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  • Candidates file for local races

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The list of candidates for the November election for local races has been released, and most will go uncontested.

    Interim Carroll County Clerk Patti Mefford released the names of candidates for Carroll County School Board; Carrollton City Council; Ghent, Sanders, Prestonville and Worthville city commissions; and the Soil and Water Conservation Board.

  • Webster, hospital win chamber awards

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce racked up some major dough for scholarships and honored individuals and groups at its annual banquet.

    The gala Thursday night at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center drew local government officials and representatives from local businesses and industries.

  • Carrollton Utilities, city clerk earn regional awards

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Monday was Carrollton’s night to shine as Carrollton Utilities and City Clerk Becky Pyles were honored with top regional awards at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s 37th annual dinner and banquet in Erlanger.

    CU was recognized by NKADD for its regional wastewater treatment plant, earning the Intergovernmental Unity of Effort Award for an organization.

    Pyles was named Municipal Clerk of the Year in the Northern Kentucky region as part of the group’s public sector awards.

  • Chrysler sues to take over Carrollton dealership

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Chrysler Corporation seized control of the Todd Nelson Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership Monday after filing suit in Carroll County Circuit Court against the dealership and Nelson for default and breach of contract and seeking more than $2 million in missing funds.

  • Dow Corning recognized with state safety award

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Working one million hours without a lost time injury or illness is a distinction any company would be proud to acknowledge.

    Dow Corning Carrollton Site was recognized for that feat in a presentation from Mark Brown of the Governor’s Safety and Health office Tuesday afternoon.

    Dow Corning also received another mark of distinction Tuesday accepting a plaque from Aaron Keatley from the Department of Environmental Protection, welcoming them into the KY EXCEL program.

  • Court joins counties in suit against state policy

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday, Aug. 12, to join 119 counties in Kentucky that have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking changes in how the state pays for housing prisoners who face felony charges.

    State prisoners are housed in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center, which is self-supporting and relies on income from the state, and fees paid by local inmates, to operate.

  • Police allege man intended to shoot co-worker

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Department and Madison [Indiana] Police Department may have thwarted a man’s plan to shoot co-workers at a local construction site.

    Robert E. Gibson, 42, of Main Street in Madison, Ind., was arrested Thursday, Aug. 7 on two counts of terroristic threatening and lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

  • School and apartments in Bedford burglarized

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A Bedford woman was arrested last week accused of burglarizing multiple homes.

    Kayla Danielle Purvis, 20, was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with two felony counts of second-degree burglary and several misdemeanors, including theft of services, third-degree criminal mischief, failure to notify address change and public intoxication by controlled substance.

  • Family business remains on “course” after 40 years

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    As an employee of Madison, Indiana’s Clifty Creek power plant during the mid-1960s, Jerry Stark regularly overheard co-workers regaling others with golf stories. Though he, nor his wife Sharon, had ever taken a swing on the links, she said those tales encouraged the couple to transform 104 acres of Trimble County farmland into Cardinal Hills Golf Course. That was 40 years ago this month.

  • Celebrate 2008 at the Bedford Bash

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Make plans now to “Celebrate 2008” at the Bedford Bash.

    Organizers of this year’s Bedford Bash promise plenty of food and entertainment at the annual event, to be held beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.