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Today's News

  • KSP troopers and staff provide a very, merry Christmas

    Employees of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, and their family members, helped provide Christmas joy to two dozen children in the Post area last Saturday during the first annual Shop With A Trooper event. Beginning with a shopping trip to Walmart in Carrollton and ending with a pizza party and visits with Santa at Post, each child was given a Christmas gift they may have not otherwise enjoyed due to family hardships.

  • CCMH RN arrested for theft of drugs

    A registered nurse at Carroll County Memorial Hospital was arrested Dec. 10 for allegedly stealing controlled substances.

    Kentucky State Police have charged Rachael Moore, 32, of State Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, with the theft of a controlled substance (a Class C felony), namely oxycodone and hydrocodone, from the hospital. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are opiate-based narcotics prescribed for pain relief.

    Moore was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center until Dec. 12, when she was released on a $20,000 surety bond, according to CCDC logs.

  • Child’s illness leaves family in need

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Amanda and Trampus Craig never looked at their 10-month-old son’s stocky stature, chunky hands and thick eyebrows as anything unusual.

    “Amanda’s two daughters [by a previous relationship] were chubby babies. They had dark eyebrows,” said Amanda’s aunt Beverly Wingham. “Brinley looks a lot like they did as babies. No one thought anything about it.”

  • Two more charged with drug-trafficking

    Two Carroll County residents were indicted and arrested on trafficking in a controlled substance last week.

    Donald Howard, 54, of Martin Road, was indicted in November on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, namely oxycodone, a Class C felony. Howard was indicted again in December for another count of the same crime, involving oxymorphone.

  • Lady Raiders record first win of the season

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Following a close game against Gallatin County in the Dec. 1 season opener and a flogging by Carroll County just four days later, the Lady Raiders were ready for battle when they took the floor Monday night against Grant County. And battle they did, as the team recorded their first win of the season, 53-42, in front of a home crowd.

  • Raiders lose to Wildcats in opener

    By LARRY SULLIVAN JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Raiders started the 2008 basetball season by hosting Henry County Dec. 2 in a thriller that came down to concentration at the free throw line. The season opener was preceeded by freshman and JV games, with Trimble winning both.

    Showing great enthusiasm on the hardwood, the Raiders started the first quarter with a 6-2 run. With well executed plays, the team ended the first period leading 13-6.

  • Arrests made for sex abuse, auto theft

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A former Trimble County resident was arrested last week on charges he sexually abused a young child

    Everett Lee Patterson, 42, was arrested Dec. 2 in Carrollton and charged with first-degree sodomy. Police allege the victim was under five years old at the time of the assault.

    According to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Chip Perry, the crime allegedly ocurred between April and August of this year, while Patterson was living in Trimble County.

  • Coronor says drug abuse cause of O’Connor death

    A second Carrollton death has been linked to drug abuse by the Carroll County coroner.

    David Wilhoite said Keith O’Connor, 23, died Oct. 23 as the result of “multiple substance intoxication.”

    According to the report, the state medical examiner’s office and an independent laboratory found oxymorphone, amphetamines, marijuana, hydrocodone and hydromorphone in O’Connor’s system at the time of his death.

    Wilhoite said the type of amphetamine was unknown, and said it could have come from an over-the-counter sinus medication.

  • Court action questioned

    To the editor,

    Is our court system fair to our citizens or do they intentionally protect the people that are thieves?

  • Theives make off with 1,501 catalytic converters

    Local authorities are on the lookout for burglars who hauled 1,501 new catalytic converters out of a local warehouse last week.

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said the burglary was reported Friday at Hunters Heights LLC Warehousing, formerly Ameriform Plant on Hunters Heights Road off of State Hwy. 36 West. He said it is unclear when the theft took place.

    Oak Properties LLC and M&M Inc. own the building, according to Bob Parker, one of the partners. Arvin Sango, a plant in Madison, Ind., rents a portion of the facility for storage.