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  • 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.

  • Moore saves Carrollton man from car fire; arrests made

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    If you’re ever in a burning car, Larry Moore Jr., is the man you want nearby. Moore has rescued not one but two people from burning vehicles almost a decade apart.

    Moore was listening to his scanner at home on Lewis Road in Ghent on July 15 when he heard the call for a car on fire with someone trapped inside on Black Rock Road just outside of Ghent.

    Moore hopped in his car and according to Deputy Sheriff Jim Hamilton, was the first on the scene.

  • Carroll County Schools meets all No Child Left Behind Goals

    By JEFF FREMIN

    Special to The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County School District met all 13 of its Annual Measurable Objectives required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.  

    Testing data from the spring 2008 state assessment released on Aug. 5 showed that the Carroll County School District is making adequate yearly progress.

  • Carrollton receives top Ky. award for regional project

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    The City of Carrollton received the 2008 Spirit of Kentucky award, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the 33rd annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville for its role in the development of the Gallatin, Carroll, Henry and Owen County Regional Wastewater System.

    Mayor Dwight Louden, Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Thomlinson, Fiscal Court and numerous others were there to accept the award from Gov. Steve Beshear and the Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder.

  • New superintendent has busy, but smooth, first day of school

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    If Lisa James was nervous about how things would go on the first day of school in Carroll County, she didn’t show it.

    At just after 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the new superintendent was already at her office getting ready to drive to each of the schools in the district to say hello to the teachers and staff and greet children as they entered the new school year.