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Today's News

  • An explosion of gratitude

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the area businesses and volunteers that made the Trimble County Youth Explosion a success. To all those that donated money, food, prizes and time, I thank you.

    A special thanks goes to Rita Davis for her help and hard work and for putting up with me. To the Name Sake Band for playing for us, thank you; you were awesome!

    To the people of the community who came and enriched their lives through this program, I thank you.

    God Bless you.

  • Mayor thanks all who aided in storm cleanup

    Editor:

     

    I want to express my deep appreciation to all who helped with the cleanup of the debris left by the [Sept. 14] storm.

    The City of Carrollton has never had such a windstorm before. Trees and limbs were everywhere: in the streets, in yards, on homes and on other buildings. The most amazing thing to me was that as bad as the storm was, all the streets in Carrollton were open (except the corner of Seventh and Sycamore) by six o’clock Sunday evening. People seemed to appear from everywhere with chainsaws to help clear the streets.  

  • Shop with a Cop raising funds for Christmas 2008

    Editor:

    Recently, the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Detention Center have been conducting our fund-raisers in an effort to raise money for our annual Shop With A Cop Program.

    This upcoming Christmas will be our eighth straight year for holding the event. Over the past seven years. we have assisted 432 children in the community and have spent $85,605 to ensure that they have an enjoyable Christmas.

  • They came, they saw and they conquered

    Fans might have thought they were witnessing a running clinic when the Trimble County Raiders and Carroll County Panthers met Friday night for Trimble County football homecoming. It was a bad night for the Raider fans as the border rival Panthers walked off the field with a 45-26 win at the end of the fourth quarter.

    Throughout the game, the Raiders had trouble containing sophomore Zach Wise, who had 29 carries for 242 yards and four touchdowns. The individual effort by Wise made a tough situation worse for the Raiders.

  • Bluegrass voters likely to see ‘red’ on Election Day

    By BRENT SCHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    The war in Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of “political change” will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November. That’s the word from a sampling of elected leaders and political science professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year’s 2008 general election to be revealing – if not surprising – in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November.

  • Six from Trimble inducted into Hall of Fame Cafe

    Last week, Signature Healthcare of Trimble County celebrated the achievements of six individuals with ties to the facility, inducting the “Hometown Heroes” into the Hall of Fame Café.

  • Milton man hospitalized after being struck by truck

    An elderly Milton resident was critically injured in an accident last week.

    Eugene Broadus, 84, of School Hollow Road suffered extensive injuries Thursday, Sept. 25 when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Milton. The accident occurred near the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Ferry Street.

  • If I’m selling used cars, the man at the auto lot might as well sell goats

    If you were looking for a quality new or used car last week, I was just the person to call.

    Or at least that is what prospective buyers must have thought, as my cell phone number appeared in 23 Louisville newspaper used car classified ads for three consecutive days.

    And by the end of those three days, the sales manager at a local car dealership almost went into the business of selling goats.

    Monday morning, the first call came shortly after 7 a.m. A polite young woman inquired about the Ford Mustang I had advertised for sale. I assumed it was a wrong number.

  • VA opens clinic at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Veterans Administration will bring a health-care center to Carrollton.

    Rumors throughout the community for the past few weeks – that the VA would set up shop at Traderbaker Flea Market on State Hwy. 227 – turned out to be true.

    Market owners Patti and Jeff Baker said they have been notified that VA selected their site. They are turning 10,000 square feet – about one-third of their space – to the VA for the new health-care facility.

  • Commissioners agree every penny counts when trimming expenses

    How does the Milton city commission make ends meet in these tough financial times?

    The same way the families they serve do – they look for ways to trim expenses.

    Commissioners gathered in a special meeting Sept. 30 to discuss options to reduce the city’s expenses without compromising services.

    “It’s crunch time,” Commissioner Steve Brierly said during the meeting. “It’s time to really get tight [with expenses].”