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  • Local talent competition featured at chamber banquet

    Carroll County’s got talent and the Chamber of Commerce wants to prove it to you.  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has been holding open auditions for months and nine winners will be performing during the annual awards banquet, Thursday, August 13.

    The annual awards and recognition banquet begins at 6 p.m. at the conference center of General Butler State Resort Park. Tickets are $35 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight and are available at the Chamber office located at 511 Highland Avenue or by calling (502) 732-7034.

  • DeVore art show opens at Carroll County Library

    The dreaded disease of polio as a child spawned an art career that has been decades in the making and perfecting.

    Soft spoken Ron DeVore had polio as a child and his father drew pictures for him to color.  His father challenged Ron to draw a picture and he bragged on him a lot giving Ron the courage to keep at it.  His father was so impressed with the child’s work he said Ron would have to draw his own pictures, he explained at his Meet the Artist reception at the Carroll County Public Library, Monday, Aug. 3.

  • Ready for high school

    The class of 2013 began their high school career on Monday during freshman orientation with the help from 73 upper class mentors showing them the ropes.

    The 166 new freshman were paired up with juniors and seniors from Carroll County high school in a ratio of two to one to learn where their classes are, how to unlock their lockers and how to find important areas of the high school, guidance counselor Sheree Richter explained.

  • Pigeons can stay, fence must be removed

    Carrollton City Council batted .500 Monday night when one couple went home happy and another resident went home disappointed with their decisions.

    City council had to reverse itself on the question of whether Carrollton residents Jim and Crystal Montgomery could keep pigeons in an enclosed pen in their backyard.

    Jim Montgomery has been keeping rolling pigeons as a hobby for three years at his Sixth Street home when a complaint by an unnamed neighbor prompted city council to enforce a no fowl portion of a city ordinance.

  • Council asks for review of home occupation business rules

    Carrollton’s planning and zoning commission will be charged with reviewing the city’s regulations on home occupation businesses.

    At the Monday, July 27 city council meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden raised the issue based on concerns he has heard about the 12 home occupations that are operating in the city.

    Five of these businesses are service oriented, while seven are garages, Louden told council, explaining that questions have come from the public and council members about the legality of a business in a detached garage.

  • 40th Anniversary

    A milestone passed almost without notice last month — it’s been 40 years since the completion of Interstate 71.

    The opening of I-71 in July 1969, has changed the face of numerous communities along U.S. 42—the highway it essentially replaced—during the past 40 years. Communities such as Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw noted almost immediate diminished traffic.

  • City OKs revised nuisance ordinance

    Landmark News Service

    The city of Bedford has beefed up its nuisance ordinance to address debris, abandonded buildings and other situations.

    City commissioners on July 20 approved the second reading of the Revised Nuisance Ordinance, which gives city officials  authority to file liens against properties that fail to comply.

    The goal is to get any nuisance situations rectified.

    Property owners in violation of the ordinance will receive letters from the city detailing the problem.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Milton man charged with sex abuse of minor

    A Milton, Ky., man faces charges of first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years old and tampering with physical evidence.

    Giovanni Vanleeve, 44, was arrested Saturday, July 18, on those charges, as well as one count of violating a domestic violence protective order.

  • Auction to raise funds for library

    The Trimble County Public Library is hosting an auction sponsored by the  Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Life Insurance Company at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Items for sale will be on display Friday, July 31, during regular library hours.

    The company will give a matching grant for funds raised during the auction to the library. Proceeds will be used to buy books and equipment needed for the people of the community to use at the library.

  • Powell state’s top superintendent for 2nd year

    Landmark News Service

    For the second time in three years, Trimble County High School graduate Josh Powell has been named School Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

    A member of the Class of 1993 and former Trimble teacher, Powell is the youngest superintendent in Kentucky, serving the Union County School Corporation in Morganfield, Ky.

    Powell is the son of TCHS alumni Billy Joe Powell and the late Suzanne Graham.