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  • Court dismisses Maiden suit against police, city

    The News-Democrat

    A lawsuit against former Carrollton police officer Rodney Hawkins, the City of Carrollton and several others filed by Danny Maiden has been dismissed after nearly three years in the court system.

    Maiden claimed in his suit filed August 4, 2006 he had been wrongfully arrested by Hawkins following a domestic incident at Riverdaze, a music festival, at Point Park in Carrollton on August 6, 2005.

  • THEN THERE WERE 4

    Officials announced Tuesday morning that four alternatives have been chosen for the project to replace the Milton-Madison Bridge, narrowing the field from 14 original alternatives presented in the fall to residents of the Kentucky and Indiana communities separated by the Ohio River.

    In a news release, officials stated the alternatives include replacing the superstructure on the existing piers and two new options that are hybrids of alternatives that would build a new bridge across the river. The fourth alternative, and the least likely to be approved, is to do nothing.

  • ArvinMeritor holding talks with union on job cuts

    The News-Democrat

    The fate of about 49 employees at ArvinMeritor is still being decided as company and union officials meet and try to come to an agreement.

    In a cost cutting move, ArvinMeritor has already laid off 142 employees according to Krista Sohm, senior director of corporate communications with ArvinMeritor Inc. The company made an announcement last week it is considering outsourcing its machining operations, which would greatly reduce the workforce at the Carrollton plant.

  • City council OKs declines in Carrollton Utilities revenue, expenses

    The News-Democrat

    With income from sales, transportation revenue and interest down across the board for Carrollton Utilities, city council approved a budget amendment Monday night to reflect the declines.

    During its April 27 meeting, city council heard  Carrollton Utilities general manager Bill Osborne crunch the numbers for the remainder of this year and provide a look ahead at a proposed budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins July 1.

  • 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.