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  • Bank robbery suspect remains at large

    By SHARON GRAVES

    Landmark News Service

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Two rookie officers join Carrollton PD

    The Carrollton Police Department has added two new recruits to the force.

    Officers Justin Doll and Michael Jump, both 24, were hired to fill out the department, bringing the total number of officers to 10.

    Doll, 24, is a 2002 graduate of Carroll County High School. He served for four years in the U.S. Navy, most recently assigned to the USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. He was a machinist mate and reached the rank of petty officer third class.

  • Planning stage under way for Cartmell renovation

    Imagine being able to design your own school – listing everything you might want, from video-conferencing capability to a gymnasium that doesn’t double as a cafeteria and auditorium.

    That’s the task at hand for a building committee comprised of school administrators and teachers planning the renovation of Cartmell Elementary School. The committee held its first meeting at the school Monday, Jan. 26.

  • MILTON BRIDGE WORK POSTPONED

    Work on the Milton-Madison Bridge previously scheduled to begin tomorrow and continue through Feb. 3 has been postponed. Workers had planned to complete drilling of support piers for stability testing, a process that began Jan. 16. Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Highways, blamed forecasted inclement weather for the delay. Testing has not been rescheduled as of press time Jan. 27.

  • BLIZZARD HITS REGION

    Crews are hard at work in Carroll and surrounding counties to restore power to thousands left in the cold and dark from this week's snow and ice storms.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson said Thursday morning (Jan. 29) that the National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton was opened Wednesday night as an emergency shelter for those who need a place to stay overnight or a place to warm up during the day.

  • Police investigate Baker death

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating the recent death of Brady Baker, 22, of Carrollton.

    Baker was found unresponsive at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Carrollton Village apartment of Latasha Hughes, Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday.

    Hughes was an acquaintance of Baker, and he had been staying at her apartment for about two weeks, Willhoite said.

    The investigation was opened because Baker was believed to be in good health  with no known medical problems, Willhoite said.

  • 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.