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  • Winery approved as few vote in special election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    For the first time in several decades, adult beverages may be manufactured and sold legally in Trimble County.

    Turnout was low at last week’s special election, however the majority of those braving the cold to cast their ballot Dec. 16 agreed that Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC should be allowed to sell wine at the facility to be operated on Hwy. 421 South.

  • Bridge may be beyond repair by 2025

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Members of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group met Dec. 9 to review suggested sites for a potential new structure to replace the functionally obsolete one currently spanning the Ohio River between Trimble County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana. This was the third meeting of the council tasked with making a recommendation as to how state and federal transportation officials should solve the decades old bridge problem.

  • Busy weekend for emergency services

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Milton last weekend.

  • Court approves sheriff’s 2009 budget

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    In its only December session, Carroll County Fiscal Court on Dec. 15 approved the half-million-dollar budget for the Carroll County Sheriff’s department.

    More than half of the revenue for the department includes $263,000 commission for collecting the $7 million in property taxes paid in Carroll County. Other sources of revenue include fees from serving papers, arrest warrants, transporting prisoners and other similar fee generating responsibilities.

  • Monk: Mandate may force further salary cuts

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Attorney’s office is facing budget cuts that could include salary reductions by as much as 15.8 percent, effective Jan. 1.

    The commonwealth is dealing with a budget shortfall that may force county attorneys statewide to cut more than $1.1 million total from their budgets over the next six months, said Bill Patrick, executive director of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association, in a recent news release.

  • Carrollton council rejects plan to reduce city insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council began Wednesday’s special meeting with the swearing-in of one of its newest members, Tammy Miller McBurney.

    McBurney, elected to council on Nov. 4, was sworn in Dec. 10 by her brother, Carroll County Magistrate Dean Miller.

    The special meeting was held in place of the Monday, Dec. 8, regular meeting, which was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. To do business, at least four council members must be present for a meeting.

    Proposed ordinance

    rejected

  • Nanny, 20, killed in Dec. 10 car crash

    Speed, weather and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in a fatal accident Dec. 10 on U.S. 42, according to Carrollton police.

    Ronald Nanny, 20, of Fifth Street, Carrollton, was the single occupant in a vehicle that reportedly slid sideways on the pavement and struck two trees before coming to rest near Growers Warehouse, said Assistant Chief Steve Abbott.

  • City of Ghent re-establishes P&Z, Board of Adjustments

    GHENT, Ky. – The city of Ghent last week resurrected two essential governing boards.

    On Nov. 11, the city commission appointed seven members to the Board of Adjustments and three to the Planning and Zoning Board. On Wednesday night, Dec. 10, with assistance from city attorney Jason Baute, the members of both boards elected officers, adopted by-laws and heard new business.

    Officers for the Board of Adjustments are Tom Sibley, chairman; Darrell Lykins, vice chairman; and Melissa Lewellyn, secretary.

  • Expo features Mongiardo, spotlights local industry

    It takes a team effort to support industry in Carroll County, and an event on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park is designed to highlight all of the “players.”

  • ON THE RECORD

    A 23-year-old Carrollton man was arrested Dec. 10 after witnesses reported seeing him beat and choke a woman in the hallway of the Super 8 motel.

    Greg Carlton of Sixth Street was charged with one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony; fourth-degree assault with minor injury, a Class A misdemeanor; and was cited with alcohol intoxication in a public place. He is being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.