Today's News

  • Court approves sheriff’s 2009 budget


    The News-Democrat

    In its only December session, Carroll County Fiscal Court on Dec. 15 approved the half-million-dollar budget for the Carroll County Sheriff’s department.

    More than half of the revenue for the department includes $263,000 commission for collecting the $7 million in property taxes paid in Carroll County. Other sources of revenue include fees from serving papers, arrest warrants, transporting prisoners and other similar fee generating responsibilities.

  • Sheriff appreciates support for annual Christmas event

    Sheriff appreciates support for annual Christmas event


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and companies for the wonderful support and help in making this year’s “Christmas with the Sheriff” such a success.

    Because of the amount of support and help we were able to help 79 children have a good Christmas this year. The support of money, time, help and food enabled us to have a great party for the children and the parents/guardians with Santa.

  • Monk: Mandate may force further salary cuts


    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Attorney’s office is facing budget cuts that could include salary reductions by as much as 15.8 percent, effective Jan. 1.

    The commonwealth is dealing with a budget shortfall that may force county attorneys statewide to cut more than $1.1 million total from their budgets over the next six months, said Bill Patrick, executive director of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association, in a recent news release.

  • In Your Face

    The 4-3 Trimble County Raiders took on Oldham County in a double header Dec. 19 that featured the boys and girls varsity teams. Following their 59-48 victory against the Colonels, the boys went on to defeat Walton Verona the following night. They will play in the National Guard Holiday Classic at Larue County beginning Dec. 27. The girls fell to the Colonels 42-49 before losing to Carroll County in the North American Stainless Classic the next night. The Lady Raiders, 1-5 on the season, will return to play Jan. 2 at home against Whitefield Academy.

  • Yager named player of the week

    Will Yager, was named NCKC player of the week for the week ending Dec. 8.

    Yager, a 6’2” junior on the Panthers varsity squad, scored 19 points against Owen County shooting 4 for 6 field goals, 1 for 4 from behind the arc and 8 for 8 from the charity stripe, all while holding his man scoreless for the contest.

    Yager is an extremely talented shooter and has stepped up his defense this year.

  • Carrollton council rejects plan to reduce city insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council began Wednesday’s special meeting with the swearing-in of one of its newest members, Tammy Miller McBurney.

    McBurney, elected to council on Nov. 4, was sworn in Dec. 10 by her brother, Carroll County Magistrate Dean Miller.

    The special meeting was held in place of the Monday, Dec. 8, regular meeting, which was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. To do business, at least four council members must be present for a meeting.

    Proposed ordinance


  • Nanny, 20, killed in Dec. 10 car crash

    Speed, weather and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in a fatal accident Dec. 10 on U.S. 42, according to Carrollton police.

    Ronald Nanny, 20, of Fifth Street, Carrollton, was the single occupant in a vehicle that reportedly slid sideways on the pavement and struck two trees before coming to rest near Growers Warehouse, said Assistant Chief Steve Abbott.

  • City of Ghent re-establishes P&Z, Board of Adjustments

    GHENT, Ky. – The city of Ghent last week resurrected two essential governing boards.

    On Nov. 11, the city commission appointed seven members to the Board of Adjustments and three to the Planning and Zoning Board. On Wednesday night, Dec. 10, with assistance from city attorney Jason Baute, the members of both boards elected officers, adopted by-laws and heard new business.

    Officers for the Board of Adjustments are Tom Sibley, chairman; Darrell Lykins, vice chairman; and Melissa Lewellyn, secretary.

  • Lady Panthers have tough time on road

    The Lady Panthers played two games on the road and lost back to back games to the Lady Rebels on both sides of the river.

    On Friday, the Lady Panthers traveled to rival Owen County Lady Rebels’ home court and lost a heart breaker in overtime by one.

    Sophomore Kyndal Curry led the Lady Panthers with 12 points and six rebounds.

    Carroll County led the first quarter 19-10 and took a 27-17 lead into the locker room at the half.

  • From evangelizing to providing, Hale opens shop for needy


    The Trimble Banner

    There are hanging racks filled with men’s pants, women’s dresses, children’s clothes and warm winter coats. Household items, including microwaves, bed sheets and knick-knacks, fill one room, while colorful children’s toys are available in another.

    The only thing physically distinguishing this small Bedford shop from consignment stores in the area is the absence of a cash register.