.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Bluegrass Bash

    Even the unseasonably cool weather could not cool off the hot bluegrass talent that had strains of fiddles, mandolins and singing wafting through General Butler State Resort Park last weekend.

    The Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash featured the music of the 11 bands in town for the event that inspired a lot of toe tapping and dancing.

  • Additional road funds will assist with projects

    On Thursday, July 16, Gov. Steve Beshear said he is taking action to help hard-pressed local governments bear the cost of necessary public services. At the governor’s direction, 20 percent of a fund ordinarily spent on rural secondary roads by the state Department of Highways – about $21 million – is being set aside for use on local routes that counties have identified as priorities, according to an announcement from the governor’s public information office.

  • County funding paves road to new park fishing pier

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted in its July 14 meeting to appropriate $8,000 to pave the gravel access road to the new fishing pier at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The fishing pier, extending into the lake at the park, provides accessibility for persons with disabilities enabling them to fish, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. The pier was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau in the Department of Interior, with some funds contributed by local agencies.

  • Father pleads ‘not guilty’ in baby-shaking incident

    Steven M. Finkel––the 21-year-old father charged with first-degree criminal abuse of his 7-week-old daughter––was arraigned in District Court, Thursday, July 9.  Finkel pleaded not guilty to the charges and a preliminary hearing was set for Thursday, July 16.

    In a separate hearing on the same day, Bridgette Saunders, Finkel’s court-appointed public defender requested a lower bond stating Finkel had no record, would be staying with his parents and would have no contact with the victim.

  • Officials confident speedway measure will benefit local area

    Area government leaders have high expectations for new legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which provides incentives for business expansion in the state. The new measure, in part, offers tax credits for growth at nearby Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County. Speedway officials are planning a major expansion project at the facility in connection with luring a race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup season schedule.

  • Fruits of their labor: Families reap first harvest

    Several families have taken advantage of free garden space and are beginning to harvest produce now.  

    Barry Brown, a local businessman, offered the free garden plots on his Fourth Street property in the spring. At least five people have planted, weeded and have begun harvesting many types of vegetables.   

    Barbara Denning and her son, Steven, share a plot with Debbie Younce and her son, Terry. The Dennings weeded  tomato plants on Thursday and hoped to take some green tomatoes home for frying.  

  • Tomlinson: fly flags to honor VA clinic

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson is encouraging local individuals and businesses who are not currently displaying American flags to do so during the remainder of July. The displays would honor area veterans who will be attending dedication ceremonies for the new Veterans Administration clinic in Carrollton next week. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare center will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

  • CITY: Pigeons must fly the coop

    The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak, as one family is forced to get rid of show pigeons to satisfy a complaint from an un-named neighbor.

  • State announces dates for bridge closures

    The Department of Highways District 5 office has scheduled dates for the temporary closing of Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Barring unforeseen delays or inclement weather, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27, and again from 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. A third weekend may be scheduled, if needed.

  • New law aims to help victims of theft

    The Trimble Banner

    A new law passed this year by the General Assembly will force anyone convicted on theft charges to surrender his or her drivers license until they pay full restitution to their victims.

    Creation of House Bill 369, which became effective June 25, was a collaborative effort between the state Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, circuit court clerks, the state Division of Driver Licensing and the Kentucky State Police, according to an AOC news release.