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  • Bid awarded, resident upset about sidewalk in Polk project

    Local construction company Ohio Valley Asphalt won the bid for the Polk Street extension project at the April 12 city council meeting. OVA, located in Carrollton, submitted the lowest bid of $454,272.75. Advanced Paving from Eastwood, Ky., Eaton Asphalt from Covington, Ky., Hale Contracting from Williamstown, Ky., and MAC Construction from

  • 15,756 pills taken to local incinerator

    Local law enforcement continues its ongoing battle against drugs in and around Carroll County. The Carrollton Police Department destroyed 15,756 pills and 36 ounces of liquid that it had collected from Oct. 2009 through Dec. 2009 through its pharmaceutical recovery program. The drugs, which had an estimated street value of $7,500, were taken

  • Monk set to retire as County Attorney

    Every four years since 1990 you’ve seen the name on the local election ballot as a candidate for Carroll County Attorney. Likely you’ve seen the name on roadside campaign signs down through the years, and it has become quite familiar to you. However, the name is missing from the ballot this year. Jim Monk is stepping aside after 2

  • Purvis retires from Milton water, sewer department

    The Trimble Banner Family, friends and most of Morris “Danny” Purvis’ co-workers were on hand Wednesday, March 31, to send him into retirement with their good wishes. Purvis retired as field supervisor for the Milton city water and sewer department. He worked for the city for 20 years. City employees held an open house fo

  • Carroll kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Perhaps the little blue ribbons in trees on the courthouse square and in area school yards have caught the attention of passers-by this week.  Local students and church youth groups placed the ribbons there as a kickoff to National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness a

  • KSP charges Carrollton man with first-degree sodomy

    A Carrollton man has been charged with first-degree sodomy with a victim under 12 years of age, a Class A felony offense. Kentucky State Police Det. Kevin Johnson arrested Kenny W. Stephens, 29, of Carrollton at 9:32 p.m. on April 5, following an interview at the KSP Campbellsburg Post No. 5, according to Public Affairs Officer Trooper Mich

  • Local GOP meets Senate candidates

    The three candidates for the U.S. Senate race in the May 18 Republican Primary came to Carrollton Saturday to spell out the reasons they believe they should lead the GOP ticket in Kentucky’s fall elections. John Stephenson of Fort Mitchell, Trey Grayson of Boone County and Dr. Rand Paul of Bowling Green are hoping to succeed Jim Bunning who will retire at the conclusion of h

  • 12 complete EMT training at Bedford station

    The Trimble Banner Twelve fledgling emergency medical technicians were graduated Saturday from the first EMT class offered in Trimble County since 1995. Instructor Dianne Logsdon of Louisville, who is director of Stars of Life Qualification Services of La Grange, and her co-instructor, Mike Terrell, handed certificates to the new graduates

  • New mayor of Prestonville aims to clean up town

    When the mayor’s position became vacant, the city of Prestonville did not look far for his replacement. Robert “Spike” Barnes, then a city commissioner, was nominated by his fellow commissioners to become the next mayor. Barnes, who was three years into his first term before becoming mayor, served his first day in office o