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  • VA opens clinic at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Veterans Administration will bring a health-care center to Carrollton.

    Rumors throughout the community for the past few weeks – that the VA would set up shop at Traderbaker Flea Market on State Hwy. 227 – turned out to be true.

    Market owners Patti and Jeff Baker said they have been notified that VA selected their site. They are turning 10,000 square feet – about one-third of their space – to the VA for the new health-care facility.

  • Commissioners agree every penny counts when trimming expenses

    How does the Milton city commission make ends meet in these tough financial times?

    The same way the families they serve do – they look for ways to trim expenses.

    Commissioners gathered in a special meeting Sept. 30 to discuss options to reduce the city’s expenses without compromising services.

    “It’s crunch time,” Commissioner Steve Brierly said during the meeting. “It’s time to really get tight [with expenses].”

  • Worker killed in LG&E fall used false identity to obtain job

    When a construction worker fell to his death Sept. 18 at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station, it was mere hours before a spokesman for his employer, Becon Construction, released his identity.

    Nearly two weeks later, that same spokesman is releasing new information – not about the cause of the accident, but about the man’s true identity.

  • Building Community Spirit

    Fears of low turnout for last weekend’s Trimble County Repair Affair proved unfounded as more than 150 people showed up for the event.

  • Driver charged with DUI after car strikes two houses

    A Louisville man was arrested Sept. 28 and charged with DUI after the vehicle he was driving collided with two houses outside Milton.

    Mark Jeffery, 36, was arrested shortly after the collision that damaged two homes in the 9900 block of Hwy. 421 North.

    According to Milton Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Long, a 1999 Buick Lasabre crashed into the two homes, “running through the garage” of one, after Jeffrey lost control of the car just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

  • Shaw named top deputy in Kentucky for 2008

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw recently was named Deputy of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association.

    Shaw received the honor during the KSA’s annual conference Sept. 13 in Louisville.

    Shaw, 33, has been with the local sheriff’s department for 18 months, and has been in law enforcement for five years.

    Sheriff Ben Smith said Shaw probably is one of the most educated deputies in the state. “He is even certified in mountain biking.”

  • Volunteers make plans for repairs

    Ladders, hammers and paintbrushes in tow, volunteers are expected to be scattered throughout the area Saturday, Sept. 27 for the annual Trimble County Repair Affair.

    Since the program began in 2002, men, women and children from Trimble County and the surrounding area have pitched in to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by making much needed repairs and modifications to their homes. With a little luck, this year will be no different.

  • Alcohol suspected in two-vehicle accident that injured student

    A two-vehicle collision last week sent two people to the hospital, one with serious injuries.

    The crash happened around 8 a.m. Sept. 17 when a red pickup truck driven by David W. Collins, 35, collided with a 2004 Ford pickup driven by 17-year-old Austin W. Kidwell of Campbellsburg.

  • A home on King’s Ridge was a total loss following a fire that took four volunteer fire companies eight hours to battle a week ago.

    The home of Garland Breeden at 3095 Kings Ridge Road was the scene of a fire that may have started as a result of storm damage, according to Clyde Rowlett, Westside Fire Chief.  “Wires were pulled loose during last weeks wind storm and may have started the fire.”

  • McMahan indicted in South Dakota rape case

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    An Edmunds County, S.D., grand jury returned with an indictment of a Carrollton man before the prosecutor in the case had time to return to the court room with his cup of coffee.

    Edmunds County State’s Attorney Vaughn Beck said the grand jury indicted Brent McMahan August 15 on one charge of third-degree rape minutes after he finished presenting his case.