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Today's News

  • Ex-CFO alleges fiscal misconduct at CCMH

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After just two months on the job, Bob Robertson, Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s chief financial officer, has left.

  • CCHS golf teams in NCKC tourney

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Bedford was the site of last week’s North Central Kentucky Conference and All “A” girls and boys golf tournaments.

    Seven schools – Trimble, Gallatin, Owen, Henry and Carroll counties, along with Williamstown and Walton-Verona, participated. The girls played Aug. 27; the boys, Aug. 28.

    CCHS freshman Quincy Hogan competed individually, shooting an 87 on the 18-hole course and placing fifth in the tournament. She was named to the NCKC All-Conference team.

  • Perry, Willis recognized for work with Trooper Island camp

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers from Trimble County were honored recently for their support of Trooper Island.

    Trooper Island is a free camp for Kentucky children ages 10-12, offering activities such as volleyball, swimming, archery and marksmanship, as well as providing positive role models.

    For their contributions to the camp, Troopers Seth Willis received a Certificates of Appreciation; Trooper Chip Perry was named 2008 KSP Public Affairs Officer of the Year.

  • Thanks for a successful Bedford Bash

    Editor:

    I would like to address this letter to merchants, fellow business people and other individuals, as well.

    The 19th Annual Bedford Bash was a hit. We raised more than $500 for the needy kids' Christmas party through the sale of T-shirts. We gave away several prizes and had a great time. I have heard several positive comments on the band Young Country and on the 2nd Annual [Trimble County Raider] Car Show.  

    Congratulations to the Bedford Post Office for winning the window decorating contest.

  • Carroll school board scraps wheelchair lift project at middle school

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    A plan to add a wheelchair lift to improve accessibility to the 21st Century Lighthouse program held in the basement of the Carroll County Middle School has been scrapped due to the cost of the project.

    The lowest bid submitted for the project came in at $43,000, said consultant Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects Inc., who advised the board not to approve any of the bids. The board rejected the bids by unanimous vote.

  • Panthers win season opener on home turf

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The teams were stoked, the crowd was huge, and everything was ready for the Carroll County High School Panthers’ first football game of the season.  

    But Mother Nature had some tricks up her sleeve. The game against the Gallatin County Wildcats was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m., but several lightning delays pushed kickoff to 10:10. Despite the delay, most of the crowd stayed until the bitter end.

  • KSP campaign focuses on underage drinking

    Editor:

    I am writing to express my concern for teen-agers who have headed back to school this fall and may be exposed to the dangers of underage use of alcohol.  

    As a Kentucky state trooper, I see first-hand the destruction that underage drinking brings on our youth. One of the hardest tasks for any law enforcement officer is to notify a parent whose teen-aged son or daughter has been killed  in an alcohol-related incident.

    In 2007, Kentucky law enforcement arrested 3,108 people ages 16-19 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Benefit set for woman fighting advanced breast cancer

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Mammograms can save your life.

    That’s a belief held by Dawn Austin of Carrollton, who believes women should never miss those regular tests.

    Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma earlier this year, Austin had surgery in April to remove both her breasts. Doctors also removed a lump, about half the size of a lime, caused by the cancer, which starts in the milk ducts.

  • Quilting skills only part of being a 'Trimble Thimble'

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Their club name – and the fabric stretched before the ladies who gather weekly at the Trimble County Extension Office – make it clear: The Trimble Thimbles is a quiliting group.

    Sitting on the sidelines and listening to their easy banter may lead a visitor to believe this Trimble County Homemakers group is about more than just stitching together pieces of cloth.

  • State initiates criminal investigation

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Kentucky State Police and the local commonwealth’s attorney’s office are investigating the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership.

    The dealership. located at 2279 State Hwy. 227, recently was closed by court order after owner Todd Nelson of Hendersonville, Tenn., failed to meet the terms of a financial agreement with DaimlerChrysler Financial Services.