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  • Carrollton Police awarded two grants

    The Carrollton Police Department recently received two grants to increase both its resources and coverage within the city limits. Chief Mike Willhoite said CPD received a Justice Assistance Grant of $1,500 for two permanent pharmaceutical drop-off boxes to expand the recovery program. The department currently owns two drop-off boxes, one permanent and one mobile, that it previous

  • Worthville soldier is Afghanistan casualty

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout, formerly of Worthville, died Tuesday, July 13, when his unit came under attack by insurgents in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced on Friday.             Stout, 34, and two other American soldiers – 1st Lt. Christopher S. Goeke, 23,

  • Court OKs 2010-11 asphalt, rock bids

    The Trimble Banner Only two companies submitted bids last month to provide Trimble County with supplies needed for road projects. Judge-Executive Randy Stevens and Fiscal Court opened the sealed bids during a special meeting Wednesday, June 30. Stevens said Nugent Sand of Carroll County bid to provide rock and gravel, offering dense-grade aggragate – the most-used kind of

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Starting Monday, July 12, Mount Pleasant Road (State Hwy. 625) will be closed between Pryors Fork and Corn Creek roads as work crews from the state Transportation Cabinent replace two culverts.

    Motorists are advised to follow the detour signs during the closure.

    Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.

  • Many upset by closing of Kysoc

                Rhonda Burns of Carrollton attended Camp Kysoc for over two decades, but this summer Burns won’t have the chance to participate in her favorite camp activities or see her camp friends.             “The way Ca

  • WorkNow Kentucky offers employment for summer

    Local teens and young adults seeking summer work opportunities may apply online for employment with a new federal program called WorkNow Kentucky.             “It’ll start this week because we’re just now getting the information,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Ha

  • School system tackles multiple building projects

    While construction continues on Phase I of an extensive renovation of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School, the design phase is underway for an addition to Kathryn Winn Primary School across town. Ron Murrell, of the Lexington consulting firm Ross Tarrant Architects, updated board members on the progress of construction at Cartmell Ele

  • Sewer, water rates to increase

    Carrollton Utilities is proposing a 2 percent increase across the board for its sewer and water services. The increase was included in the 2010-11 budget approved by council, and the first reading of the ordinance took place at the June 28 council meeting. The second reading will take place at the next meeting on July 12. If passed, the inc

  • Cost-cutting plans may change with legislation

    A Marshall County legislator plans to pre-file legislation for the 2011 regular session that would stop a plan to close state resort parks — including General Butler State Resort Park—for two days each week in the winter. Local legislators told The News-Democrat they are not aware of the specifics of 6th District State Rep. Will Coursey’s (D-Benton) proposed legi

  • SEARCH PARTY

    The Trimble Banner A troubled woman is missing. Her car is found near a heavily wooded area, and she’s believed to have gone into the woods with a loaded handgun. Her family fears the worst. Members of the Trimble County Search and Rescue team treated this make-believe scenario like the real thing during a training mission Saturday morning, June 26. The team works regularl