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  • Winery owners seek amendment to allow Sunday wine sales

    The Trimble Banner

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. –Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate” specifically to visit the winery.

  • DJ Carroll featured in national publication

    A local and young entrepreneur proved so impressive that the national publication Turf Magazine published a feature story on him last month.

    The multi-page magazine spread tells how DJ Carroll, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, began his lawn care service in high school while playing football for the Panthers.

    Since graduation, he has since been all business about growing his business.

  • Fireworks light up Butler Lake
  • Coons reports quiet weekend at Milton Regatta camp

    Regatta revelers on the Milton, Ky., side of the Ohio River were well-behaved, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.

    Coons said Monday that there were DUI arrests made by his staff and Kentucky State Police on State Hwy. 36 and U.S. 421 South, but there were no serious incidents among those camping on the riverbank.

    Coons credits the quiet weekend to a smaller crowd than usual on the Milton side, and to the rainy, chilly weather on Saturday, July 4.

  • Ash ponds raise concerns after breach at Kingston, Tenn. dam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified the Ghent Generating Station of Kentucky Utilities as one of 44 high-hazard coal ash piles in 10 states.

    The EPA list that includes the Ghent Kentucky Utilities plant was released earlier this year after a December slurry pond breach in Tennessee that has raised concerns about coal ash storage ponds across the nation.

  • McMahan sentencing set for August

    A felony rape case in Edmunds County, S.D., involving Brent McMahan, formerly of Carrollton, has been dismissed after he entered a guilty plea agreement to a misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent.

    According to court documents from the Fifth Circuit Court, State’s Attorney Lynda Hento dismissed the felony rape charges against McMahan Friday, June 5 and he pleaded guilty to a class 1 misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent that same day.

  • Local man charged in felony abuse case

    Steven Finkel, 21, has been arrested on first degree criminal abuse charges in connection with injuries suffered by his seven week-old son and has been lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond.

    Finkel is scheduled for arraignment today, Wednesday, July 8 in District Court at the William Wheeler Hall of Justice in Carrollton.

    Should Finkel be convicted on the class C felony charge, he could serve five to 10 years in the penitentiary and receive fines from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • Madison developers buy Trimble tobacco barn

    The Trimble Banner

    A portion of Trimble County history will be part of an ambitious historic renovation project on the riverfront in Madison, Ind.

    David Landau and his partners in the River Mill Resort project signed a contract with the Trimble County Public Library board of trustees to remove the giant tobacco barn that stands just south of Bedford city limits on U.S. 42.

    The structure stands on land purchased by the board for construction of a new library facility. Site preparation is already in progress on the property.

  • New landfill pact to boost county funds

    The Trimble Banner

    A new contract expected to bring more business to Valley View Landfill should be good news for Trimble County’s general fund.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bedford man charged

    with felony assault, intimidation

    A 18-year-old Bedford man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts in Trimble County District Court on Tuesday, June 30.

    Court records indicate Jordan T. Bray was arrested June 10 on charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and intimidating a participant in legal procedings, a Class D felony.