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  • Signature to offer new community program

    The Trimble Banner

    Signature Healthcare is preparing to launch a new program to offer aid to  employees, their families and other Trimble County residents when disaster strikes.

    Signature’s Compassion Fund is a nonprofit grant program for anyone in the communities in which the company operates its facilities, said spokeswoman Erica Staley.

    To explain how the program works, Signature has invited the community at large to its launch from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Bedford facility on Shepard Lane.

  • Water District plans event to thank customers

    Doughnuts and coffee in the morning and hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks in the afternoon comprise the menu for Trimble County Water District’s Community Appreciation Day, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 31.

    Hot-air balloon rides were planned, but have been cancelled because of weather. 

    Picnic foods at lunch also will include baked beans, slaw, tenderloin, potato wedges and desserts.

    Door prizes and give-aways will also be offered to those who attend.

    The event will be held at the district office, 34 E. Morgan Drive, Bedford.

  • Messer Bank robbery case moves to federal court

    All charges against two defendants in the Jan. 23 First National Bank robbery have been dismissed without prejudice Monday, July 27, following a federal court indictment.

     Cecil Messer, 46, has been indicted by the federal court on bank robbery charges so in an effort to avoid a double jeopardy problem the Commonwealth’s indictment has been dismissed without prejudice, meaning the charges could be re-filed if necessary, special prosecutor Kurt Kruthoffer said.

  • Hospital imposes layoffs, cutbacks

    Twenty employee positions have been permanently eliminated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and those remaining on the job will be making less per hour and working less hours.

    A minimum of 12 employees have been laid off, some of the positions were eliminated due to attrition, Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey said in a interview. “We looked at every department across the board to make these cuts and they came from almost all departments.”

  • Pate charged with sexual abuse of a minor

    Datren Lamar Pate, 27, a former assistant with youth services of the United Pentecostal Church in Carrollton has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police on sex abuse charges involving a minor.

    The KSP report states Pate was arrested Tuesday, July 21 and was charged with one count of third-degree sodomy, a class D felony and two counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, class B felonies.

    Pate is currently being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.  

  • Camp Invention

    Youngsters learned science can be fun last week as they took apart old electronic equipment and use it to build something like an egg launcher.

    This project was part of Camp Invention held July 13-17 at Cartmell Elementary daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. where 90 local children took part in learning about different aspects of science, according to local camp director Jonica Ray.

  • VA, veterans dedicate new clinic in Carrollton

    Inclement weather never stopped a United States soldier from doing his duty and it did not stop the ceremony for the opening of the new Veteran’s Administration Clinic in Carrollton.

    Veterans, local, state and national politicians and representatives from the community were on hand Wednesday, July 22 to honor veterans and open the new clinic located next to TraderBakers Flea Market on Hwy. 227.  

  • Board members view Cartmell design changes

    Representatives from the Lexington, firm RossTarrant Architects, gave the members of the Carroll County Board of Education the latest update on design developments for renovations to the Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School during its July 23 meeting.

    Renovations at the school are needed due to overcrowding issues. The 46-year-old facility houses students in Head Start and grades four and five, while Kathryn Winn Primary, houses children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Tanker accident shuts down U.S. 42 between Bedford, Carrollton

    U.S. 42 from Bedford to State Hwy. 36 in Carroll County was closed for nearly two days after a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling hydrogen peroxide.

    The wreck occurred at the bottom of Bedford Hill at 6:33 a.m. when the eastbound tractor-trailer left the road and struck an earthen embankment. The tank overturned and began leaking its contents, according to Trooper Seth Willis, public information officer, for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • Court OKs health plan

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Fiscal Court voted Monday to switch the county’s insurance to a Health Reimbursement Account program through its current provider, Anthem.

    The plan was proposed to the court in June by Bob Davis, a representative of Peel and Holland Insurance of Frankfort.

    As of Sept. 1, county employees will receive a medical debit card with which to pay for office visits, emergency-room visits, prescriptions and other services. They will no longer make co-payments for these services, but will be billed full price for all.