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Today's News

  • Reader frustrated with local court system

    Editor:

    I am writing this letter as a tired, disgruntled, and extraordinarily frustrated citizen. As a 24-year-old man, I am proud to say that I have never been arrested or convicted of a crime. I have never spent one second in a jail cell. I have never had anything more than a speeding ticket.

  • Witnessing History

    To say Jim Mitchell is one in a million was definitely an understatement last week.

    Mitchell, a 12-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, was among more than two million people who crowded into Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, with most there to witness the inauguration festivities as Barack Obama became the nation’s 44th president.

  • Third time isn’t a charm

    After falling to border rivals Carroll County in their last two match-ups, the Trimble County Lady Raiders were ready for battle last Thursday night.

    However, the Lady Panthers proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the triple-header that ended with the hometown varsity girls falling 43-53, to put the team at 1-14 for the season.

    From the tip off, the Trimble girls showed an abundance of energy at both ends of the floor. The first quarter was back and forth as the Lady Raiders had the Panthers by the tail to keep the score close at 11-12.

  • Lady Panthers scratch past Henry Co. Lady Cats

    The Lady Panthers pulled off a win in a make-up game last week against the Lady Cats of Henry County on a night when shots wouldn’t fall and rebounding was lackluster.

     

    The final score was 48-39 in the Lady Panthers’ favor, but the game played out much more closely.

    Then, in the final period, the Lady Panthers only managed 14 points from the charity stripe.

  • Hiding in plain sight

    The peace and serenity of an idyllic setting in Carroll County, with a beautiful lake, a large forest and a place for a bonfire, lately has been disturbed by the pounding of drums, wailing of electric guitars and “screamo” singing.

    It is rehearsal time for the local heavy-metal band, Hiding It All, and band members Travis Rice (bass guitar), Doug Dempsey (lead guitar), Nathan Toeves (drums), Ryan Jackson (lead screamer/singer) and Jordan Edmonson (rhythm guitar) are making the walls of one Mound Hill Road home shake, rattle and roll.

  • Season ends for CCMS boys

    The seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams at Carroll County Middle School hosted their last game of the season, with the  Walton-Verona Bearcats as guests Wednesday night, Jan. 14.

    Between games, the team members and their parents were honored.

    The seventh grade team struggled in the first half of the game but got their feet under them near the end as they began to make some shots.

    At the end of the first quarter, the Panthers were down 2-14. They managed to make four field goals in the second quarter, bringing the score to 10-23.  

  • Man jailed for December murder

    A former Milton resident remains behind bars today, charged in the alleged murder of his former roommate.

    Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 33, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones.

    Jones’ body was located Jan. 15 in a ravine near the Ohio River in Trimble County.

    Police allege Mullins, of eastern Kentucky, killed the 56-year-old Jones on Dec. 6, and later dumped his body in the remote ravine.

  • County fails 911 audit

    Mapping-system software used by the county to locate cell-phone calls made to 911 is being blamed for the failure of the system to pass a mandatory audit.

    The Commercial Mobile Radio Service board notified dispatch supervisor Randy Tharp in October that the system had failed and gave the county 90 days to come up with a plan to make the changes required. The audits are mandated by cell-phone companies that help fund the system. The county must past a second audit or risk losing the funding.

  • CCHS teams earn top state ratings

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its top 15 state basketball rankings on Friday, and Carroll County High School’s boys and girls teams each were recognized for their achievements in the sport.

    The Lady Panthers ranked eighth in the state for team defense leaders.

    Using statistics submitted by the individual schools throughout the season for a minimum of seven games, rankings are calculated by the number of points allowed per game.

    The Lady Panthers have allowed an average of 41.2 points per game.

  • Firefighter would like statewide fire museum

    Editor:

    As a charter member of the Hayes Crossing/Haldeman Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to make a suggestion that would involve all 120 County and City Fire Departments in the state of Kentucky.

    I feel like it’s time to establish a Kentucky Fire Department Museum. Contributions of Fire Department history could come from every Fire Department in Kentucky. Since we have several hundred Fire Departments in Kentucky.

    An old tobacco warehouse not being used would make a very suitable place to display trucks and equipment.