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Local News

  • 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

  • Wilder to attend CCCDC meeting

    Tony Wilder, Kentucky Commissioner of Local Government, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s (CCCDC) Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan.15, at noon, at Camp Kysoc. The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the hot buffet is $16.50, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • Police wage war against drugs in Carroll

    The drug problem is getting worse in Carroll County, but police are doing even more to put a stop to it.

    Carrollton Police Department experienced a record-breaking year in 2012, arresting 138 people on 285 drug charges. Of those arrested, 75 were male and 63 were female.

    In 2011, CPD made 110 drug-related arrests.

    When asked what percentage of crimes occurring in Carroll County are somehow related to drugs, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite estimated “90 percent plus.”

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • Have you met ... Becky Tull

    Though Becky Tull’s parents resided in Switzerland County, Ind., she would be born in Carroll County, since Tull’s father brought his wife to be with her parents in Carroll County for her delivery. This was fitting, because although Tull would live in many places throughout her life, her roots would be in Carroll County where she was born.

    That was in 1921, and her parents, Herbert and Florence Bell Wood Morgan, would have a total of six children, who Tull would help to raise when her mother died ten years later.

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.