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Today's News

  • Quilting at Cartmell
  • Reader questions city's bidding process

    Editor:

    Apparently I don’t understand the competitive bidding process.

    The city of Bedford solicited bids for mowing the Morgan Community Center property. I thought the point of asking for bids is to get the job done for the lowest price. However, in Bedford the process works differently. Once the bids are opened, it doesn’t matter who submits the lowest bid, but rather who did the job before.

  • TOWER BOOSTS CELL SIGNAL

    Trimble County residents who rely on Verizon Wireless for their cell phone service soon will have Jim and Ruth Overton to thank for better reception, particularly in the Milton area.

    The Overtons recently leased 10,000 square feet of property on McCord Lane to the communications company. McCord Lane intersects with U.S. Hwy. 421 North in front of King’s Daughters’ Trimble County Medical Building.

  • Suspensions lead to loss for Lady Panthers tennis

    The News-Democrat

    The Lady Panthers tennis team took one on the chin Thursday, April 30 against the Lady Wildcats of Gallatin County as they hosted matches missing half their team.

    Head Coach Larry Morgan had to suspend eight players, six of whom were varsity players for disciplinary reasons forcing a forfeit of two matches.

    Singles

    Forfeit of number one singles; Jessica Wilkerson CC lost to Jaclyn Clark GC 0-6, 3-6; Haley Hendrick CC lost to Anna Beth Edens GC 4-6, 6-7.

    Doubles

  • Children’s mental health issues are focus of Cartmell programs

    The News-Democrat

    Cartmell Elementary students are creating a quilt describing what makes them happy for Childhood Mental Health Month as they explore their feelings and emotions.

    The quilt, designed to help children recognize when and why they are happy, will hang in Cartmell’s cafeteria to serve as a reminder of those emotions, according to Charlotte Curnutt, the family liaison at Cartmell. All students are participating in the project and will be able to visually see that happiness comes in many different forms to different people.

  • County may take on Flood Court; state to replace Jones Lane bridge

    Trimble County Fiscal Court gave preliminary approval April 20 to a request to take over Flood Court, a gravel road off Webb Lane, pending additional improvements.

  • Nurse sentenced to 180 days, probation for the theft of a controlled substance

    The News-Democrat

    Rachel Moore, 33, of Carrollton was sentenced to 180 days incarceration in circuit court Monday, April 20 for theft of a controlled substance a Class C felony.

    Moore, a registered nurse and former employee of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, was arrested in December 2008 for theft of a controlled substance. Moore could have received five to 10 years incarceration and fines between $1,000 and $10,000.

  • Event at high school underscores dangers of drinking, driving

    A horrific accident occurred Friday afternoon at Trimble County High School, involving two vehicles, three teens, two adults and at least one case of beer. There was one person dead – a woman thrown from one vehicle onto the hood of the other.

  • TREE CITY USA
  • Court dismisses Maiden suit against police, city

    The News-Democrat

    A lawsuit against former Carrollton police officer Rodney Hawkins, the City of Carrollton and several others filed by Danny Maiden has been dismissed after nearly three years in the court system.

    Maiden claimed in his suit filed August 4, 2006 he had been wrongfully arrested by Hawkins following a domestic incident at Riverdaze, a music festival, at Point Park in Carrollton on August 6, 2005.