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  • Still the 'new guy' on the force

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Brian Denton is still the new guy at the Trimble County sheriff’s office.

    Despite nearly two years experience working for the department, Denton knows many people still refer to him as “rookie” or “the new guy.” But that doesn’t bother the self-proclaimed “boring guy” who traded a career in graphic design for a badge and gun.

  • Parade, celebrity tug-of-war adds to Madness

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Even folks who don’t enjoy football can have a good time at Raider Midnight Madness.

    The annual event, which provides financial support for the Trimble County High School Raider football team, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 and features more to see and do than ever before.

  • City council accepts resignations of Gordon, Hunt

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council accepted resignations from two city employees at its meeting Monday, July 28.

    City Police Officer Jeff Gordon will leave the department Aug. 11. Gordon is moving to Indiana.

    Public Works secretary Rachel Hunt is leaving Aug. 7 to take a teaching position at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

  • Former fire chief respected volunteers

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Understanding the heart of the volunteer was one of the ways Jack Miles, former Carrollton fire chief and dispatch supervisor, will be remembered.

    Miles, 74, died July 23 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice Unit in Edgewood, Ky.

    Miles began his 23-year career for the city as an engineer, dispatcher and then jailer in the building that used to stand at 512 Sycamore St.

  • Board raises meal prices; Dow presents $10,000 to library project

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    Breakfast and lunch at the Carroll County schools will cost a bit more when school starts Aug. 7.

    Patty Burgess, director of food service, requested a 15-cent increase for student breakfasts and a 5-cent increase for student lunches at all schools. She also asked for a 25-cent increase for adult breakfasts and lunches. The board approved both requests at the July 24 meeting.

  • Penick named chief nurse at Carroll County hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Lisa Penick, the new chief nursing officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, has a long history with the hospital – in fact, she was born there.

    With a mother, a sister and a daughter-in-law who also are nurses, Penick apparently has nursing in her blood. She has been a nurse for 27 years, since the age of 19, and has spent 21 of those years at CCMH.

    Penick tells the story about how she came to be born at CCMH to all new hires as they participate in a one-day orientation at the hospital.

  • Donation with a twist: Toddler, 3, raises $40

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Kathryn Fultz caught the reading bug at Toddler Time and decided to help raise money to help other children at the Carroll County Public Library catch it as well.

    With help from the Sunkist “Take a Stand” program, the toddler opened a lemonade stand and raised $8.25, which she gave to the library to help buy more books for Toddler Time and its other reading programs.

    The twist: She’s only 3.

  • MES construction continues, board considers all-day kindgergarten

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Board of Education member Jill Simmons suggested the district document the progress of the new Milton Elementary School, under construction on U.S. 421 south of town.

    “We need to take pictures of the progress more often, because they are really moving along," Simmons said at the July 16 meeting. "It looks like a school.”

  • News briefs

    Fate of Arkema plant

    unknown, source says

     

    Rumors circulating that Arkema, a chemical company that employs about 180 people in Carroll County, may close at the end of the year cannot yet be verified.

    An official with the company, who asked not to be identified, said no decision has been made regarding the fate of the plant.

  • Demolition of dilapidated Ski Butler lodge begins July 28

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Demolition of Ski Butler, once a site of winter fun and frolic at General Butler State Resort Park, is set to begin Monday, July 28.

    J.P. Hauling and Excavating of Glencoe, Ky., was hired by the state to raze the long-abandoned, dilapidated building for $61,842.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced the  state’s plan at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, July 22.