Today's News

  • City may pull plug on 'Light Up Bedford'

    The Trimble Banner To Light Bedford or not to Light up Bedford – that was the question discussed during Monday’s regular meeting of Bedford City Commission. The city-sponsored event, which has been ongoing for many years, showcases Courthouse Square as Christmas lights are switched on and carols are sung. There is music, storytelling and, of course, Santa Claus, as well as an open


  • Fourth candidate not able to be contacted for interview

    Repeated attempts by newspaper staff writers to contact Walter “Smiley” Coghill, candidate for Carrollton mayor, were unsuccessful. Telephone numbers listed with the county clerk’s office and in the local phone book were disconnected. Staff writers then visited the address listed on the candidate’s filing paperwork on Oct. 6, but no one was home. A note, along with a busi

  • KHSAA football districts likely to realign in 2011

    A realignment plan pending final approval by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association would change the local district playoff picture for high school football beginning in 2011. Under the proposal Carroll County would continue to compete in Class 2-A District 5, but only one current district foe would remain after the realignment. Currently, the Panthers are aligned with Owen County, DeSal

  • Miller wants an active, attractive, assertive city

    For Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Estel Dean Miller, the future of Carrollton is more active, more attractive and more assertive. Like many in Carrollton, completing the Point Park and riverfront project is high on Miller’s priority list. However, he is not in favor of using eminent domain to acquire more property to expand the development. “There should be a way

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  • Kinman envisions improving relationships with community, other agencies if elected

    Jamie Kinman, Democrat candidate for the office of Carroll County Sheriff, envisions the sheriff’s department having more involvement with the community and a stronger working relationship with other law enforcement agencies if he is elected in next month’s general election. “I want the community to feel comfortable with our sheriff’s department, to approach us, to invit

  • Smith says January accident hurt primary campaign, leading to write-in run decision

    Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith says his decision to run for re-election as a write-in candidate stems from his inability to effectively campaign prior to the May primary. Smith was injured in a traffic accident on Jan. 12 while responding to a domestic violence call. The sheriff spent nearly a month in a Louisville hospital and several weeks recuperating at home. “I couldn’t campaign,&

  • New face joins the local police force

    Carrollton Police Department has expanded its ranks by one, as a new officer started this week.  Trimble County native Tim Mitchell began work on Monday and will attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University on Oct. 25. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, since I was a little kid,” Mitchell said. “I just wante

  • Justice system often doesn’t deliver

    Editor: I read the letter last week in the paper of the case of A.A. Martin and Donnie Ketterer. I don’t know all about the case but, what I know it’s a tragedy for all. Members of my family have had the misfortune of dealing with the justice system in Carroll County and I’m sorry to say it’s anything but justice for all. Barbara Shepherd Carrollton  

  • Soccer ties Owen on Senior Night

    A lot was on the line Tuesday night as the Carroll County Panthers’ soccer team (10-6-4) took the field against the visiting Owen County Rebels. A win would put the Panthers’ in a three-way tie for co-champion of the conference with Walton-Verona and Gallatin County. It was also senior night for the team’s eight seniors: EB Martinez, Juan Badillo, Marvn Davilla, Josh Pence, Hug