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Today's News

  • MES construction continues, board considers all-day kindgergarten

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Board of Education member Jill Simmons suggested the district document the progress of the new Milton Elementary School, under construction on U.S. 421 south of town.

    “We need to take pictures of the progress more often, because they are really moving along," Simmons said at the July 16 meeting. "It looks like a school.”

  • Shooting Club appreciated support for fund-raiser

    Editor:

    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!

  • News briefs

    Fate of Arkema plant

    unknown, source says

     

    Rumors circulating that Arkema, a chemical company that employs about 180 people in Carroll County, may close at the end of the year cannot yet be verified.

    An official with the company, who asked not to be identified, said no decision has been made regarding the fate of the plant.

  • Demolition of dilapidated Ski Butler lodge begins July 28

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Demolition of Ski Butler, once a site of winter fun and frolic at General Butler State Resort Park, is set to begin Monday, July 28.

    J.P. Hauling and Excavating of Glencoe, Ky., was hired by the state to raze the long-abandoned, dilapidated building for $61,842.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced the  state’s plan at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, July 22.

  • School district administrators meet, greet Worthville families

    By SHARON GRAVES The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County School System central office staff, teachers and principals took their show on the road Monday night to meet and greet families in the Worthville firehouse.

  • NFL star Moss debuts racing team in Sparta

    By PAUL GABLE

    Landmark News Service

    SPARTA, Ky. – Having accomplished everything shy of winning the Super Bowl as a wide receiver of the New England Patriots, Randy Moss turned his attention to another form of competition Saturday.

    Moss, who bought a 50-percent share in Morgan-Dollar Motorsports several weeks ago, made his debut as a truck owner on July 19 at the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, accomplishing a dream.

    The debut marked the end of six months of hard work.

  • Deadline nears to get on November ballot for county races

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County public offices and the school system have lost hundreds of years of experience recently due to a decision made by the state legislature. The most recent official to tender her resignation is Carroll County Clerk Marketta Brock, who officially leaves office July 31.

  • Parents, students invited to TCMS 'Back to School Night'

    Editor:

    Trimble County Middle School invites students and their parents to “Back to School Night” Tuesday, Aug. 5. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers for the new school year and receive their schedules, course expectations, locker assignments, supply lists and enrollment forms.

    There will be orientation for incoming sixth-graders and new student at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Orientation for returning seventh- and eighth-graders begins at 7 p.m.

  • Brock announces retirement

    By SHARON GRAVES

    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

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    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.