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Today's News

  • Sanders brothers survive attack

    The News-Democrat

    An Indiana prison break has led authorities into Kentucky, where three Carroll County men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on State Hwy. 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

    Law enforcement, including U.S. Marshalls, were still searching Tuesday for escapees Jerry Sargent, 59; Christopher Marshall, 49; and Bobby Cockerell, 31.

  • Students on the job

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Local Students from surrounding counties visited 16 different establishments Monday not for a regular field trip but to place themselves in the employee’s shoes for a day.

    Students from Gallatin, Trimble, Owen, and Carroll counties started their school day off like any regular day; but instead of attending class they attended Job Shadowing Day at CCATC (Carroll County Area Technology Center). Shadowing gives students the chance to experience what it would be like if they chose that path for a career.

  • New cameras aimed at illegal dumps

    Anyone planning to dump their garbage or refuse on quiet, rural roads in Trimble County should reconsider.

    Matt Gossom, county solid waste manager, and assistant Bruce Pyles installed two surveillance cameras at popular illegal dumping sites in the county to catch people in the act.

    The two cameras, which cost $700 apiece, replace the county’s previous system, which Gossom said was more expensive and cumbersome.

    The cameras take five 4 megapixel photos per second, and are outfitted with night vision.

  • Brain surgery provides Marsh relief from seizures

    After 14 years of day and night seizures, Hannah Marsh has been seizure-free for five months.  

    Hannah, an 18-year-old senior at Carroll County High School, has suffered from seizures since she was 4. Doctors could find no reason for the seizures, which occur mainly at night. She has had as many as 40 in one night.

    This changed five months ago when she underwent brain surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. The surgery removed part of Hannah’s brain where the seizures originated; that portion of her brain had begun to turn black.

  • Carrollton City Council considers new definitions on excess toys, rubbish, debris

    Carrollton City Council held its first reading Monday, March 9, of an amendment to the city's nuisance ordinance to define and include excess toys, rubbish and other debris.  

    City attorney Nick Marsh began drafting the amendment at the request of council and code enforcement officer Art Zook, following discussion about the ordinance at the previous council meeting.

  • Arts commission to elect officers at March 19 meeting

    Stepping down as vice president of the Carroll County Arts Commission, Jim Fothergill encouraged all arts commission members to attend the next meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the community room at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Members will be electing a new president and vice president. Current president Mark Davis also is stepping down from his position.

    Fothergill spoke during the March 5 meeting, during which he’d hoped the election could be held. However, only a handful of members attended that meeting.

  • Relay event set for June 12-13

    Now in the third month of 2009, the Trimble County Relay for Life is gearing up for the big night of celebration.

    This year’s event is set for Friday and Saturday June 12-13, at Bedford Elementary School.

    Plans are laid out for a “Survivors Meal” at 5 p.m., hosted by Baptist Hospital Northeast of La Grange, Ky. Survivors must RSVP to Myrna Persell at (502) 268-3062 by May 26 so preparations can be made for the meal.  

  • Program to support single parents seeks input at JCTC’s open house

    Family Scholar House will be on hand during Thursday’s Jefferson Community and Technical College’s open house in Carrollton explaining assistance available for local students advancing their education.

    The program, based in Louisville, will participate in the March 19 open house to hear directly from local students as Family Scholar House looks to begin a program here this summer.

  • State eyes federal funding to repair Hwy. 625 span

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented Fiscal Court with plans Monday for the 2009-10 Rural Secondary Roads plan for Trimble County.

    The county was allotted $525,711 for repaving projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Of that, $275,000 has been set aside for routine maintenance, including patching, ditching and snow and ice removal for the 59 miles of state roads, said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state Department of Highways.

  • Worthville man is charged with rape

    A Worthville man was arrested Friday, March 13 for third-degree rape a class D felony and first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony with victims under 12 years of age.

    Mike W. Smith, 33, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Brown and was housed in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond.  

    The arrest stems from two separate alleged incidents with two victims. The cases go back several years, according to the KSP citation.