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  • Alleged accomplice in FNB robbery indicted

    A man arrested last week for allegedly robbing Carrollton’s First National Bank was indicted Monday by the Carroll County grand jury, along with a woman police believe to be an accomplice in the Jan. 23 crime.

    Cecil J. Messer, 45, was indicted for second-degree robbery, a Class B felony. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

    Michelle Lynn McKinney, 31, of Wrights Ridge Road, Carrollton, was indicted on one count of first-degree complicity to robbery, also a Class B felony.

  • Talent search under way for Chamber banquet entertainment

    If you have talent, any talent, the Chamber of Commerce is looking for you.

    The chamber will be hosting local talent searches on the fourth Thursday of each month from February through July. The winner of each monthly contest will be invited to the annual chamber banquet in August to perform. Performers will be judged by the membership, and the overall winners will receive $750 for first place and a trophy; $200 for second place; and $100 for third.

    The chamber raises money at its banquet through a silent auction, and usually features a guest speaker.

  • Trimble, Owen join cancer fight

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    “Winning is the only option.”

    That’s the pledge many in the stands will have emblazoned across their pink T-shirts when the Lady Raiders take on the Owen County Lady Rebels Friday night in an American Cancer Society fundraiser.

    As part of the national ACS Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, the two schools will face-off in a triple-header aimed at raising money for the organization that provides services to those afflicted with the disease, as well as money to continue the search for a cure.

  • Sheriff investigates burglary at State Hwy. 227 business

    An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from two safes during an apparent burglary sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning at Craig’s Do-It Center on State Hwy. 227.

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith and Deputy Jim Hamilton are investigating the burglary, which was discovered when employees reported for work Friday morning.  

    Hamilton said Monday that the glass of the door on the north side of the building had been broken, and two safes appeared to have been broken into.

  • JCTC adult ed offering skills workshop

    The Carroll County Adult Education program at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 324 Main St., Carrollton, is hosting a Job Skills 101 Workshop.

    The class meets from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 10 through March 5.

    The course is free, but is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (502) 732-7102.

    Topics to be discussed include resume building and writing cover letters; online job searching; application processing; interviewing skills; and a pre-employment assessment brushup.

  • Board OKs amended school district calendar

    The last day of school in the Carroll County School District has been rescheduled to June 1, barring any late-winter snowstorms or other emergencies that could cause cancellation of school during the remainder of the year.

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted on the amended district calendar during it's regular meeting last night (Thursday, Feb. 12).

    Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, "at this point," Superintendent Lisa James said following the meeting. She warned that this date could change again, if more school days are missed.

  • Couch addresses 3CDC annual meeting

    Jack Couch, a former Trimble County Judge Executive, was the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 20, at  Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.

    “My job is to speak and your job is to listen, and I hope you don’t finish first,” Couch said, quoting 1950s presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson from a campaign speech.

    Couch commended the shareholders for the good decisions they have made as they have tried to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life in Carroll County.

  • Walk for Awareness to raise funds to battle congenital heart defects

    Area residents can put on their walking shoes Saturday, Feb. 7, to help raise money for children with congenital heart defects.

    The Walk for Awareness begins at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 213 Main St., Owenton, and will feature shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, inflatables for children, a silent auction and a book fair, along with entertainment.

    Proceeds will benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital’s Cardiology Division and God’s Special Little Hearts, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Owen County Extension Homemakers.

  • County recovering from storm’s effects

    Carroll County wasn’t spared in last week’s snow-and-ice storm, which battered most of the eastern half of the United States that started with snow Monday, followed by sleet and freezing rain – then more snow – Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The ice did the worst damage, bringing down trees and power lines and leaving 1,234 Carroll County customers of Owen Electric Cooperative without power. Co-op officials said service was restored Monday evening, Feb. 2, to all 18,000 customers who lost power.

  • Electronic polling to be used in bridge design selection

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Electronic polling will be used next week to help designers learn more about what local residents want to see in a new bridge.

    A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium in Madison, Ind. will give the general public the opportunity to talk with designers and engineers working on the Milton-Madison Bridge project, as well as look at some design elements that could be included in a possible new bridge.