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  • Man jailed for December murder

    A former Milton resident remains behind bars today, charged in the alleged murder of his former roommate.

    Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 33, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones.

    Jones’ body was located Jan. 15 in a ravine near the Ohio River in Trimble County.

    Police allege Mullins, of eastern Kentucky, killed the 56-year-old Jones on Dec. 6, and later dumped his body in the remote ravine.

  • County fails 911 audit

    Mapping-system software used by the county to locate cell-phone calls made to 911 is being blamed for the failure of the system to pass a mandatory audit.

    The Commercial Mobile Radio Service board notified dispatch supervisor Randy Tharp in October that the system had failed and gave the county 90 days to come up with a plan to make the changes required. The audits are mandated by cell-phone companies that help fund the system. The county must past a second audit or risk losing the funding.

  • Sheriff investigates vandalism in Bedford

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Vandalism is on the rise in Trimble County.

    The Trimble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vandalism that has occurred across the county recently.

    Sheriff Tim Coons said his office first received complaints three weeks ago of graffiti spray painted on property in the area of Sunnyside Road. Coons said a vehicle, road signs and a mobile home were among the “tagged” property in the subdivision near Bedford.

  • Three pieces of property that, together, once were the Todd Nelson Chrysler dealership, were sold at auction Monday, Jan. 12, on the front steps of the Carroll County Courthouse downtown.

    The properties, located on State Hwy. 227, were bought by Ford dealership owner Earl Floyd for $550,000.

    The property was ordered to be sold at auction by Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates.

  • KSP investigates string of burglaries

    By CINDY DIFAZIO

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Single vehicle accident claims life of Carroll County man

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Don Proctor, 47, in a single-car accident Jan. 18 at 1:15 a.m. in Carroll County. 

    KSP Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5, Campbellsburg, arrived on the scene to find a 1995 red Dodge pickup overturned on State Hwy. 36, about a mile west of U.S. 42.

    Maupin is in charge of the investigation and is working with Troopers Kyle Moffet, Manny Soto and Justin Sams. KSP was assisted by the  is the lead investigator with Troopers Moffet, Soto and Sams assisting and Carroll County EMS also responding at the scene.

  • Local people sought to fill census jobs

    A mandate in the U.S. Constitution means some local jobs are opening up that will last at least until the end of 2010.

    The U.S. Census Bureau in Northern Kentucky needs to fill a number of positions, from enumerators (census takers) to crew leaders and assistant crew leaders to help count the number of people living in Carroll County.

  • New rules govern used homes

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    New rules regarding the installation of manufactured and mobile homes may affect local residents.

    Electrical Inspector Jack McKinney has been inspecting mobile homes in Trimble County for 15 years. On average, he is called to inspect the outside electrical connections for approximately 20 pre-owned homes per year. In the past, his seal has been all that was needed for utility companies to flip the switch supplying current to the residences.

  • Bridge work slows traffic

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Beginning last Friday, commuters using the Milton-Madison Bridge were forced to wait in long lines when officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation blocked one lane of the thoroughfare with vehicles and large machinery. Though the closure that lasted until yesterday was inconvenient to drivers, it was necessary, according to spokesperson Andrea Clifford, for engineers to obtain samples needed to test the stability of the structure’s support piers.

  • City council welcomes new members

    Carrollton City Council welcomed three new members to their ranks, as they met in regular session Monday, Jan. 11.

    Adam Raker and Tammy McBurney were elected in November filling seats vacated by Christen Brock, who chose not to run again  for personal reasons, and Bill Welty, who had been appointed.  

    Welty was appointed by Mayor Dwight Louden on June 23 to fill a vacancy created when then-councilman David Wilhoite was named county coroner to replace the late Jimmy Dunn. Wilhoite was elected to council in 2007.