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  • District to move forward with Winn, Cartmell building projects

    Despite tough economic times and talk of another funding cut by the state, plans continue to move forward for renovations and additions at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary.

    During the Dec. 18 Board of Education meeting, Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects presented a projected timeline showing the work could be completed  as early as August 2011.  

  • Mongiardo sees opportunities in financial crises

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    As a surgeon, Dr. Dan Mongiardo was used to the pressure of making critical decisions when crises arose in an emergency room or trauma center.

    As Kentucky’s lieutenant govener, Mongiardo is embracing the state’s – and the nation’s – current economic crisis as an opportunity for major change.

    Mongiardo was in Carrollton on Friday to give the keynote address at the Carroll County Industrial Expo at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Youth to learn leadership skills in new chamber, CCCDC program

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Community leaders and movers and shakers will be investing time and effort to teach leadership skills to 28 sophomores from Carroll County High School.

    The program is a partnership with the Carroll County Community Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to better prepare the selected students for a productive future.

  • Restitution made to car dealer’s victims

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The case against Todd Nelson is officially closed, and the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler dealership will not be prosecuted for any crimes.

    The dealership closed earlier this year after Nelson defaulted on loans from Chrysler Financial and breeched contracts to the tune of $2 million.

    “There will be no criminal charges filed with regard to the investigation,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Crawford.

  • Winery approved as few vote in special election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    For the first time in several decades, adult beverages may be manufactured and sold legally in Trimble County.

    Turnout was low at last week’s special election, however the majority of those braving the cold to cast their ballot Dec. 16 agreed that Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC should be allowed to sell wine at the facility to be operated on Hwy. 421 South.

  • Bridge may be beyond repair by 2025

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Members of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group met Dec. 9 to review suggested sites for a potential new structure to replace the functionally obsolete one currently spanning the Ohio River between Trimble County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana. This was the third meeting of the council tasked with making a recommendation as to how state and federal transportation officials should solve the decades old bridge problem.

  • Busy weekend for emergency services

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Milton last weekend.

  • Court approves sheriff’s 2009 budget

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    In its only December session, Carroll County Fiscal Court on Dec. 15 approved the half-million-dollar budget for the Carroll County Sheriff’s department.

    More than half of the revenue for the department includes $263,000 commission for collecting the $7 million in property taxes paid in Carroll County. Other sources of revenue include fees from serving papers, arrest warrants, transporting prisoners and other similar fee generating responsibilities.

  • Monk: Mandate may force further salary cuts

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Attorney’s office is facing budget cuts that could include salary reductions by as much as 15.8 percent, effective Jan. 1.

    The commonwealth is dealing with a budget shortfall that may force county attorneys statewide to cut more than $1.1 million total from their budgets over the next six months, said Bill Patrick, executive director of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association, in a recent news release.

  • Carrollton council rejects plan to reduce city insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council began Wednesday’s special meeting with the swearing-in of one of its newest members, Tammy Miller McBurney.

    McBurney, elected to council on Nov. 4, was sworn in Dec. 10 by her brother, Carroll County Magistrate Dean Miller.

    The special meeting was held in place of the Monday, Dec. 8, regular meeting, which was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. To do business, at least four council members must be present for a meeting.

    Proposed ordinance

    rejected