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Local News

  • Real estate remains hot in Trimble County

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County seems to be bucking the national trend of declining real-estate sales.

    Jerry Smith of Century 21 Smith Realty and Vicky Cayton of Carrollton’s Century 21 Cayton Realty say they routinely assist property owners preparing to sell homes, both small and large homes, as well as building lots and agricultural acreage.

    They do agree that fewer large homes are selling here than in surrounding counties, but they don't believe it has anything to do with the national trend.

  • NAS supports new publication for kids

    STAFF REPORT

    Carroll County students in kindergarten through fifth grade this fall will have a new newspaper they can call their own.

    Carroll County Kids, a publication to be produced through The News-Democrat in partnership with the Carroll County Board of Education, will provide a classroom resource and educational tool for teachers and parents alike.

  • Robertson named CFO at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Bob Robertson joined Carroll County Memorial Hospital as the new chief financial officer on June 16.  

    He replaces Louis Vetter, who served as interim chief executive officer from April to November 2007. Vetter stayed on as interim CFO after Kanute Rarey was hired CEO.

  • Bond: Future bright for Iraq, U.S.

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Maurey Bond has traveled the world and is pursuing his career in international business in the Middle East, but his Carrollton roots run generations deep.

    His grandparents are Thomas and Mildred Bond of Carrollton, and he lived with them in their Seminary Street home while working on his worked on his master’s thesis. His parents, Patricia and Jack Supplee, grew up here.

  • Indianapolis man takes own life at park overlook

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Department is investigating the apparent suicide of an Indianapolis man at the overlook at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday evening.

  • Local musician teaches, mentors new music talent

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    They got there in different ways and at different times, but the destination was the same: the “shop” in Carroll Stangle’s backyard.

    With a desire to learn to play music, and the right connections, which led them to Stangle for free music lessons, three local 12-year-olds transformed into a country/gospel band.

  • Prevention was top goal at Women's Health Fair on June 30

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Uninsured women ages 40-64 had an opportunity recently to gain vital information concerning their health through testing and expert advice.

    At the Woman’s Health Fair on Monday, June 30, the Three Rivers District Health Department offered screenings for various illnesses, including Pap smears, clinical breast exams, blood-pressure checks, cholesterol screenings.

    Vendors at the event also offered makeup tips and free tote bags and pink carnations.

  • Investigation continues into shootout that left one man dead

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    MILTON, Ky. – Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Louisville man shot and killed by police following a two-and-a-half hour standoff in Milton on June 25.

    Jack D. Berressem Jr. died about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday after barricading himself in a house at 113 Ferry St., and exiting the house several times to shoot at police.

    Kentucky State Police troopers were called to the scene after a passing motorist reported a possible domestic altercation at that address.

  • Allegations lead to suspension, resignation of teen pageant coordinator

    Allegations of improper conduct associated with the Trimble County Fair’s Miss Teen pageant has resulted in the resignation of a long-time fair board member and first runner-up Nikalette Brierly’s acceptance of the crown.

    Linda Craig, president of the board, confirmed Monday that an investigation was launched last Friday morning following a complaint of inappropriate behavior during the June 18 competition.

  • Visionaries turn old bathhouse into new library for resort

    Some people look at a building and see only what it was constructed to be.

    When Ethel Thompson saw the small, rectangular concrete-block building that once was the back bathhouse at Eagle Creek Resort, she envisioned a library.