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  • Trimble woman alternate at Republican convention

    A Trimble County woman returned home Saturday, after representing Kentucky’s 4th District as an alternate delegate at last week’s 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Congressman Geoff Davis proposed the opportunity for Kathi Whitten Proulx.

    “I’ve had the time of my life,” Proulx wrote to the Trimble Banner from the convention.

    Last Monday’s opening session was overshadowed by the damage of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, but the event ended on a high note, Proulx said.

  • SKIRTING THE SYSTEM

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    Officials here recently recovered more than $20,000 in back child support from a Virginia man, with an apparent history of evading the child-support system. Despite that success, coaxing child support payments from other parents here is a growing challenge.

  • Fiscal Court OKs company’s plan to relocate cemetery

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow relocation of a cemetery on property owned by Nugent Sand Company on State Hwy. 36 West.

    The Giltner Family Cemetery, now located on land behind Indiana-Kentucky Trucking Co., will be moved to Nugent Sand property that adjoins St. Peter Lutheran Church, also on Hwy. 36.

  • Bridge repairs, resurfacing project under way on U.S. 42

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After a beautiful summer without a lot of road construction, the state Department of Transportation is back, bringing traffic congestion to two main arteries into and out of Carrollton.

  • Making the band

    About 16 band members marched in the Thursday afternoon heat, in an abandoned parking lot behind Trimble County High School. Without their instruments, the group counted and paced in rhythm. It was a lesson in synchronicity taught by new leader, Matthew Leedy.

    The 23-year-old musician started as new band director for the school’s program in late July.

  • Ex-CFO alleges fiscal misconduct at CCMH

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After just two months on the job, Bob Robertson, Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s chief financial officer, has left.

  • Perry, Willis recognized for work with Trooper Island camp

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers from Trimble County were honored recently for their support of Trooper Island.

    Trooper Island is a free camp for Kentucky children ages 10-12, offering activities such as volleyball, swimming, archery and marksmanship, as well as providing positive role models.

    For their contributions to the camp, Troopers Seth Willis received a Certificates of Appreciation; Trooper Chip Perry was named 2008 KSP Public Affairs Officer of the Year.

  • Carroll school board scraps wheelchair lift project at middle school

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    A plan to add a wheelchair lift to improve accessibility to the 21st Century Lighthouse program held in the basement of the Carroll County Middle School has been scrapped due to the cost of the project.

    The lowest bid submitted for the project came in at $43,000, said consultant Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects Inc., who advised the board not to approve any of the bids. The board rejected the bids by unanimous vote.

  • Benefit set for woman fighting advanced breast cancer

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Mammograms can save your life.

    That’s a belief held by Dawn Austin of Carrollton, who believes women should never miss those regular tests.

    Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma earlier this year, Austin had surgery in April to remove both her breasts. Doctors also removed a lump, about half the size of a lime, caused by the cancer, which starts in the milk ducts.

  • State initiates criminal investigation

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Kentucky State Police and the local commonwealth’s attorney’s office are investigating the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership.

    The dealership. located at 2279 State Hwy. 227, recently was closed by court order after owner Todd Nelson of Hendersonville, Tenn., failed to meet the terms of a financial agreement with DaimlerChrysler Financial Services.