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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Milton man arrested for child abuse

    A Milton man was arrested last week, charged with sexually abusing a child.

    Randall Scott Kelley, 30, of Greenbriar Road, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with first-degree sodomy following an investigation into complaints he abused a young child at his home. The crime is said to have occurred earlier this month.

    The victim, according to Kentucky State Police Detective Todd Harwood, is under the age of five years.

    Harwood declined to release details of the investigation, however did say Kelley confessed to the crime.

  • Volunteer asks businesses to embrace festival

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival, I am writing this letter to the editor.

    About 14 people pull together and put on the festival every year. We put this on as a tradition to the community and the farmers now and of the past. We are trying to keep the heritage going on for our younger generation.

  • Fund-raiser beneficiary says thanks for the help

    Editor:

    “Thank you” doesn’t quite express how grateful I felt for all of the love and support shown by my family and friends. The monies raised enabled me to remain in my home and pay several illness related expenses.

    Beyond the monetary support the expressions of love and encouragement from my community helps me have courage and faith during the hard days of recovery that lie ahead.

    Phyllis Lewis

    Carroll County

  • Few questions answered at Corps meeting

    About 30 residents sat in the chilly bay of the Westside Volunteer Fire Department in Prestonville on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to ask questions about a proposed liquid-asphalt storage facility.

    Louisville Paving Company of Louisville, Ky., has petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to build a terminal on the Kentucky River, where barges would come to fill the storage tanks, planned for a 5-acre site just south of the Prestonville city limits.

  • Trimble Banner to remain a Landmark property

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble Banner will remain property of Landmark Communications, Inc.

    At least for now.

    Tough economic times are being credited with causing a suspension of the sale of the Trimble County-based paper, as well as other area publications owned by company. The news was announced Oct. 29.

  • Company employees donate for holidays

    The employees of Fluor-Daniels got a jump start on the Christmas spirit, digging deep into their pockets so that 48 area families could have plenty of food for Thanksgiving and 76 children would have plenty of gifts come Dec. 25.

    Amy McAlister, Rayna Partin and Sheila Chowning, employees of the contractor on site at Kentucky Utilities’ Ghent Power Station, said they and their fellow co-workers collected $16,500 for Carroll County families in need. They far exceeded their goal of $10,000.

  • With 10 returning varsity players; Mefford predicts strong season

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers are looking forward to a new season, with 10 of 12 varsity players returning and experience galore in post-season play.

    The girls team ended the 2007-08 season as North Central Kentucky Conference champions and runner up in the 31st District tournament.

    “Our main loss from last season is point-guard Amber Girdy, a member of the All 8th Region team,” Head Coach Randy Mefford in an interview last week. “She averaged 11 points per game, three assists and three steals.”