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Today's News

  • Should Fiscal Court cut contributions to fire departments?

    If you have a lot of time to spare, ask a fire chief for a tour of their stations and equipment. I spent over an hour with the chiefs of the Bedford and Milton Volunteer Fire Departments who wanted to show me the equipment they have and how all of it could be crucial, given the right kind of emergency.

  • Commissioner explains his bid decision

    Editor:

    Last week there was a letter to the editor from a person voicing his concern about the way a recent bid was handled by the city commission in Bedford.

    First, I would like to thank the man for taking the time to exhibit his opinion because I am a city commissioner in Bedford. Personally, I believe the more people involved in our local government the better. After all, it is our community and each of us has a right, and even more a responsibility, to make this community the best it can be.

  • Bevill plays in NCAA women’s golf tourney

    The News-Democrat

    Lyndsey Bevill, currently playing for Northern Kentucky University and Carroll County graduate, has qualified to play in the NCAA women’s golf championship this weekend.

    Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Oh., is the site for this year’s championship that will pit 72 of the nation’s best women golfers against each other, according to her coach Darryl Landrum.

  • Sewer issues are concern at detention center

    Editor:

    Something that concerns me (and should the community) has come to my attention recently. I have friends and family who are unfortunately incarcerated in the Carroll County Detention Center. I have learned they have had sewer problems, backed up water, stench and possibly mold.

  • Milton plans water, sewer rate increase

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing a significant loss in revenue, Milton City Commission is proposing increases for its water and sewer services.

    Mayor Donnie Oakley told commissioners during a special budget meeting Tuesday, May 5, that the city likely will receive $36,000 less than anticipated from its insurance premium tax. Many small cities have established the tax, which is paid by the insurance companies based on the number of residents who carry policies. The tax is something like a fee charged to out-of-town companies who do business within the city limits.

  • Christian Academy marks National Day of Prayer

    The News-Democrat

    Lessons from American history and passages of scripture highlighted a special ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 9 at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

    Students and faculty at CAC observed the event during a commemorative assembly in the school’s new gymnasium facility.

  • New system tracks local weather

    The News-Democrat

    The old saying goes if someone doesn’t like the weather in Kentucky, wait 15 minutes and it will change. Residents now have the ability to track changes in the weather in real time when the new Kentucky Mesonet system came online.

    The Kentucky Mesonet is a network of automatic weather and climate monitoring stations criss crossing the state and the station just erected in Carrollton is the 24th of its kind, according to Stephen Struebig an electronics technician with the Kentucky Mesonent.

  • Track team appreciates chance to participate

    Editor:

    The Runnin’ Raiders Track Team would like to thank Trimble County Solid Waste Coordinator and Environmental Enforcement Officer Matt Gossom, Valley View Landfill, our Coach Jeff Vincent, and Trimble County for allowing our young team to be able to participate in the county’s roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 18.

    Runnin’ Raiders Track Team

    Trimble County, Ky.

  • Bedford woman charged with felony forgery

    A Bedford woman was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 28, on two counts of second-degree for gery, a Class C felony.

    Tonia Burton, 34, of Burton Hill Road, pleaded not guilty to both counts.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons arrested Burton on April 17 on warrants from the county attorney’s office. Charges were filed against her by a former employer, Dennis M. Hawkins, who alleges that Burton forged his signature on two checks drawing money from an account for his business, James Welding Service in Bedford.

  • ‘Cutie Pie’ contest planned for June 12 Relay for Life

    Trimble County Relay for Life is making great strides in the campaign to fight cancer. More than  40 people attended the April 28 meeting, and 400 registration forms have been turned in.

    The events this year will be as varied as the teams. Along with yard sales and car washes, there will be a “Cutie Pie” contest, a bike rally, a tractor ride and chances to win different prizes.