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  • River Valley moves tasting room to winery

    Krasi and Vicky Georgiev, owners of River Valley Winery, have relocated the winery’s tasting room – The Mehana – from downtown Carrollton to their farm, located at 1279 Mound Hill Road on state Hwy. 549.

    The Georgievs, who have operated the winery since 2001, first opened their tasting room at 126 Sixth Street in January 2008.

    Vicky Georgiev says it “was the plan all along” to ultimately have the tasting room facility located at the winery at the top of Mound Hill.

  • Class of 2009

    The diplomas have been awarded and the mortarboards have been thrown in the air as the Carroll County class of 2009 took part in graduation exercises.

    On Sunday, June 7, the gymnasium was packed as family and friends stood as the graduating class marched in, girls coming from one side, boys from the other.  

  • Hill begins serving 180 day sentence

    After a lengthy battle in the appellate court system, Patrick Hill, 47, was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center Thursday, June 4, to begin serving a 180 day sentence for a conviction on a class A misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse.

    Hill was arrested Sept. 17, 2007 and was convicted six months later on March 18, 2008 on charges stemming from an incident that occurred inside his video store in Carrollton involving a female minor in August 2007.

  • One last picnic at old Milton Elementary

    The Trimble Banner

    Monday was a “bittersweet” day, as parents, retirees and others from the community attended the “Past and Present” picnic with teachers and students at the current Milton Elementary School.

    The school, built in 1952, is being replaced with a brand-new building about 2 miles south on U.S. Hwy. 421.

  • Beuji the drug dog pays visit to TCHS

    The Trimble Banner

    There’s nothing better than a bored drug-sniffing dog. Just ask Stirling Sampson, principal of Trimble County High School.

    Ron Moser of Discreet Detection K-9 Services of Louisville brought his Dutch shepherd, a 7-year-old female named Beuji, for the fourth and final visit to the school for 2008-09. The pair found nothing suspicious in any of the classrooms, lockers or student cars in the parking lot.

  • Owen Electric wins approval for rate increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a request by Owen Electric Cooperative to pass along to its members a rate increase from its wholesale power provider East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

    The rate increase is effective April 1.

    The decision will increase the average monthly residential power bill by about $7, which is about 7 percent.

  • County records a concern after courthouse fire

    The recent fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison has served as a wakeup call to governments in surrounding communities to review safety procedures and storage of important records and documents.

  • Relay for Life total nears $92,000

    Carroll County Relay for Life has raised more than $92,000 following its annual 12-hour event fundraiser for the battle against cancer Friday evening through Saturday morning at Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Money is still coming in, according to Relay for Life chairman Scott Niswonger.

    “I have cash money already deposited and check deposits sent off to the ACS headquarters,” accounting chairperson Beth Toombs said Monday. “I made the cash deposit Saturday morning as soon as U.S. Bank opened.”

  • Budget increase sought to maintain office’s salaries

    Reductions in the amount of money state government allots toward salaries of office personnel employed in county attorneys’ offices has prompted Carroll County Attorney James Monk to seek an increase from Carroll County Fiscal Court in the 2009-2010 budget. On May 12, fiscal court held the first reading of the proposed $11,014,888 budget, which included an appropriation of $10,000 to the county attorney’s office.

  • Crash claims life of Sanders woman

    Lonna D. Kehrer of Sanders, died Sunday, May 24 in Gallatin County when a vehicle driven by Brian J. Ritchey II, 28 of Bluff City, Tenn., was eastbound of U.S. 42 and turned in front of Kehrer’s westbound vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police.