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Today's News

  • County health insurance premiums up 2%

    Fiscal Court gave United Healthcare the nod to provide insurance for Carroll County employees, and employees will still have a choice between two coverage options.

    The county has been considering a number of options provided by Scott Brown of Phil Brown Insurance Agency, Louisville, for the past month. The United Healthcare plan was selected because it is most cost-effective for the coverage it provides.

  • Department investigated following barn blaze

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A fire department training exercise has led to an investigation by the state department of environmental protection.

    Milton Fire Department is under investigation following a training exercise Nov. 21 that included setting fire to two barns on Liberty Road in Milton. The barns, which according to Fire Chief Ronnie Barnes contained only tobacco, were destroyed in the windstorm that struck the county last September.

  • Carrollton council considers plan to reduce insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council will vote today on a proposed change to health insurance benefits for city employees.

    Council will hold a special meeting in City Hall at noon to make up for the regular meeting, which had been scheduled for Monday. That meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

    During its Nov. 24 meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden asked council to revisit a policy established in 2007, in which city employees were encouraged to switch from the city’s health plan to plans offered by their spouses’ employers.

  • Busted

    In the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, troopers from the Kentucky State Police and law-enforcement officers from Carroll and four surrounding counties converged to take 68 people – all indicted for alleged drug trafficking – off the streets.

    Known as Operation Round-Up, the sting netted 49 arrests by the end of the day. Of those arrested, 19 are from Carroll County. The alleged offenders included men and women, ranging in age from 18-54: there were father-son duos, father-daughter duos and a brother-and-sister duo among them.

  • Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not, so Happy Thanksgiving!

    Let’s see, the last time I checked, it was still October. Honestly, I blinked and suddenly tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I really don’t know how that happened.

    ’Tis the season, so let me remind everyone that if your organization has changes to its regular meeting schedule because of the upcoming holidays, please let me know so the Community Calendar on Page 7 will be accurate. Send an email to pcodling@mytrimblenews.com.

  • KSP provides list of those arrested and charges they face

    The following is a list of everyone indicted on drug-trafficking and related charges during Operation Round-Up. The information was provided by Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg.

    Nolan T. Baker, 18, Sparta, Ky., trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

    Keegan S. Berry, 19, Campbellsburg, Ky., trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

    Kara Bray, Carrollton, Ky., three counts trafficking in controlled substance, first degree

  • 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.