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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sheriff investigates vandalism in Bedford

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Vandalism is on the rise in Trimble County.

    The Trimble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vandalism that has occurred across the county recently.

    Sheriff Tim Coons said his office first received complaints three weeks ago of graffiti spray painted on property in the area of Sunnyside Road. Coons said a vehicle, road signs and a mobile home were among the “tagged” property in the subdivision near Bedford.

  • Brockman steps down as county’s Relay chair

    Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for your help in making our Relay For Life so successful.

    When the American Cancer Society asked me to be county chairman, I said I’d to it for two years. We’ve more than doubled that, and it’s time for me to get out of the way and let someone else take the lead.

  • Three pieces of property that, together, once were the Todd Nelson Chrysler dealership, were sold at auction Monday, Jan. 12, on the front steps of the Carroll County Courthouse downtown.

    The properties, located on State Hwy. 227, were bought by Ford dealership owner Earl Floyd for $550,000.

    The property was ordered to be sold at auction by Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates.

  • 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.