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  • City council to discuss annexation

    Councilman Robb Adams told fellow councilmembers during the comments period that he is in favor of the city of Carrollton annexing into the county on Hwy. 227 to I-71 and wanted their opinions on the subject.

    He also encouraged everyone to look at state House Bill 11, sponsored by Rep. David Floyd of Bardstown.

  • SO grants to target traffic law violators

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will use $29,000 it is receiving from two grants to focus on traffic safety issues this year.

    Drunken driving, seat belt usage, distracted driving — such as texting while behind the wheel — and speed enforcement are just a few of the areas the sheriff’s office will be targeting through September.

  • Bus crash lawsuit dropped against all but driver

    A Carroll County judge has dismissed a lawsuit against members of the board of education and school administrators in connection with the Oct. 29, 2012 head start bus accident that claimed the lives of two children and injured seven other Head Start students and the bus assistant.

  • Carroll Faces | Jan. 9, 2013
  • Kozar named CEO of hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer will be on the job Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The CCMH Board of Directors has named Michael Kozar as the new CEO to replace Kanute Rarey, who announced his retirement in August.

    Board chairman Dennis Raisor, in making the annnoucment Tuesday in a news release, said Kozar “rose to the top in our nationwide search for a new CEO.”

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane Jan. 10

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky., to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections. 

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Parrish retires after 14 years as Trimble Banner office manager

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    It’s the end of an era at The Trimble Banner, as office manager Hilda Parrish heads off into retirement on Jan. 1.

    Parrish started working at the Banner on June 30, 1997, after working 10 years at the nursing home in Bedford. Since then, she has worked alongside five editors [including this writer], helping to put out the weekly newspaper that covers Trimble County.

  • Drug recovery program nets record amount

    The Carrollton Police Department’s pharmaceutical recovery program collected a record amount of prescription drugs in 2012.

    The department collected 137,728 pills, 5.5 gallons of liquid medication, 389 inhalers and 262 patches. The drugs have a street value of $42,000, according to Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite.

  • Local church to participate in prayer event

    The First Apostolic Church of Carrollton will represent Kentucky for the Worldwide Moms’ Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 19. All moms in Kentucky and Southern Indiana are encouraged to come any time during those hours to pray specifically for our children.

  • New businesses flourish in city, county

    Fairview Place

    Owner: ALC of Carrollton, LLC

    Address: 433 Floyd Drive, Carrollton 41008

    Phone: (502) 732-7677

    Opened: April 2012