Today's News

  • 4-H shooting club thanks yard-sale volunteers


    We would like to thank the community for supporting the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club by donating items for the yard sale. We had a great selection and many shoppers.

    A special thanks to the following volunteers who helped me set up, pack up and work the sale: Greg England, Danielle and Kassandra Hickey, and Betty and Chris Beard. All of your hard work was greatly appreciated.

  • Local Little Leaguer has big night watching all-stars at Slugger Field


    The News-Democrat

    It is the dream of Little Leaguers like 7-year-old Blake Belcher to make it to the big show and play in an all-star game.

    I caught up with the young second-baseman and his family at the Triple A all-star game at Slugger Field in Louisville.

  • Crews raise aircraft from Ohio River


    The News-Democrat

    A plane that made an emergency landing on the Ohio River in late June was fished out of the water over the weekend and hauled back to Madison, Ind., on a trailer Monday.

    The 1978 Grumman American Cheetah took its return trip to Madison on the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup driven by Mark Wilkerson, son of Fred Wilkerson, manager of Madison Municipal Airport.

  • Fiscal Court approves bond sale for state agency


    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Fiscal Court this week approved a resolution for the sale of $200 million in bonds by the Kentucky Association of Counties Leasing Trust.

    The sale, requested by the state agency, will enable local-government entities throughout the state to obtain low-cost loans for capital projects, water-line installlation, 911 system upgrades and other needs.

    Trimble County retains no responsiblity in the repayment of these bonds, and cannot be held liable for projects funded by them.

  • McKown named new library director


    The Trimble Banner

    Kathy McKown has been named the new director of Trimble County Public Library.

    McKown filled the position July 1, taking over for Libby Powell, who retired earlier this year.

    “I’m very excited about the future,” McKown said in a recent interview. “I love libraries, and this one is wonderful. It’s very warm and inviting. It’s a friendly place to work or visit.”

  • Even the poorest children know education is the key


    The News-Democrat

    While the Carroll County Reads program is all wrapped up, I am still thinking about some of the issues the book, “Three Cups of Tea,” raised in my mind.

    I picture these poorest of children living in mud-walled houses that are heated in the winter with dried yak dung.

    Yes, yak dung.

    The families have very little. For some, a good quilt is an heirloom to be handled with great care and brought out only for the most important company.

  • ‘Welcome Bag’ donors made good memories


    On behalf of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Office, I would like to thank those who contributed to the “Welcome Bag” items distributed to members and competitors at the National Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament May 13-17 at Point Park in Carrollton.

  • Catalytic converter theft latest trend hitting Carrollton


    The News-Democrat

    “People really need to watch where they’re parking their cars,” said Gary Garriott, owner of Muffler Pro in Carrollton, Ky., warning of the rise in catalytic converter thefts in the county and the state.

    Garriott said he has had 20 customers come in for repairs because of stolen converters in the past month. Part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, the catalytic converter takes unburned gases and purifies them before they are emitted into the air.

  • Submerged car offers no clues in disappearance of Shelby woman


    The Trimble Banner

    How, when or why the vehicle became submerged in the Ohio River may never be known. Likewise, police are at a loss to explain why it took so long for it to be discovered.

    They do, however, know that the vehicle discovered over July 4th weekend near the Milton boat ramp is unrelated to the disappearance of a Shelby County, KY woman missing since May.

  • Accused killer of former Trimble County resident allegedly shot another in 2007


    Landmark News Service

    Henry County District Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.