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  • One dead in boating accident on Ky. River

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neal Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from t

  • Abuse of prescription drugs on rise; use high in this area

    When Carroll County coroner David Wilhoite went to the annual Kentucky Coroners Conference April 20-23, topics such as suicide prevention and investigative techniques were on the agenda, but one topic was particularly pressing—prescription painkillers. In a national survey on drug use and health in 2008, which was given as supportive r

  • Lawmakers OK funding for Milton bridge project

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $4.45 billion two-year road plan late Saturday that includes $62.5 million in funding for Kentucky’s share of the Milton- Madison bridge. The cost of the project will be evenly split between Indiana and Kentucky said the spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Chuck Wolfe. The Transp

  • Relay for Life raises $105,000 for cancer research

    No matter what location, the Relay for Life is always a special event for many people in Carroll County, including Carrollton resident Jeremy Thomas. Thomas, who was diagnosed in 2006 but has since been declared cancer-free, and other cancer survivors gathered at the Carroll County High School gym Friday night with friends, family and membe

  • Emergency funds sought for damage from flood

    Damage to county roads, facilities and public utilities as a result of recent flooding has made Carroll County eligible for relief funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. Tomlinson declared the county in a state of emergency after flooding occurred on May 1

  • Abramson stresses regional teamwork key to growth

    Cities or communities looking to grow should play to their strengths, nurture a well-educated workforce and work cooperatively with neighboring communties to promote regional opportunities. These are the key areas of advice given by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson during an appearance at the Carroll County Courthouse Friday. The man often referred to as Louisville’s &ldquo

  • Bedford man drowning victim in Kentucky River accident

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock 1 in the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neil Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from the dam, according to Wilhoite. Smith was treated and released last night. For complete details, pick up next week’s edition of The Trimble Banner or The News-Democrat.

  • Pyles honored for dedication to hospital

      At the Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention and Awards Gala in Lexington on Monday night, Pyles was recognized for her work with the KHA Health Care Governance Leadership Award. The award recognizes a trustee who has dedicated themselves to the mission of their hospital and community. When Pyles learned she was receiving the award, she was quite surprised and sai

  • Community honors Vietnam War soldiers

    Hundreds of local residents filled bleachers at General Butler State Resort Park Thursday to honor the men and women who died fighting in the Vietnam War. The event was the opening ceremony for the Moving Wall, which visited the community for four days this week. “It is certainly an honor and with pride that ou

  • County budget to decline, tax rate to remain steady

    Carroll County Fiscal Court appears poised to adopt a 2010-11 budget that is similar to its current spending plan. The county’s projected budget for 2010-11 is $10.82 million, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the budget during t