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Today's News

  • Cost of ‘companionship’

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    A Milton couple was arrested Sept. 2 after Kentucky State Troopers say they scammed a local man of more than $214,000 by promising him “companionship.”

    George Michael True, 33, and his wife Angela M. True, 32, of Agin Way, were charged with theft by deception after investigators say the woman scammed a Milton man from a large sum of money by offering him a relationship.

  • Trimble woman alternate at Republican convention

    A Trimble County woman returned home Saturday, after representing Kentucky’s 4th District as an alternate delegate at last week’s 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Congressman Geoff Davis proposed the opportunity for Kathi Whitten Proulx.

    “I’ve had the time of my life,” Proulx wrote to the Trimble Banner from the convention.

    Last Monday’s opening session was overshadowed by the damage of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, but the event ended on a high note, Proulx said.

  • SKIRTING THE SYSTEM

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    Officials here recently recovered more than $20,000 in back child support from a Virginia man, with an apparent history of evading the child-support system. Despite that success, coaxing child support payments from other parents here is a growing challenge.

  • Fiscal Court OKs company’s plan to relocate cemetery

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow relocation of a cemetery on property owned by Nugent Sand Company on State Hwy. 36 West.

    The Giltner Family Cemetery, now located on land behind Indiana-Kentucky Trucking Co., will be moved to Nugent Sand property that adjoins St. Peter Lutheran Church, also on Hwy. 36.

  • Bridge repairs, resurfacing project under way on U.S. 42

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After a beautiful summer without a lot of road construction, the state Department of Transportation is back, bringing traffic congestion to two main arteries into and out of Carrollton.

  • Making the band

    About 16 band members marched in the Thursday afternoon heat, in an abandoned parking lot behind Trimble County High School. Without their instruments, the group counted and paced in rhythm. It was a lesson in synchronicity taught by new leader, Matthew Leedy.

    The 23-year-old musician started as new band director for the school’s program in late July.

  • Jones: ‘Mileage’ will help young team improve

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County cross country team traveled to Williamstown last week for its first race of the season, and tried to make a mark against some very good teams.

    Trimble County and Walton-Verona are top teams in the state and will challenge the Panthers every single week, according to Coach Jay Jones.

    “Our team is young but has really been putting in some great work this last month,” Jones said. “I am pleased with the way we raced down the stretch.”

  • Let's find ways to be part of the solution, not the problem

    OK. I had my say a couple weeks ago about Carrollton City Council and it’s inability to decide if code enforcement officer John Welch is not doing his job, or has too big a job for one person to handle.

    Any argument regarding the state of the city of Carrollton, in terms of nuisance properties, comes back to this question, it seems.

  • Celebrating the blues

    By JON BECRAFT

    N-D Correspondent

    The threat of inclement weather may have kept some blues fans at bay Friday night, but overall, the 2008 Blues to the Point festival seemed to be a success.

    Volunteer Nicole Dunn said the event drew at least 500 people on Saturday.

    Throughout the event, headliners performed under the pavilion, with the Ohio River as a backdrop. On Friday, Frankfort’s Blackstone, kicked things off with its heavy “grunge”-influenced blues/rock amalgam.

  • Lady Panthers net 2nd at ‘All A’ regional

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Even against the most difficult teams in the area, the Carroll County Lady Panther volleyball players put on their best game and find ways to improve.

    Building on a tough loss to North Oldham at home Tuesday, Sept. 2, the CCHS varsity team regrouped to beat Owen County on Sept. 3, and then take second place in the regional “All A” tournament Sept. 6 at Henry County.