Today's News

  • Brock announces retirement


    The News-Democrat

    When Marketta Brock retires on July 31, an era will close on the father/daughter team who have kept the records of Carroll County for more than 30 years.

    Brock grew up following her father, John Tilley, around the courthouse. Tilley entered public service first as county sheriff, then as judge-executive and later replaced Elmo Stark as county clerk in 1977.

  • City buys I.O.O.F. cemetery


    The Trimble Banner

    Following a decision last week to purchase the Bedford I.O.O.F. cemetery, city commissioners have begun considering related operational issues.

    The Bedford City Commission agreed during a special meeting June 16 to accept an offer in May from the International Order of Odd Fellows to buy the 60-year-old cemetery on the outskirts of town for $1.

  • DAR members trace history back to country's roots


    CCHS Correspondent

    Carroll County is steeped with history: The original settlement of Port William (now Carrollton), for example, was founded back in the late 1700s – a few years after the American Revolution.

    But some local residents have family histories that go back even further, with ancestors they know who actually fought in the war for independence from England.

  • Sign-ups under way for youth sports, fund-raisers

    Yellow Jacket football

    Children ages 6-14 are eligible to sign up for Yellow Jacket football.

    Sign-ups are 7-8 p.m. July 14-15 and 23-24 on the field behind Cartmell Elementary School.

    Parents must be present during sign-ups and will receive all forms that evening.  For more information, call Coach Scott Rose at (502) 732-6382; Coach Steven Doll, 732-0573; or Coach Pat Butcher, (502) 643-4016.

    County youth soccer

  • Aug. 12 last day to be included on ballot


    The Trimble Banner

    With only two weeks remaining to register for the November election, several commission seats and three school board positions still lack candidates.

  • 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.”