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  • Third Street home damaged by fire

    The city of Carrollton’s first structure fire in more than two years Sunday afternoon injured one of the home’s residents who required medical treatment.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp said two people were at the home at 315 Third Street when the fire started. Herman Smith was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with burns on his arm. EMS checked him out on scene, but he chose not to ride in the ambulance, Tharp said.

    Hospital officials said Smith was treated and released.

  • Dedication set for Nov. 12 at new Butler fishing pier

    A ribbon cutting and dedication of the new fishing pier on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. The handicapped-accessible pier was completed in July. A paved access road to the fishing pier is located off state Hwy. 227.

    “I, along with state and federal officials, would like to invite the public to the dedication,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said in a news release on Monday.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    One-lane traffic on bridge briefly Oct. 26 Drivers will be restricted to one lane on the Milton-Madison Bridge from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The lane closure will allow inspectors from Linebach-Funkhouser Inc. to examine the structure for asbestos in joint-compound materials and sealants between sections of the bridge deck. The company was hired to do the work by the Kentucky T

  • CCHS senior Woods earns high marks in school, activities

    Success is possible both in and out of the classroom. Just ask Angela Woods.

    Woods, a senior at Carroll County High School, has achieved some of the highest standardized testing scores in the state of Kentucky while still being actively involved in school and community activities.

    “I’m very grateful for all the people who have helped me along the way,” Woods said. “I couldn’t have done it without my parents and teachers and (guidance counselor) Ms. (Sheree) Richter.”

  • A new twist on Cinderella

    A prince with crazy break-dance moves? Three stepsisters named Matilda, Griselda and Frump? A Fairy Godfather? This is definitely not the traditional “Cinderella” story.

    Carroll County Middle School’s first-year drama club presents a modernized, comedic version of the classic fairy tale at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students.

    “I wanted a story that was familiar to them, but that we could show in a new way because this is their first experience with theater for most of them,” director Whitney Christensen said.

  • County may host Vietnam Moving Wall visit in May

    Carroll County may be among the 40 or so communities nationwide selected to host a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial next spring.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson made this announcement during the Nov. 10 Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Construction on Polk Street extension to begin in spring

    Students in Carroll County will soon have a safer way to travel to and from school.

    The Polk Street extension project is finally gaining steam after the signed contract from the Transportation Enhancement American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project has been received.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced last November that Carrollton had received a $247,000 grant for their proposal.

  • Opponents protest LG&E permit request

    The Trimble Banner   A public hearing regarding a permit requested by LG&E’s Trimble power plant from the Kentucky Division of Water provided a forum for environmental groups to protest the power plant’s expansion. The hearing was held Thursday night, Nov. 5, at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. According to Mike Winkler, LG&E’s manager of e

  • A LINE OF THE TIMES

    The Trimble Banner Several dozen Trimble County residents lined up for the first H1N1 vaccination clinic to be offered at the Trimble County Health Department in Bedford. The department was giving free doses of the intranasal vaccine that aims to prevent the spread of swine flu, which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Though the clinic started at 5 p.m., pe

  • Honoring the Best & the Bravest

    Many have been waiting years for this day to finally arrive — the day that the American Korean War veterans would be honored for their service in the war. On Nov. 7, the American Legion Post 41 held a ceremony to recognize Carroll County’s veterans who answered the call for duty. About 165 people were in attendance.

    “A day that we can recognize the men and women that have served our country is a good day for all of us,” Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jimmy Supplee said.