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  • Crews raise aircraft from Ohio River

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A plane that made an emergency landing on the Ohio River in late June was fished out of the water over the weekend and hauled back to Madison, Ind., on a trailer Monday.

    The 1978 Grumman American Cheetah took its return trip to Madison on the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup driven by Mark Wilkerson, son of Fred Wilkerson, manager of Madison Municipal Airport.

  • Fiscal Court approves bond sale for state agency

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Fiscal Court this week approved a resolution for the sale of $200 million in bonds by the Kentucky Association of Counties Leasing Trust.

    The sale, requested by the state agency, will enable local-government entities throughout the state to obtain low-cost loans for capital projects, water-line installlation, 911 system upgrades and other needs.

    Trimble County retains no responsiblity in the repayment of these bonds, and cannot be held liable for projects funded by them.

  • Catalytic converter theft latest trend hitting Carrollton

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    “People really need to watch where they’re parking their cars,” said Gary Garriott, owner of Muffler Pro in Carrollton, Ky., warning of the rise in catalytic converter thefts in the county and the state.

    Garriott said he has had 20 customers come in for repairs because of stolen converters in the past month. Part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, the catalytic converter takes unburned gases and purifies them before they are emitted into the air.

  • Submerged car offers no clues in disappearance of Shelby woman

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    How, when or why the vehicle became submerged in the Ohio River may never be known. Likewise, police are at a loss to explain why it took so long for it to be discovered.

    They do, however, know that the vehicle discovered over July 4th weekend near the Milton boat ramp is unrelated to the disappearance of a Shelby County, KY woman missing since May.

  • Accused killer of former Trimble County resident allegedly shot another in 2007

    By CINDY DiFAZIO

    Landmark News Service

    Henry County District Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.

  • Back to the Past Bluegrass Bash at Butler Park this weekend

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Travel back to the past to keep bluegrass music in the future: Come out to the Bluegrass Bash this Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The annual “Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash” will take place at the new venue, near the Kentucky Veterans Memorial, for a second year, and the theme, again, is “A Tribute to our Veterans.”

    Fans are encouraged to  to bring items or letters to send to U.S. soldiers overseas.

  • City targets delinquent business licenses

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Some local businesses were on a list Tuesday to get a visit from Carrollton police officers.

    And the news wouldn’t be good.

    Starting yesterday, officers will be closing the doors of local businesses for failing to renew their city business licenses. Nineteen local businesses originally were on the list, but eight had paid up by press time Tuesday and two others had notified the city they are no longer in business.

    Twenty-one out-of-town businesses will be receiving similar notices.

  • Family still hopes for justice in C’ton woman’s ’07 death

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A year after a motorcycle accident took the life of a young woman and her unborn baby, the motorcycle driver, Bernard Kalep King, 25, has been arrested according to Shively Police Chief Ralph Miller.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell, 25, of Main Street, Carrollton, was a passenger on King’s bike and was killed July 2, 2007, when the bike crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits.

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  • Farmers market season in full swing

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Looking for ripe, fresh tomatoes that won’t have you cringing with the thought of salmonella or E-coli? Why not check out your local RiverView Farmers Market.

    The market sells every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Courthouse downtown and every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at Hometown on highway 227.