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  • State eyes federal funding to repair Hwy. 625 span

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented Fiscal Court with plans Monday for the 2009-10 Rural Secondary Roads plan for Trimble County.

    The county was allotted $525,711 for repaving projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Of that, $275,000 has been set aside for routine maintenance, including patching, ditching and snow and ice removal for the 59 miles of state roads, said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state Department of Highways.

  • Worthville man is charged with rape

    A Worthville man was arrested Friday, March 13 for third-degree rape a class D felony and first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony with victims under 12 years of age.

    Mike W. Smith, 33, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Brown and was housed in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond.  

    The arrest stems from two separate alleged incidents with two victims. The cases go back several years, according to the KSP citation.

  • Weight limit set for Milton-Madison Bridge

    MILTON, Ky. – Tractor trailers and other vehicles weighing 15 tons or more soon will be barred from the Milton-Madison Bridge, following a recent inspection by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    A “fracture critical inspection” conducted in December revealed “advanced deterioration” of the bridge, officials said during a meeting Thursday, March 12, at Milton City Hall.

  • Carcass removal new concern for county farmers

    New regulations handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has left local counties scrambling to revise programs for collection and disposal of livestock carcasses.

    For years, Trimble County meat and dairy producers have relied on Nation Brothers of Shelbyville, Ky., which was under contract with Fiscal Court to pick up dead livestock on county farms.

  • Material targets local unemployed workers

    The nationwide economic recession seems to be affecting Carroll County workers at a higher rate than elsewhere in the region, according to the state's most recent statistics.

  • Forget plastic: Cash is the new cash

    Twenty-four cents was enough to almost break Lola Perry.

    She’d just gone to a Bedford grocery to replenish her food supplies after January’s ice storm, and after spending about $35 in food stamps there, she realized she’d forgotten tomatoes.

    When she returned to the checkout, the clerk initially rejected Perry’s card and asked her to spend at least $5 for her electronic transaction. Perry was less than a quarter shy of that limit.

  • 'Unleaded' fueling local music scene

    They’re called Unleaded –– but for something that’s supposed to be void of tetraethyl lead or gaseous compounds, the five-member heavy-metal band seems to have concocted a premium formula. This year alone they’ve booked several gigs across the region, won a high-profile music competition and put out a five-track disc of original songs.

    “I would have never guessed we’d be at the spot we are right now,” said Ethan Turner, who plays drums for the band.

  • C’ton man indicted on abduction attempt

    A Carrollton man was indicted Monday for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old Carroll County girl on Wednesday, March 4.

    Brian D. Perry, 19, allegedly tried to abduct the girl, who was walking home alone from Carroll County Middle School. He was charged with attempted kidnapping, a Class C felony. If convicted Perry could face five to 10 years in the penitentiary and fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Perry remains held in Carroll County Regional Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • ‘Murderous’ performance by CCHS Players

    It’s no mystery – the CCHS Players gave a fine performance Friday night at Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle to a small but enthusiastic crowd.

    The play, “Murder by the Book,” is about a literary society so secret, the members only know each other as the famous authors whose personas they take on for a weekend meeting.

    The group, however, seems to have been infiltrated by a schemer angered by its pan of one of his own works.

    Check out the slideshow below for more photos from the CCHS Players presentation on Friday, March 6.

  • 2 plays, 1 night of drama

    The TCHS Drama Club members showcased their on-stage skills Saturday night in the Raider Arena. Rita McKay and Bonnie Peugeot directed the shows “Conflict,” by Wade Bradford and “French Toast,” by Donald Payton.

    “We started preparing and voted out of three stories back in September and we had cast try-outs in October. Then just six weeks before the play, we had six actors and actress that had to discontinue being part of the play production,” Peugeot said.