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  • Public meeting Nov. 19 for Prestonville project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Westside Volunteer Fire Department to discuss a proposal from a Louisville company to build a terminal on the Kentucky River, 0.7 miles south of the confluence with the Ohio River.

    Once built, the terminal will be used by Louisville Paving Co. for barge deliveries of liquid asphalt, which the company will store in two large tanks on the property, located just outside the Prestonville city limits.

  • The votes are in

    Over 53-percent of Trimble County's registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4 to cast their ballots for U.S. President, members of Congress and local school board and city commission candidates.

    The McCain/Palin ticket proved a winner locally, with 2,239 votes in comparison to 1,484 for Obama/Biden.

  • Grant to upgrade Carroll County 911 system

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County will receive a $63,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for improvements to the county’s 911 system.

    Randy Tharp, the county’s 911 supervisor and Carrollton’s fire chief, said the funds will be used to replace the system’s telephone controller. Installed with the rest of the system in 1994, Tharp said the controller is becoming obsolete.

  • CCHS Band of Gold takes 12th in state Class AA competition

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold finished marching band season on a high note at the state semifinals Saturday, Nov. 1.

    The band came in 12th out of 16 bands in Class AA at the Kentucky Music Educators Association competition, hosted by Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Ky.

    The band topped the goal of 70 points, set by band director Scott Brawner, earning 72.5 points for the day.

  • Searcy conservation efforts earn district’s ‘J.B Award’

    Acting responsibly with the earth’s resources was the focus of a dinner held Thursday by the Carroll County Conservation District.

    The event was the group’s  annual cooperator’s meeting, with guest speaker Ray Adams, a familiar voice from WHAS Radio with the farm reports with Barney Arnold.

    Adams, who also works on the state conservation board,  treated the audience to several stories about life in general, but conservation in particular.

  • KSP investigates fatal Milton shooting

    MILTON, Ky. – No arrests, so far, have been made in the fatal shooting Monday on Fishers Ridge Road in Milton.

    Kentucky State Police said they questioned a man at the residence about the incident, but the man was not arrested.

    Dead is Natalie Tilley, 44, who died from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. KSP said Indiana emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from the residence just before 4 a.m. Nov. 3. The caller reported that a woman had been shot.

  • More victims possible in Milton couple’s scam

    Kentucky State Police are investigating claims that additional men may have fallen victim to a “companionship” scam allegedly committed by a Milton couple.

    Angela M. True, 32, and her husband, George Michael True, 33, were arrested in September and charged with felony theft after a Shepherdsville, Ky., man claimed the pair scammed him out of more than $200,000.

    The victim told police he met Angela True in early 2008. Eventually, he said, True propsed marriage to him, at which time he divorced his wife to be with her.

  • Proclamation: Nov. 2-8 Disabilities Week in Commonwealth

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The entire student body of Cartmell Elementary School on Monday witnessed a bit of Kentucky history on the Capitol steps in Frankfort.

    Steve Nunn, deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, read a proclamation signed in October by Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming Nov. 2-8 to be Individuals with Disabilities Week in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • District automated call system passed Oct. 17 test

    The new automated calling system for the Carroll County School District passed it’s trial run Oct. 17, according to Superintendent Lisa James, except for “a few glitches with work numbers.”

    The system dialed numbers from the district’s database of student home phone numbers; recipients received a message informing them that the call was a test.

    The system will be used to warn parents, guardians and students of emergency conditions and unscheduled school closings caused by inclement weather or other situations, James said.

  • GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

    The Delta Queen eased down the Ohio River past Carrollton on Thursday, Oct. 23, for what may be the very last time.

    Headed for Memphis, Tenn., the famed riverboat later docked along the riverfront at Madison, Ind. It was a crisp, sunny fall day, and many people from both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the sparkling river gathered on the bank to pay their respects and get a last look at the historic boat.