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  • Bridge rating remains ‘poor’

    The Trimble Banner Results are in, and the August in-depth inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge shows no change in the superstructure’s condition. Inspectors gave the superstructure an overall rating of 4, or poor, on a rating scale of 0-9, with 9 being excellent. The bridge received the same rating during the biennial Fracture Critic

  • RAIN DELAY

    Periodically heavy rains Sunday forced a one-week postponement of the annual Community Picnic presented by the Family Worship Center of Carrollton.

    The event had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Carroll County Fair Grounds. Rain clouds that swept through the Ohio River valley Sunday dumped 2.7 inches of precipitation on Carrollton, according the Carrollton Kentucky Mesonet weather station.

    “At 9:30 Sunday morning it was obvious it wasn’t going to work,” Pastor Pat Butcher said. He said the church will try to hold the event this Sunday.

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  • Break-ins reported at four city businesses

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that occurred during the weekend at area businesses.

    Most of the break-ins were discovered as business owners arrived to open for business on Monday morning, according to Assistant Chief Steve Abbott, who with Patrolman Tim Gividen, responded to the dispatches.

    The first call came in at 6:15 a.m., from NAPA Auto Parts at 618 Highland Avenue, Abbott said. A back door to the business had been forced open. It was discovered that about $300 had been taken from the cash register.

  • Ghent river cleanup greeted with large turnout Saturday

    More than 75 people hit the riverbanks in Ghent Saturday morning to remove litter and debris in the city’s first River Sweep.

    Organizer Ron Walker said the volunteers filled two trailers with the bags and items they collected and there was more placed in piles at the new boat ramp to be hauled off at a later date.

    “This is awesome. This is more than what I expected,” Walker said. “This is just an utter and complete success.”

    He said the group used 200 garbage bags and then used more that some of the volunteers had brought with them.

  • Lions Club sponsors new 5K Run/Walk Saturday

    The Carrollton Lions Club is sponsoring its first 5K run and walk on Saturday morning, September 26, on Lock Road, starting and ending at the south entrance of General Butler State Resort Park.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the park’s south entrance. Entry forms were printed on Page 18 of last week’s issue of The News-Democrat. The $15 entry fee includes a t-shirt, refreshments, music and medals for the top three finishers in eight categories. The fastest male and fastest female will receive trophies. Checks should be made out to Carrollton Lions Club.

  • Carroll County Tobacco festivities include parade, carnival and more

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton this week as the event marks its 61st year this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    The 2009 festival includes music, food, a carnival, parade, beauty pageants, vendor booths and fun and games for the entire family. The three day festival also includes a look back at the community’s farming heritage and more in the agritourism tent.

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  • Head Start relocation to be part of school’s construction

    Carroll County’s Head Start program will shift to a temporary location and likely move to half-day programs for students as the Board of Education moves forward with construction set for Cartmell Elementary School.

    The plans were discussed during the Sept. 10 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education. Construction at Cartmell is expected to begin in January.

  • County, health district prepare for H1N1 flu outbreaks

    Carroll County and the local health district have taken steps to prepare for H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu.

    During the Sept. 8 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court, County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson distributed to the magistrates a handout from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services which stated a strain of influenza A (H1N1) began spreading among people last spring. It is commonly called swine flu because it is of swine origin.

  • Skepticism abounds during public hearing on bridge plan

    The Trimble Banner Area residents are not sold on a reconstruction plan proposed for the Milton-Madison Bridge project. Officials are working on a plan to remove the superstructure of the bridge and build a new superstructure on the existing piers. If transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana manage to get federal stimulus funding