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  • 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.

  • Markland gate removed by floating gatelifter

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed the remaining damaged gate leaf from the floor of a lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam near Warsaw.

    The downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation on Sunday, Sept. 27. Since that time one of the two gate leaves has been resting on the bottom of the lock chamber.

  • Garage usage debated in home occupation ordinance

    Carrollton planning and zoning commissioners are considering prohibiting the use of garages for home occupation.

    At their monthly meeting on Nov. 2, P&Z commissioner Sam Burgess reported back to the committee that city council recommended the home occupation ordinance 156.004 state that garages must share a common wall with the residential structure, and dettached garages are not to be allowed.  

  • City to seek grant for market analysis

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Monday night to seek grant funding for a downtown market analysis.