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Today's News

  • KSP investigates string of burglaries

    By CINDY DIFAZIO

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Single vehicle accident claims life of Carroll County man

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Don Proctor, 47, in a single-car accident Jan. 18 at 1:15 a.m. in Carroll County. 

    KSP Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5, Campbellsburg, arrived on the scene to find a 1995 red Dodge pickup overturned on State Hwy. 36, about a mile west of U.S. 42.

    Maupin is in charge of the investigation and is working with Troopers Kyle Moffet, Manny Soto and Justin Sams. KSP was assisted by the  is the lead investigator with Troopers Moffet, Soto and Sams assisting and Carroll County EMS also responding at the scene.

  • Local people sought to fill census jobs

    A mandate in the U.S. Constitution means some local jobs are opening up that will last at least until the end of 2010.

    The U.S. Census Bureau in Northern Kentucky needs to fill a number of positions, from enumerators (census takers) to crew leaders and assistant crew leaders to help count the number of people living in Carroll County.

  • Lady Raiders fall hard

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Lady Raiders traveled to Owen County High School Jan. 14 to participate in the 8th Region Class A tournament. The trip home, however was a tough one as the girls fell 32-50.

  • Web site offering new features; N-D increases its online presence

    First, I just want to say that I am extremely optimistic for our country’s future. Whether you voted for Barak Obama or not, I hope we will finally all start working together, despite party alignments, and get the United States back on track.

    The world is watching us; our friends, allies and even some of less-than-friendly countries have indicated they will support the new administration.

    I hope that we all do, too.

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  • New rules govern used homes

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    New rules regarding the installation of manufactured and mobile homes may affect local residents.

    Electrical Inspector Jack McKinney has been inspecting mobile homes in Trimble County for 15 years. On average, he is called to inspect the outside electrical connections for approximately 20 pre-owned homes per year. In the past, his seal has been all that was needed for utility companies to flip the switch supplying current to the residences.

  • Bridge work slows traffic

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Beginning last Friday, commuters using the Milton-Madison Bridge were forced to wait in long lines when officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation blocked one lane of the thoroughfare with vehicles and large machinery. Though the closure that lasted until yesterday was inconvenient to drivers, it was necessary, according to spokesperson Andrea Clifford, for engineers to obtain samples needed to test the stability of the structure’s support piers.

  • Thrilling victories lead CCHS to agonizing Class A defeat

    The Lady Panthers learned the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat following competition in the Class A tournament this weekend in Owen County.

    During the four-night tournament, the girls varsity basketball team had some incredible highs, defeating Williamstown in an absolute thriller in the opening game Wednesday, Jan. 14. But they lost a heartbreaker to Gallatin County in the final game, with just three-tenths of a second left on the clock.

    Head Coach Randy Mefford described the win over Williamstown as the most exciting game he’s ever been involved in.

  • City council welcomes new members

    Carrollton City Council welcomed three new members to their ranks, as they met in regular session Monday, Jan. 11.

    Adam Raker and Tammy McBurney were elected in November filling seats vacated by Christen Brock, who chose not to run again  for personal reasons, and Bill Welty, who had been appointed.  

    Welty was appointed by Mayor Dwight Louden on June 23 to fill a vacancy created when then-councilman David Wilhoite was named county coroner to replace the late Jimmy Dunn. Wilhoite was elected to council in 2007.

  • State contest a learning experience for Hannah Ball

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While her Trimble County Lady Raider teammates were fighting for a win on the court Jan. 10, Hannah Ball was parading across a stage in the Galt House’s Grand Ballroom as a contestant in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    Although Ball, the 2008 Miss Trimble County Fair, did not place at the state competition, the experience was one she said she would never forget. And hopes to have again.