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  • 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.

  • Wilson indicted for faking evidence to avoid jail

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Karen Wilson, 47, of Warsaw, Ky. was indicted in Carroll County on two Class D felonies, criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence. She was also indicted on a charge of second-degree persistent felony offender, according to court records.

    Wilson is being held without bond in the Carroll County Detention Center on the current indictment and a motion to revoke her probation for previous convictions.  

  • Bedford citywide cleanup May 16-17

    The Trimble Banner

    Bedford City Commissioners voted Monday to have a citywide cleanup during the month of May.

    A Dumpster will be placed on the grounds of the Trimble County Middle School late Friday, May 15. Residents will be able to deposit trash in the Dumpster on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. It will be removed early Monday, May 18, to prevent any inconvenience to school personnel and students.

  • ArvinMeritor considers moving operations

    ArvinMeritor, Inc. issued a press release Tuesday afternoon announcing the company is considering outsourcing its machining operations and moving its assembly operations currently located in Carrollton to other facilities in Kentucky and Ohio.

    The company met with union officials of the United Auto Workers Local 1813 today to discuss the plans which will impact about 49 hourly positions, according to the release. A final decision will be made following further discussions with the union.

  • Ghent agrees to return restoration grant money

    The News-Democrat

    Ghent City Commission has decided that after more than seven years of consideration, it will end its efforts to restore the Ghent Christian Church.

    The city will now have to repay the $40,201.08 already spent and walk away from the project, based on the action taken at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14.

    The money will be repaid in installments, but according to city clerk Bulinda Willis. This is about half of the city’s annual revenue that for the 2007-08 budget year.

  • Marshall’s stolen truck found in Kansas

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith has been notified that Richard Marshall’s truck that was stolen from his farm on March 23 when three escaped convicts allegedly bludgeoned him has been found in Topeka, Kan.

    Smith said the truck will be brought back to Carroll County some time this week and will be processed for evidence by the Kentucky State Police.  

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge project advisory group meets April 28

    The advisory group for the Milton-Madison Bridge project will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Historic Broadway Hotel’s Livery Stable Banquet Hall, 313 Broadway St., Madison.

    The meeting is open to the community and will include brief public comment periods. Anyone wishing to speak before the PAG meeting begins may sign-up at the door. There will be additional time following the meeting for public comment.

  • Vandals target signs at park

    The News-Democrat

    Local police and park officials are investigating a number of incidents of vandalism and theft at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, according to Clay Cable, Maintenance Supervisor at the park.

    “We’ve had several signs stolen, and several cases of someone busting them up. Some have disappeared and we don’t know where they’ve gone,” Cable said. “Some of the signs have been beaten with a ball bat. Some were removed by jerking them from the sign posts.”

  • Work continues on water line

    The Trimble Banner

    Though plagued with many rainy days so far this spring, work on the new 12-inch water line is about 60 percent complete, Trimble County Water District manager Darra Smith said last week.

    Installation of the line, which replaces a 6-inch water line, began at Wise’s Landing and up Brays Ridge Road to U.S. 42 West. The line replacement will continue through Bedford to the water tower and then to the water district office and down U.S. 42 East to the intersection with Starks Lane.