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  • Sherrard joins N-D as staff writer

    Kristin Sherrard has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a staff writer.

    A Louisville native, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in journalism and a Bachelors of Business Administration in management.

    News-Democrat Publisher Jeff Moore said he is pleased Sherrard is joining the news team.

    “Kristin is a very talented journalist and photographer,” Moore said. “Please join me in welcoming her to our community.”

  • Army Corps evaluating Markland lock repair plans

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has preliminary repair plans underway to fix the Markland Lock Gate near Warsaw.

    The downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation on Sunday, Sept. 27. One of the two leaves is resting on the bottom of the lock chamber. The other inoperable lock leaf is still affixed to the lock chamber and requires stabilization, according to Carol Labashosky, media spokeswoman for the Corps of Engineers Louisville District.

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  • Renovation plans move ahead at Cartmell

    Carroll County Board of Education viewed the latest floor layout and exterior elevation renderings of the upcoming renovation of the Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School at its meeting Thursday. The renovation, set to begin in January, is necessary due to overcrowding issues at the facility.

    John Gilbert, representing RossTarrant Architects, a Lexington firm, brought samples of exterior materials for the board members to examine. The existing exterior materials will be removed and replaced with limestone and metal, according to Cartmell Principal Doug Oak.

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  • Jackson to fill Oakley's mayoral term

    The Trimble Banner Milton City Commissioners elected Denny Jackson to fill out Donnie Oakley’s unexpired term as mayor during a special meeting Monday, Sept. 28, at city hall. Jackson had been serving as mayor pro tem and officiating at meetings in Oakley’s absence for several months. Oakley, who had been battling cancer, wa

  • Rain dampens Trimble's Repair Affair

    The Trimble Banner Heavy rains during the week leading up to Trimble County’s eighth annual Repair Affair put some projects on hold Saturday morning. About half the projects scheduled for Saturday were postponed to Oct. 3. Others, like a ramp project at Viola Powell’s home on Foxgate Lane in Milton, went on as scheduled. Jon Dunlap of Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank

  • Grant OK’d; moratorium continues on EIP funding

    Carrollton City Council approved a $4,000 Enterprise Incentive Program grant Monday night to Port William Historical Society after it was determined the group’s application came in prior to a moratorium imposed on spending by Mayor Dwight Louden.

    Historical society president Karen Claiborne asked council to approve the money to help with ongoing restoration work at the Masterson House. She said the request filed in June was part of a project to replace the worst windows on the house.

    “I understand this has been held up,” Claiborne said.

  • ‘Catastrophic’ failure closes lock at Markland

    Barge traffic is once again on the move after a structure failure at Markland Locks and Dam stopped traffic on the Ohio River early Sunday.

    No injuries were reported after a miter gate on the downriver end of the main lock collapsed, according to Todd Hornback, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Traffic on the river was stopped in both directions at about 9 a.m. Sunday, Hornback said. By the time an auxiliary lock was put in service at 8 p.m., there were about six towboats with barges waiting to lock through.

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