make the difference between putting dinner on the table or going without.

  • Have gun, will travel

    by LORRIE KINKADE

    The resignations of two deputies will lead to a reorganization of the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.

    Sheriff Tim Coons last week announced the upcoming departures of Chief Deputy Willie Herald and part-time deputy Shane Mosley. Both will turn in their badges Friday, Nov. 14.

    “Both of these men have been a tremendous asset to the department and will be sadly missed,” Coons said.

    Herald

  • Carroll Co. voters turn out in force for Election Day

    The trend this year for high voter turnout nationwide didn’t miss Carroll County.

    Of the 7,210 voters registered here, The News-Democrat estimates about 4,457 voters – or about 62 percent – cast ballots at the county’s 11 precincts.*

    That number includes 212 voters who cast absentee ballots, according to acting County Clerk Patti Mefford. Mefford said 112 voters came to the clerk’s office to vote on the machine, and her office gave out 102 paper ballots – 100 of those were completed and returned by the Nov. 3 deadline.

  • McMahan arraigned in S.D. on rape charge; posts bond

    Brent McMahan, 41, of Carrollton was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 28, on charges of third-degree rape, a Class 2 felony in the 5th Judicial Circuit in Edmunds County, S.D.

    The charges stem from an allegation from Lisa Davis, 30, a resident of South Dakota, that on May 4, McMahan allegedly had sexual intercourse with her while she was allegedly unable to give consent because of an intoxicating narcotic, anesthetic agent or hypnosis, according to the indictment.

  • Almost 60 percent of Trimble electorate votes as Kentucky sets record in historic election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The 2008 general election made history not only because of the nation’s choice for president, but also because of record-setting voter turnout in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Greyson said last week that unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicated more than 1.8 million registered voters visited the state’s polls to cast votes in presidential and congressional races, as well as local races in many areas.