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Local News

  • Santa Claus comes to Carrollton
  • Live Nativity
  • Hill released from jail, must register as a sex offender

    Patrick Hill, 48, was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 29 after completing a 180-day sentence for a conviction on a class A misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse.

    Hill registered with the local detention center as a sex offender following his release, but that registration was not recognized by Kentucky State Police officials in Frankfort as being with the proper authoritative office, according to Probation Officer Gary Marshall with the Carroll County Office of Probation & Parole.

  • High School play cancelled

    The Carroll County High School drama club production “Romeo, Juliet and Toto Too!” a twist on the traditional “Wizard of Oz” story has been cancelled. Two productions of the play were scheduled to have been held on Dec. 15 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The cancellation was announced due to insufficient cast participation.

  • Butler Lodge filled with Christmas spirit

    A chorus of little voices rang out, yelling “Santa! Santa!” as the Jolly Old Elf appeared at the Butler Lodge at General Butler State Resort Park on Thursday, Dec. 3. Two four-year-old Head Start classes — Ms. Brierly’s and Ms. Roth’s — visited to see the Christmas trees as a part of the Festival of Trees and to tell the jolly old elf what they wanted for Christmas.

    The Festival of Trees is an annual event held at the park where schools, churches, organizations and businesses can decorate trees to put on display at the lodge.

  • INNOVATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM

    The Trimble Banner Remember the good old days, when taking a language in high school meant endless hours of “My name is Fred,” translating vocabulary words and listening to the teacher repeat everything in English so you’d know what she was saying? And maybe, if you were lucky and went to a large school, you may have had a choice of languages to study &ndas

  • Budget, again, top issue for Legislature

    The Trimble Banner As the Kentucky General Assembly gears up for the regular session in January, a projected $1.3 billion shortfall in 2012 is weighing heavy on the minds of legislatures. State Rep. Rick Rand (D-47th District) of Bedford, Ky., said that the commonwealth’s budget for 2011 is “in pretty manageable shape,” thanks to $3 billion from the federal stim

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Steampipe cleaning

    process set to begin

    LG&E/KU will be conducting “air blows” at Trimble County 2 Generating Unit to clean the major-boiler steampipe system of debris left behind by the construction process.

  • Insurance, flexible spending discussed at council

    City employees will begin paying for a portion of their city health insurance coverage for their spouses and children Jan. 7, the beginning of 2010 payroll.

    While full-time employees will continue to be covered for free, spouses will be charged $10 per week, and children $5 per week. This fee is not administered per child.

  • Carroll County unemployment rise tied to plant closing

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties, including Carroll County, between October 2008 and October 2009.

    In Carroll County, the unemployment rate for October 2009 is projected at 12.5 percent, a slight increase from the September rate of 12.4 percent. Carroll’s rate in October 2008 stood at 7.1 percent,, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.