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  • Carrollton City Council considers new definitions on excess toys, rubbish, debris

    Carrollton City Council held its first reading Monday, March 9, of an amendment to the city's nuisance ordinance to define and include excess toys, rubbish and other debris.  

    City attorney Nick Marsh began drafting the amendment at the request of council and code enforcement officer Art Zook, following discussion about the ordinance at the previous council meeting.

  • Relay event set for June 12-13

    Now in the third month of 2009, the Trimble County Relay for Life is gearing up for the big night of celebration.

    This year’s event is set for Friday and Saturday June 12-13, at Bedford Elementary School.

    Plans are laid out for a “Survivors Meal” at 5 p.m., hosted by Baptist Hospital Northeast of La Grange, Ky. Survivors must RSVP to Myrna Persell at (502) 268-3062 by May 26 so preparations can be made for the meal.  

  • Program to support single parents seeks input at JCTC’s open house

    Family Scholar House will be on hand during Thursday’s Jefferson Community and Technical College’s open house in Carrollton explaining assistance available for local students advancing their education.

    The program, based in Louisville, will participate in the March 19 open house to hear directly from local students as Family Scholar House looks to begin a program here this summer.

  • State eyes federal funding to repair Hwy. 625 span

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented Fiscal Court with plans Monday for the 2009-10 Rural Secondary Roads plan for Trimble County.

    The county was allotted $525,711 for repaving projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Of that, $275,000 has been set aside for routine maintenance, including patching, ditching and snow and ice removal for the 59 miles of state roads, said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state Department of Highways.

  • Worthville man is charged with rape

    A Worthville man was arrested Friday, March 13 for third-degree rape a class D felony and first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony with victims under 12 years of age.

    Mike W. Smith, 33, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Brown and was housed in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond.  

    The arrest stems from two separate alleged incidents with two victims. The cases go back several years, according to the KSP citation.

  • Weight limit set for Milton-Madison Bridge

    MILTON, Ky. – Tractor trailers and other vehicles weighing 15 tons or more soon will be barred from the Milton-Madison Bridge, following a recent inspection by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    A “fracture critical inspection” conducted in December revealed “advanced deterioration” of the bridge, officials said during a meeting Thursday, March 12, at Milton City Hall.

  • Carcass removal new concern for county farmers

    New regulations handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has left local counties scrambling to revise programs for collection and disposal of livestock carcasses.

    For years, Trimble County meat and dairy producers have relied on Nation Brothers of Shelbyville, Ky., which was under contract with Fiscal Court to pick up dead livestock on county farms.

  • Material targets local unemployed workers

    The nationwide economic recession seems to be affecting Carroll County workers at a higher rate than elsewhere in the region, according to the state's most recent statistics.

  • Forget plastic: Cash is the new cash

    Twenty-four cents was enough to almost break Lola Perry.

    She’d just gone to a Bedford grocery to replenish her food supplies after January’s ice storm, and after spending about $35 in food stamps there, she realized she’d forgotten tomatoes.

    When she returned to the checkout, the clerk initially rejected Perry’s card and asked her to spend at least $5 for her electronic transaction. Perry was less than a quarter shy of that limit.

  • 'Unleaded' fueling local music scene

    They’re called Unleaded –– but for something that’s supposed to be void of tetraethyl lead or gaseous compounds, the five-member heavy-metal band seems to have concocted a premium formula. This year alone they’ve booked several gigs across the region, won a high-profile music competition and put out a five-track disc of original songs.

    “I would have never guessed we’d be at the spot we are right now,” said Ethan Turner, who plays drums for the band.