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  • Video, concert to raise funds for Relay for Life

    The News-Democrat

    The 2009 Carroll County Relay for Life committee is planning a “in memory of/honor of” video production as a fundraiser. Area residents are encouraged to submit photos and information about the individual or individuals they want to include in this tribute no later than Thursday, May 7. The video will be produced with the assistance of Rob Riley at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

  • Prestonville asphalt terminal permit issued

    The News-Democrat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville Division has approved an application filed by Louisville Paving Company Inc. for a permit to build and operate a liquid-asphalt storage terminal on the Kentucky River near Prestonville.

    Corps public affairs representative Carol Labashosky said Friday the permit was issued on March 31.

  • County to seek three Homeland Security grants

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved three Homeland Security resolutions last week that could provide more than $133,100 in grant funds of local law enforcement equipment.

    The county voted to seek the funds through the United States Department of Homeland Security in three grant applications during fiscal court’s April 28 meeting.

    The largest, for $77,217, would provide communications upgrades for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department communications equipment.

  • Prescription drop-off box aids in disposal of unused pills

    The News-Democrat

    The Carrollton Police Department will pattern a new program in July after a successful effort in Salt Lake City, Utah to help residents rid their homes of outdated or unused prescription medications safely.

    The program will provide a box, similar to a Fed-Ex drop box that will be located in City Hall and people will be able to drop off out of date or unused prescriptions anonymously beginning in July, according to police chief Mike Willhoite.

  • Quilting at Cartmell
  • TOWER BOOSTS CELL SIGNAL

    Trimble County residents who rely on Verizon Wireless for their cell phone service soon will have Jim and Ruth Overton to thank for better reception, particularly in the Milton area.

    The Overtons recently leased 10,000 square feet of property on McCord Lane to the communications company. McCord Lane intersects with U.S. Hwy. 421 North in front of King’s Daughters’ Trimble County Medical Building.

  • Children’s mental health issues are focus of Cartmell programs

    The News-Democrat

    Cartmell Elementary students are creating a quilt describing what makes them happy for Childhood Mental Health Month as they explore their feelings and emotions.

    The quilt, designed to help children recognize when and why they are happy, will hang in Cartmell’s cafeteria to serve as a reminder of those emotions, according to Charlotte Curnutt, the family liaison at Cartmell. All students are participating in the project and will be able to visually see that happiness comes in many different forms to different people.

  • County may take on Flood Court; state to replace Jones Lane bridge

    Trimble County Fiscal Court gave preliminary approval April 20 to a request to take over Flood Court, a gravel road off Webb Lane, pending additional improvements.

  • Nurse sentenced to 180 days, probation for the theft of a controlled substance

    The News-Democrat

    Rachel Moore, 33, of Carrollton was sentenced to 180 days incarceration in circuit court Monday, April 20 for theft of a controlled substance a Class C felony.

    Moore, a registered nurse and former employee of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, was arrested in December 2008 for theft of a controlled substance. Moore could have received five to 10 years incarceration and fines between $1,000 and $10,000.

  • Court dismisses Maiden suit against police, city

    The News-Democrat

    A lawsuit against former Carrollton police officer Rodney Hawkins, the City of Carrollton and several others filed by Danny Maiden has been dismissed after nearly three years in the court system.

    Maiden claimed in his suit filed August 4, 2006 he had been wrongfully arrested by Hawkins following a domestic incident at Riverdaze, a music festival, at Point Park in Carrollton on August 6, 2005.