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  • Young leaders complete projects, graduate from first year’s program

    Five months of meetings and projects culminated in graduation from the Young Leaders Institute Tuesday, May 19 for a select group of Carroll County sophomores.

    The program began in the fall of 2008 and the students had five months of field trips and a large group project as they learned about finance, agribusiness, industry, government and health services in the county.

  • Premium increases prompt review

    Facing significant increases in premiums paid for county employee health-insurance, Judge-Executive Randy Stevens proposed a review of the current policy at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting May 18.

  • Beverly arrested on rape charges

    Shawn Beverly, 28, was arrested for first-degree rape, a class B felony Tuesday May 19 and was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

    According to records from Detective Brady Lineman of the Kentucky State Police, the alleged rape took place on May 16 at the home of Beverly in Carrollton. The victim is a female juvenile.

    If convicted of the class B felony, Beverly could be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the penitentiary and receive a fine of from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • NAS opens new mill line

    North American Stainless, a giant in the steel industry and as an employer in Carroll County, is weathering the poor economy by doing everything in their power to be conservative and proactive.

    Cristobal Fuentes, vice president of manufacturing operations at NAS, recently showed off the new Z-Mill number 5 in the cold rolling mill operation that produced its first coil of steel about one month ago.

  • Kinman dealership to keep Chevrolet

    No news is good news, and that’s exactly how Herb Kinman views the fact that he has not received a letter from General Motors about closing his Chevrolet dealership.

    “We definitely under no circumstances got a letter from General Motors,” Kinman said in an interview last week.

    General Motors is on the verge of bankruptcy and has been sending out letters to dealerships across the country stating they would not be renewing some franchises in October 2010, Kinman said.  

  • Milton City Commission approves first reading of 2009-10 budget

    Milton City Commission approved the first reading of its 2009-10 budget, with no comment and no discussion at its regular meeting Thursday, May 14.

    The second reading of the budget will be June 11, 7pm. Budgets must be finalized by the end of June; the new fiscal year begins July 1.

  • A new Principal for Milton Elementary

    When Sharon James moved with her family to Kentucky in 2005, she felt very lucky to land a teaching position at Bedford Elementary School the year the new building was opened.

    That luck is carrying through four years later, as James was hired last week to be principal at Milton Elementary School, just in time for the transition from the old school to the brand-new building that opens in the fall.

  • Ghent adopts budget, tackles nuisances

    Planning amended budgets for the city and the sewer department of over $1 million was easier for Ghent City Commission than dealing with items of city pride such as rundown buildings, dogs running loose and unkempt properties.

    The commission heard the first reading of two ordinances to amend budgets for the upcoming fiscal year for the city operations and the sewer division.  The second reading and final adoption will be heard at the next regular meeting Tuesday June 9.

  • Howard convicted on drug trafficking charges

    In a marathon court session Thursday lasting nearly 14 hours, Donald Howard, 54, was convicted on four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

    After convicting Howard, the jury recommended a sentence of 40 years. He was taken into custody immediately and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    The Kentucky State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested Howard Dec. 4, 2008 on trafficking charges after a five-month investigation. He was indicted on two separate occasions resulting in the four charges, all class C felonies.

  • Meeting a music legend