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  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries

    A motorcyclist was injured in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 421 North in Bedford at 2:33 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Jason Long of Milton Fire and Rescue said Sharon Smith lost control of the bike and overturned. She was transported by Trimble County EMS to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind., for treatment of minor injuries. The accident was investigated by Kentucky State Police Post 5.

  • Carroll receives food and shelter funding

    The News-Democrat

  • Raisor named new principal at area technology center

    The News-Democrat

    Veteran business and technology instructor Crystal Raisor has been hired as principal of the Carroll County Area Technology Center.

    The school serves students from Carroll and Trimble counties, as well as Gallatin and Owen school districts. Raisor takes over a position that has been vacant since Jennifer Stafford resigned at the end of December 2008 to take a position in Frankfort. Raisor’s first day on the job as principal was Thursday, April 16.

  • Updated renovation designs presented for initial viewing

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Board of Education viewed an update schematic design for proposed renovations at Cartmell Elementary School during its meeting April 21.  

    The design ideas are being developed by a committee made up of teachers, staff and administrators to explore options for adding space to the facility.

    The committee has been meeting since the end of January with representatives of RossTarrant Architects, a Lexington firm, to address overcrowding and traffic control issues at the Cartmell campus.

  • Three fugitives caught in Nebraska

    Landmark News Service

    Three fugitives from an Indiana prison are back behind bars after being apprehended in Nebraska almost a week after their escape.

    Jerry Sargent, a 59-year-old from Williamstown, fled the Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City, Ind., on Friday, March 20, along with Bobby Cockerell III, 31, and Christopher Marshall, 49.

    Grant County authorities were on alert and local schools kept security tight after speculation Sargent might try to see family members living in the area.

  • Barn Blaze triggered by nearby brush fire

    A brush fire started by a property owner led to the total loss of a Trimble County barn Monday night.

    Firefighters from Bedford and Milton’s volunteer departments were called to the scene at 8:34 p.m., along with Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons and troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5, according to a KSP dispatcher.

  • Wilson indicted for faking evidence to avoid jail

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Karen Wilson, 47, of Warsaw, Ky. was indicted in Carroll County on two Class D felonies, criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence. She was also indicted on a charge of second-degree persistent felony offender, according to court records.

    Wilson is being held without bond in the Carroll County Detention Center on the current indictment and a motion to revoke her probation for previous convictions.  

  • Bedford citywide cleanup May 16-17

    The Trimble Banner

    Bedford City Commissioners voted Monday to have a citywide cleanup during the month of May.

    A Dumpster will be placed on the grounds of the Trimble County Middle School late Friday, May 15. Residents will be able to deposit trash in the Dumpster on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. It will be removed early Monday, May 18, to prevent any inconvenience to school personnel and students.

  • ArvinMeritor considers moving operations

    ArvinMeritor, Inc. issued a press release Tuesday afternoon announcing the company is considering outsourcing its machining operations and moving its assembly operations currently located in Carrollton to other facilities in Kentucky and Ohio.

    The company met with union officials of the United Auto Workers Local 1813 today to discuss the plans which will impact about 49 hourly positions, according to the release. A final decision will be made following further discussions with the union.

  • Ghent agrees to return restoration grant money

    The News-Democrat

    Ghent City Commission has decided that after more than seven years of consideration, it will end its efforts to restore the Ghent Christian Church.

    The city will now have to repay the $40,201.08 already spent and walk away from the project, based on the action taken at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14.

    The money will be repaid in installments, but according to city clerk Bulinda Willis. This is about half of the city’s annual revenue that for the 2007-08 budget year.