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    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


    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.



    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


    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


    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • $1.65 million granted for area water projects


    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


    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.

  • Chamber, 3CDC host free small-business event


    The News-Democrat

    If you have been considering the idea of starting up a small business in Carroll County, then mark 4-8 p.m. tomorrow on your calendar.

    Business Celebration Day, which will be held outdoors at the Carroll County Courthouse downtown, will feature four half-hour seminars aimed at people who own or want to start a small business.

  • Cost of ‘companionship’


    Landmark News Service

    A Milton couple was arrested Sept. 2 after Kentucky State Troopers say they scammed a local man of more than $214,000 by promising him “companionship.”

    George Michael True, 33, and his wife Angela M. True, 32, of Agin Way, were charged with theft by deception after investigators say the woman scammed a Milton man from a large sum of money by offering him a relationship.

  • 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.