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  • Carrollton Council OKs $10,000 for Masterson House repairs

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council voted to approve a $4,000 grant from its Enterprise Incentive Program to the Port William Historical Society to help with the cost of repairs to the Masterson House.

    Council also approved a motion by Kevin Craig to find an additional $6,000 from the city’s 2008-09 general fund.

  • Investigation continues into fatal accident at LG&E Wises Landing

    Investigations are continuing into the workplace mishap that led to the death of a Becon Construction employee at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station.

    Isidoro Escamilla, 37, died last week in what is only being described by police and company officials as involving “a fall.” Trimble County Deputy Coroner Lee Congleton pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Event provided fun, information for potential entrepreneurs

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Chamber of Commerce blew out all the stops with its Business Celebration Day on Courthouse Square.

    The event, also sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation, was intended to show off the best Carrollton has to offer.

    Surrounding the square were booths set up by 51 of the Chamber’s 130 members, complete with displays, pamphlets, brochures and give-aways.

  • DAMAGE, DAMAGE, EVERYWHERE

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The phone lines in the dispatch office lit up and stayed that way for five hours Sunday, Sept. 14, as the winds from Hurricane Ike blew through Carroll County –  1,112 miles from Galveston, Texas, where it originally came ashore.

    The sustained winds damaged trees, houses and barns from Carrollton to Sanders, and from Ghent to Kings Ridge Road. Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said wind gusts were clocked at 60-75 mph throughout the afternoon.

  • Officer threatened with gun at Carrollton apartment

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    When Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry answered a harassment call between two neighbors at 1210 Lauren Drive, he found himself on the business end of a fully loaded 380 handgun.

    In his report, Embry said that he responded to the call at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14., off of Highland Avenue. He said Duwanna McCollum of Apt. 32 filed a complaint against neighbor Michael Anderson of Apt. 21.

  • IKE BLOWS THROUGH TRIMBLE COUNTY

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Saturday’s bright sunny skies and calm winds gave little warning of what Sunday would bring.

    Although forecasters with the National Weather Service had warned of winds gusting up to 35 mph as the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the Ohio River Valley, the windstorm actually brought winds clocking at twice that speed, according to an NWS spokesman.

  • In Sanders, neighbors help clear debris after Ike's visit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The buzz of chainsaws filled the air Monday morning and afternoon, as residents in Sanders worked to clear away debris from one of the worst windstorms in recent memory.

    The path of Hurricane Ike, which swung on a northeasterly course Sunday after coming ashore Saturday in Texas, left a 200-mile-wide swath of destruction in about 12 other states, including Kentucky, according to Weather.com.

    While most residents in Carroll County did not lose power in the storm, the entire city of Sanders did.

  • Free flu shots for first 1,000 people

    By TONY MILLET

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • $1.65 million granted for area water projects

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    More than 1,600 water customers in Carroll and Owen counties will see improvements to their water systems with a $1.65 million combination federal loan and grant award to Carroll County Water District No. 1.

  • Missing Carrollton Manor resident found in Louisville

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Robin Conway, 45, a resident of Carrollton Manor, 205 Fifth Street in Carrollton walked away from the facility sometime Friday, Sept. 12.

    Conway was found Sunday, two days after she went missing, in a Louisville, Ky., Kroger, where she was trying to find a phone. 

    Authorities were called and Conway was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. She was transported back to the Carrollton facility by 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Louise Jones, assistant administrator at the Manor.