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  • Fire damages historic Madison landmark

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    The opening sentence of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” could very well have described one day, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in the life of one city, Madison, Ind., although penned in the nineteenth century.

  • Cemetery policies reviewed

    The Bedford City Commission held the first reading of a cemetery ordinance outlining policies and procedures for the city’s operation of the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

    The city bought the cemetery in September from the local lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Because of declining numbers, the lodge sold the cemetery as one of its final orders of business before folding.

    “They were going to put it on the open market,” Commissioner Darrell Harmon explained during the meeting.

  • Collision on Barebone Road injures three

    Three men were injured in a two-car collision Thursday afternoon, May 14, on Barebone Road in Trimble County.

    Sgt. Larry Newton of Post 5, Kentucky State Police, said Friday the two vehicles sideswiped each other on the narrow, winding road shortly after 1 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that an eastbound pickup truck driven by Justin Edwards, 20, of Simpsonville, left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The truck was completely destroyed.

  • State OK given in time for mutual aid

    Just two days before a devastating fire nearly destroyed the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Ind., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gave Milton’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department the OK to cross the Milton-Madison Bridge with trucks weighing over the 15-ton limit.

     

  • County reduces budget by $1 million for 09-10

    Carroll Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2009-2010 budget during its May 12 meeting. Totaling $11,014,888, the budget is less than the previous year, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    “Last year’s budget was over $12 million,” Tomlinson said. “I based this budget on a tax rate of 4.5 percent instead of 4.9 percent, which is where we were in the last budget.”

  • Committee receives $65,500 for recreational trails project

    Carroll County and Carrollton city officials, and members of the Recreational Trails Committee celebrated receipt of a check Wednesday, May 20, for $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch the Park to Park Trails project.

  • 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.