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  • Coons can’t protect county, residents


    The upcoming election is very important to the citizens of Bedford. I moved to Bedford almost 15 years ago. I wanted a safe place to raise my son. I found a sweet, gentle town with wonderful neighbors and dedicated leadership.

    That Bedford has changed, in many ways, because of the ineffective law enforcement in our county. Recently, home invasions and burglaries are rampant. There is hardly a business within the city limits that has not been vandalized or burglarized.

  • Stark pledges District 4 fairness, consistency


    Primary time once again prompts me, Stephen Stark, to ask you in our district to vote for me. My pledge to you has not changed since you voted for me last time: It is to represent us in the district and the county con- tinuing in a fair, consistent, and respectful manner.

  • Sturgill sentenced to 20 years

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    Calvin Sturgill is no longer a ward of the Trimble County jailer.

    After pleading guilty in February to one count of incest, Sturgill was sentenced Thursday, April 15, to 20 years with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, plus five years’ conditional discharge by Circuit Court Judge Karen L. Conrad.

    Sturgill was credited for 938 days already served. Upon his release, Sturgill will have to register with authorities as a sex offender for life. He also was ordered to submit a DNA sample.

  • Sharber's art 'therapy' on display at library through May

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    Despite having enjoyed art classes as a high school student, it wasn’t until about four years ago that Diana Sharber found her way back to that passion.

    A Christmas gift of painting lessons from her husband, Jim, sparked her creativity – examples of which are on display through the end of May at the Trimble County Public Library. The show is mostly paintings, but also includes a homegrown gourd she painted and a quilt she made.

  • Prom is a privilege for students, not a right


    Although prom season has come and gone, this is in regard to the April 21 letter about prom and the student not being able to go.

  • Tennis ladies slam home a rare, ‘big’ win at Frankfort

    Carroll County’s girls tennis team (6-4) pulled out a huge victory on the road against Frankfort High School, winning 3-2 on Thursday April 29. “Beating them at their place is big for us,” Head Coach Larry Morgan said. “I’m really proud of the girls.” Morgan added that he thought this was Carroll&rsquo

  • Cton shooting leaves one injured, one on the loose

    Carrollton Police are looking for a Carrollton man they believe was involved in a shooting Monday night. Randy Howard Jr., 21, allegedly shot Tyler Hudson, 32, also of Carrollton, in multiple areas in front of the Riverside Apartments complex at 2513 Highland Avenue, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. Hudson was taken from the scene by Carroll County EMS and airlifted to Universi

  • Local legislators optimistic about passage of budget

    Kentucky lawmakers who represent Carroll and surrounding counties anticipate a special session of the General Assembly will be held this month to adopt a state budget. Last week in a letter to legislators, Gov. Steve Beshear reiterated that the General Assembly must pass a budget by June 1, or face a partial shutdown of state government. When legislators concluded their regular s

  • Track has ‘great showing’ in rain

    Despite the wind and the rain, Carroll County competed in Danville against Region 5A schools.  The Lady Panthers were led by Nora Fremin, who finished second in the overall individual points competition by placing first in the high jump and as a member of the winning 4x100 meter relay team of herself, MaryEsther Fremin, Teila Winburn