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  • Rains halt creek repairs in county

    The Trimble Banner The deluge that dumped another 4.5 inches of rain onto parts of the Trimble County Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, has frustrated repair efforts in some county creeks damaged by torrential rains Aug. 4. All the work completed so far to remove rock washed down into Corn Creek and repair its banks was basically reversed, Tri

  • DAR honors students

    The Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their April 21 luncheon at the General Butler State Resort Park to honor the recipients of the Good Citizens Award given annually to outstanding high school students.

    Regent Nancy Jo Grobmyer presented this year’s Good Citizen Awards to two outstanding young ladies, Christin Stoops, a senior at Carroll County High School; and Molly Wright, a senior at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

  • Two Indiana men die after jumping off bridge

    Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Kentucky State Police were called to the Milton-Madison Bridge last week in two seperate incidents in which witnesses saw men jumping off the Ohio River span. The first incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. KSP Public Information Officer Seth Willis said witnesses watched as a Madison man parked his car on the bridge near the Indi

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bedford man charged

    in stabbing incident

    Jeff Elam, 45, was arrested Thursday, July 2, after a New Hope Road man called 9-1-1 to report he’d been stabbed.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Elam was apprehended at his home on U.S. 421 in Bedford within 20 minutes of the alleged assault, which occurred at 1 p.m.

    The victim, Tony Redman, was treated for a stab wound to his leg, receiving six stitches at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was released the same day.

  • Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

    Kenneth and Patricia Montgomery were honored with a surprise 50th wedding anniversary reception given by their four children, Glenda Montgomery, Gloria Habas, Greg Montgomery and  Gwen (Steve) Abbott; and their five grandchildren, Brittany Martin, Patrick Habas, Nicholas, Natalie and Neil Abbott. on Sunday, April 26 at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Many friends and relatives helped celebrate.

    Ken and Pat were married on April 24, 1959, at the Carrollton Christian Church officiated by the late Rev. Roger I. Amason.

  • Sgt. McClellan in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Shawn McClellan left for Afghanistan April 16 on a year long deployment. He is based out of Fort Bragg, N.C. and is a member of the 82nd AirBorne Division. He leaves behind his wife, Amanda and 16 month old daughter, Kylie. The McClellans just learned they are expecting their second baby in late November.

  • 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.”