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Today's News

  • Arrests made for sex abuse, auto theft

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A former Trimble County resident was arrested last week on charges he sexually abused a young child

    Everett Lee Patterson, 42, was arrested Dec. 2 in Carrollton and charged with first-degree sodomy. Police allege the victim was under five years old at the time of the assault.

    According to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Chip Perry, the crime allegedly ocurred between April and August of this year, while Patterson was living in Trimble County.

  • Coronor says drug abuse cause of O’Connor death

    A second Carrollton death has been linked to drug abuse by the Carroll County coroner.

    David Wilhoite said Keith O’Connor, 23, died Oct. 23 as the result of “multiple substance intoxication.”

    According to the report, the state medical examiner’s office and an independent laboratory found oxymorphone, amphetamines, marijuana, hydrocodone and hydromorphone in O’Connor’s system at the time of his death.

    Wilhoite said the type of amphetamine was unknown, and said it could have come from an over-the-counter sinus medication.

  • Court action questioned

    To the editor,

    Is our court system fair to our citizens or do they intentionally protect the people that are thieves?

  • Theives make off with 1,501 catalytic converters

    Local authorities are on the lookout for burglars who hauled 1,501 new catalytic converters out of a local warehouse last week.

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said the burglary was reported Friday at Hunters Heights LLC Warehousing, formerly Ameriform Plant on Hunters Heights Road off of State Hwy. 36 West. He said it is unclear when the theft took place.

    Oak Properties LLC and M&M Inc. own the building, according to Bob Parker, one of the partners. Arvin Sango, a plant in Madison, Ind., rents a portion of the facility for storage.

  • Easton, 29,surrenders to police

    Chad Easton, 29, of Carrollton turned himself in to the Carrollton Police Department on Friday, Dec. 5.

    He was the last of the 68 people indicted on drug-trafficking charges in a sting last month to be taken into custody. Operation Round-Up, a five-county drug raid on Nov. 13, netted all of those indicted.

    Easton contacted Officer Jamie Kinman about noon Friday, according to Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    “He told Officer Kinman that he wanted to turn himself in, and he met Kinman here [at the station] and [Kinman] took him to jail.”

  • Winery could benefit Trimble County tourism

    As a resident of Milton, I’d just like to throw my two cents in regarding the upcoming vote on whether to allow a winery to establish itself here in Trimble County.

    I know that Trimble has been a dry county forever. I’m not really sure why, but having witnessed myself how alcoholism can be harmful to a person and to a person’s family, I do understand how people feel about the sale and use (or, more accurately, abuse) of alcohol.

  • Lady Panthers pounce on Trimble County rival

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers revved it up Friday night and completely shut down the Lady Raiders of Trimble County.

    It was the first home game of the season for the Lady Panthers; the fans – and the Panthers’ smothering defense were present and accounted for.

    Head Coach Randy Mefford said he had written the word “Intensity” on the blackboard in the locker room prior to the game, and it was evident that his team had taken it to heart. The final score saw the Lady Panthers on top, 54-25.

  • Three Rivers health department to issue restaurant ratings

    If you are wondering how clean that restaurant you ate in last night, the answer soon will be at your fingertips.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department is introducing a system to let customers know immediately if a restaurant has passed its most recent inspection.

  • TC Raiders take victory at CCHS first home game

    The Trimble County Raiders, Carrollton's border rival, came into the Panther home court last Thursday and got off to a blistering start.

    “They were hitting and we weren’t hitting ours,” Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “We made some good adjustments, and we were able to cut the lead to two points.”

    The first quarter ended with the Panthers down 19-9, but at one point the score was 16-2.

    “The game was closer than the score indicates, because at the end we had to foul to get the ball back,” Yager added.

  • Editor:

    When I read the proposal brought before the County Fiscal Court about the recreational trail, it was disturbing to me.

    Personally I think the money could be put to better use. We are living in an economic crisis and as the winter progresses there are going to be lots of [people in] need in our county. With the federal and state government cutting back, I doubt if the county would get a grant for such an unnecessary project any way soon.