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  • Bedford woman charged with felony forgery

    A Bedford woman was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 28, on two counts of second-degree for gery, a Class C felony.

    Tonia Burton, 34, of Burton Hill Road, pleaded not guilty to both counts.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons arrested Burton on April 17 on warrants from the county attorney’s office. Charges were filed against her by a former employer, Dennis M. Hawkins, who alleges that Burton forged his signature on two checks drawing money from an account for his business, James Welding Service in Bedford.

  • Engineers outline bridge options

    MADISON, Ind. – After Tuesday’s meeting of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group in Madison, officials said engineers would be rolling up their sleeves to start work on designs based on three of the five alternative locations.

  • Annual libary art exhibit opens

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Public Library opened the doors to one of its largest exhibits for the annual Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

    The library hosted a reception for artists displaying their works, which range from watercolor and acrylic paintings, to photography and hand-crafted items. Ronald DeVore, an artist participating in the show, performed traditional sounds on his dulcimer during the opening.

  • Video, concert to raise funds for Relay for Life

    The News-Democrat

    The 2009 Carroll County Relay for Life committee is planning a “in memory of/honor of” video production as a fundraiser. Area residents are encouraged to submit photos and information about the individual or individuals they want to include in this tribute no later than Thursday, May 7. The video will be produced with the assistance of Rob Riley at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

  • Prestonville asphalt terminal permit issued

    The News-Democrat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville Division has approved an application filed by Louisville Paving Company Inc. for a permit to build and operate a liquid-asphalt storage terminal on the Kentucky River near Prestonville.

    Corps public affairs representative Carol Labashosky said Friday the permit was issued on March 31.

  • County to seek three Homeland Security grants

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved three Homeland Security resolutions last week that could provide more than $133,100 in grant funds of local law enforcement equipment.

    The county voted to seek the funds through the United States Department of Homeland Security in three grant applications during fiscal court’s April 28 meeting.

    The largest, for $77,217, would provide communications upgrades for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department communications equipment.

  • Prescription drop-off box aids in disposal of unused pills

    The News-Democrat

    The Carrollton Police Department will pattern a new program in July after a successful effort in Salt Lake City, Utah to help residents rid their homes of outdated or unused prescription medications safely.

    The program will provide a box, similar to a Fed-Ex drop box that will be located in City Hall and people will be able to drop off out of date or unused prescriptions anonymously beginning in July, according to police chief Mike Willhoite.

  • Quilting at Cartmell
  • TOWER BOOSTS CELL SIGNAL

    Trimble County residents who rely on Verizon Wireless for their cell phone service soon will have Jim and Ruth Overton to thank for better reception, particularly in the Milton area.

    The Overtons recently leased 10,000 square feet of property on McCord Lane to the communications company. McCord Lane intersects with U.S. Hwy. 421 North in front of King’s Daughters’ Trimble County Medical Building.

  • Children’s mental health issues are focus of Cartmell programs

    The News-Democrat

    Cartmell Elementary students are creating a quilt describing what makes them happy for Childhood Mental Health Month as they explore their feelings and emotions.

    The quilt, designed to help children recognize when and why they are happy, will hang in Cartmell’s cafeteria to serve as a reminder of those emotions, according to Charlotte Curnutt, the family liaison at Cartmell. All students are participating in the project and will be able to visually see that happiness comes in many different forms to different people.