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  • Carroll County man charged with cruelty is regular at Milton swap meet

    Landmark News Service CARROLLTON, Ky. – A Worthville, Ky., man was cited last week on a charge of cruelty to animals by a Carroll County sheriff’s deputy. Donnie Cannon, a regular vendor at the semiannual Milton Animal Swap Meet, was cited Wednesday after authorities investigated complaints from his neighbors. Officials confisca

  • County sees 42 percent increase in prescriptions

    A recent statewide report has confirmed that prescription drug use remains a problem in Carroll County.

    From 2005 to 2007, the rate of prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances increased by almost 42 percent in the county, the second highest increase in the state, according to a report published by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

  • Raid leads to animal cruelty citation

    More than 200 animals were confiscated and Worthville resident Donnie Cannon was cited for animal cruelty following a raid in Worthville, Wednesday, Sept.30.

    “It is my understanding that some complaints were made with the Kentucky State Police by people in Worthville who smelled a stench and reported several animals being seen in the Worthville Cemetery,” said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • 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.

  • Down on the farm
  • 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.

  • Big Dippers
  • 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