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Today's News

  • Trimble County sheriff assists in five-county drug bust

    Dozens of suspected drug dealers had their sleep abruptly interrupted Thursday morning when they were nabbed in Operation Roundup.

    The procedure varied little for officers out on the streets before 6 a.m. Nov. 13, approaching darkened houses looking for 68 people recently indicted for trafficking drugs. Teams of four surrounded each house, with one cautiously knocking on the door as the others watched for movement inside the residence. In most cases, suspects opened doors willingly, helping ensure the arrests went as smoothly as possible for all involved.

  • Voters to decide on proposed Bedford winery

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Are you in favor of the sale of wine at the Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC?

    That is the question voters in the East Bedford precinct will face when they head to the polls Dec. 16.

    David and Teresa Schnell Weyler, owners of Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC, petitioned the county’s fiscal court last month to give voters the opportunity to allow sales at a winery to be located in the 3200 block of U.S. 421 South.

  • Department clarifies previous letter

    To the editor:

    Milton Fire and Rescue would like to respond to a letter published in last week’s paper.

  • Festival committee thanks ‘Haunted Train’helpers

    Editor:

    The Haunted Train was a great success. On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival, we thank all the volunteers for their help  and support to make the Haunted Train and the Castle of Doom a success. Also we thank the committees for all the long hours and hard work.

  • Ohio couple charged in alleged Carrollton check-fraud scheme

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people involved in an alleged check-fraud scam.

    Constance Marie Pikaart, 23, and Timothy Ray Perkins, 31, were arrested Nov. 10; both were lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center and later released on $5,000 full-cash bonds each.

    According to court records, Pikaart allegedly attempted to cash a forged check at the Quick Money pawn shop, 1417 Highland Ave., Carrollton.  Deputy Jim Hamilton said Pikaart also allegedly opened an account at US Bank at 416 Highland Ave., using another forged check.

  • Carrollton sporting new holiday decor

    Downtown Carrollton is being dressed up in new winter finery to give a festive atmosphere for the holidays.

    City workers Troy Harrell, Dennis Webster and Billy Aldridge were wrapping evergreen garland around lampposts on Main Street on a cold, raw day last week.

    Webster was hoisted up and down in a protected cage in the bucket of the city’s loader, first taking down the historic-marker flags attached to the lampposts. In the meantime, on the ground, Harrell was preparing the garland for Webster to attach to the posts.

  • Still finding reasons to be thankful this holiday season

    Finding reasons to be thankful can be difficult during the holiday season.

    I have never been a big fan of the holidays, even when my now 16-year-old daughter was a toddler and excited by the big family gatherings. Although I have never had a terrible holiday experience, I don’t remember a time when the season did not make me sad.

  • City prepares for visit from Old St. Nick

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Santa Claus is coming to town – in just nine more days.

    Thanks to the awesome connections Rita Davis has with the jolly ole elf, Santa will again make a guest appearance at Light Up Bedford.

    The town’s annual kick-off to Christmas celebration will take place Friday, Dec. 5 with food, gift shops and live entertainment leading up to Santa’s grand entrance at 6 p.m. at the courthouse square.

  • Brocious one of 20 state award finalists

    A senior at Carroll County High School recently was named a state finalist in the annual Wendy’s High School Heisman Award competition.

    While Kory Brocious and fellow senior Keshia Henderson were named male and female school winners of the award, Brocious was notified in October that he is one of the top 10 male finalists for the state of Kentucky.

    More than 200,000 students nationwide applied for the Wendy’s honor, according to the Web site.

  • Prescription medications top list of illegal drugs bought in sting operation

    While cocaine and heroin allegedly were purchased from some of the 68 people indicted and eventually arrested during a five-county, 18-month investigation, officials say the illegal sale of prescription drugs is a huge problem.

    Prescription medications can easily fall into the wrong hands because most everyone knows someone who has a prescription for some sort of painkiller.