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Local News

  • 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.

  • County may take on Flood Court; state to replace Jones Lane bridge

    Trimble County Fiscal Court gave preliminary approval April 20 to a request to take over Flood Court, a gravel road off Webb Lane, pending additional improvements.

  • Nurse sentenced to 180 days, probation for the theft of a controlled substance

    The News-Democrat

    Rachel Moore, 33, of Carrollton was sentenced to 180 days incarceration in circuit court Monday, April 20 for theft of a controlled substance a Class C felony.

    Moore, a registered nurse and former employee of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, was arrested in December 2008 for theft of a controlled substance. Moore could have received five to 10 years incarceration and fines between $1,000 and $10,000.

  • 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.