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  • Local band ‘Cost of Sin’ opens show in Louisville

    Residents of Tilley Street and those in the surrounding area may have noticed a heavy vibration in the neighborhood in recent weeks. The pounding of a steady rock drumbeat, the heavy throb of a driving bass guitar, soaring guitar leads and vocal exercises by an intense lead singer herald the coming of a new musical force in Carrollton. That f

  • New opportunities for riverfront

    After years of discussion and months of negotiations, the city of Carrollton is the new owner of the 12-acre Liter’s Quarry property, which is bound by the Kentucky River, south of U.S. 42 at the Carrollton-Prestonville Bridge, west of Second Street and stops at Bakers Auto Salvage. “It feels great,” Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden said. “... Folks have been

  • Dispatch to get digital logging system

    Carroll County’s emergency dispatch will soon have a new, digital voice logging system. The members of Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the purchase during their Feb. 23 meeting. Funding for the equipment is through a 911 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The Carroll County 911 Board was notified in October 2009 it

  • New Carrollton JCTC building included in House budget, Rep. Rand announces

    A long-awaited $12 million addition to the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College is included in the House budget approved Tuesday night by the chamber’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee, state Rep. Rick Rand announced today.               “As many may recall, this project was veto

  • City receives grant for sewer projects

    Major infrastructure improvements to area sewer systems are underway thanks in part to a federal grant. Carrollton, in partnership with the Gallatin County Fiscal Court and the city of Glencoe, recently received $2,783,000 through the Economic Development Administration, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for sanitary sewer impro

  • Repaired Markland chamber resumes locking tows

    The Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began locking Ohio River traffic through the repaired 1,200-foot chamber late in the day on Monday, March 1, according to Carol Laboshosky, media spokesperson for the Corps of Engineers Louisville District. “The lock opened last night,” Laboshosky said Tuesday morning. &ldqu

  • Ambulance involved in accident

    The Carrollton Police Department investigated a traffic accident Friday, Feb. 26, involving an ambulance belonging to the Carroll County Ambulance Service and two other vehicles. At 11:53 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 in the 300 block of Highland Avenue. According to Assistant Chief Steve Abbott who investigated, a 2006 Ford ambulance driven by Nicol

  • Student faces charges after pellet gun bus incident

    A 10-year-old Cartmell Elementary School student is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and two counts of fourth-degree assault in connection with a pellet pistol allegedly fired on a school bus. On Monday Feb. 22 at about 2:45 p.m. in the Cartmell Elementary School parking lot on the school bus, a 10-year-old all

  • Time capsule tells story of school’s origin

    A new elementary/junior high school opened in September 1963 on U.S. Hwy. 42 on the east end of Carrollton. During that inaugural 1963-64 school year in the facility, a time capsule was sealed within the structure to be opened someday in the future. That day came Friday as school officials who have begun a major renovation of the school campu

  • Sturgill pleads guilty to incest; sentencing set for April 15

    The Trimble Banner Nearly two years after first being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl and sexual abuse of two other girls – one younger than 12 and one over 12 – Calvin Sturgill, 45 last week signed an agreement pleading guilty to one charge of incest. Sturgill was indicted in June 2007 and January 2008 on