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  • Bridging the Gap

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Is a new bridge necessary?

    That was the question at the forefront when members of the Milton-Madison Bridge project advisory group met last week to continue addressing how best to resolve issues with the important structure’s inadequacies.

    This was the second meeting of the group that has been tasked with brainstorming ideas for possible replacement or rehabilitation of the current bridge that spans the Ohio River from Milton, Ky. to Madison, Ind.

  • Committee hopes to blaze trails to connect local parks

    Imagine seven miles of walking and hiking trails that could take you from General Butler State Resort Part to Carroll County’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Connecting the two parks with a new trail along the abandoned Lock Road is one of the goals of the county’s Recreational Trails Committee, led by Joan Moore, executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

  • Dinner or hunger?

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    This week, more than two-dozen boys from Milton will give of themselves to help those in Trimble County who have fallen upon hard times. Their success, however, depends on you.

    Despite the welcome drop in fuel prices recently, many in the community continue to struggle to afford necessities, such as food. For some, family members may be able to pitch in when needed. But for others, resources like the food pantry at Milton Methodist Church make the difference between putting dinner on the table or going without.

  • Have gun, will travel

    by LORRIE KINKADE

    The resignations of two deputies will lead to a reorganization of the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.

    Sheriff Tim Coons last week announced the upcoming departures of Chief Deputy Willie Herald and part-time deputy Shane Mosley. Both will turn in their badges Friday, Nov. 14.

    “Both of these men have been a tremendous asset to the department and will be sadly missed,” Coons said.

    Herald

  • Carroll Co. voters turn out in force for Election Day

    The trend this year for high voter turnout nationwide didn’t miss Carroll County.

    Of the 7,210 voters registered here, The News-Democrat estimates about 4,457 voters – or about 62 percent – cast ballots at the county’s 11 precincts.*

    That number includes 212 voters who cast absentee ballots, according to acting County Clerk Patti Mefford. Mefford said 112 voters came to the clerk’s office to vote on the machine, and her office gave out 102 paper ballots – 100 of those were completed and returned by the Nov. 3 deadline.

  • McMahan arraigned in S.D. on rape charge; posts bond

    Brent McMahan, 41, of Carrollton was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 28, on charges of third-degree rape, a Class 2 felony in the 5th Judicial Circuit in Edmunds County, S.D.

    The charges stem from an allegation from Lisa Davis, 30, a resident of South Dakota, that on May 4, McMahan allegedly had sexual intercourse with her while she was allegedly unable to give consent because of an intoxicating narcotic, anesthetic agent or hypnosis, according to the indictment.

  • Almost 60 percent of Trimble electorate votes as Kentucky sets record in historic election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The 2008 general election made history not only because of the nation’s choice for president, but also because of record-setting voter turnout in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Greyson said last week that unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicated more than 1.8 million registered voters visited the state’s polls to cast votes in presidential and congressional races, as well as local races in many areas.

  • Bedford man charged with manslaughter after Tuesday crash

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    One man is dead and another facing manslaughter charges following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night.

    Jose Luis Benitez, 32, of Milton died Nov. 11 after the car he was riding in was struck by a pickup truck in the 6800 block of U.S. Hwy. 421 North. The collision occurred at around 4:45 p.m.

  • Public meeting Nov. 19 for Prestonville project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a public meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Westside Volunteer Fire Department to discuss a proposal from a Louisville company to build a terminal on the Kentucky River, 0.7 miles south of the confluence with the Ohio River.

    Once built, the terminal will be used by Louisville Paving Co. for barge deliveries of liquid asphalt, which the company will store in two large tanks on the property, located just outside the Prestonville city limits.

  • The votes are in

    Over 53-percent of Trimble County's registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4 to cast their ballots for U.S. President, members of Congress and local school board and city commission candidates.

    The McCain/Palin ticket proved a winner locally, with 2,239 votes in comparison to 1,484 for Obama/Biden.