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  • Single vehicle accident claims life of Carroll County man

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Don Proctor, 47, in a single-car accident Jan. 18 at 1:15 a.m. in Carroll County. 

    KSP Trooper Brandon Maupin of Post 5, Campbellsburg, arrived on the scene to find a 1995 red Dodge pickup overturned on State Hwy. 36, about a mile west of U.S. 42.

    Maupin is in charge of the investigation and is working with Troopers Kyle Moffet, Manny Soto and Justin Sams. KSP was assisted by the  is the lead investigator with Troopers Moffet, Soto and Sams assisting and Carroll County EMS also responding at the scene.

  • Local people sought to fill census jobs

    A mandate in the U.S. Constitution means some local jobs are opening up that will last at least until the end of 2010.

    The U.S. Census Bureau in Northern Kentucky needs to fill a number of positions, from enumerators (census takers) to crew leaders and assistant crew leaders to help count the number of people living in Carroll County.

  • New rules govern used homes

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    New rules regarding the installation of manufactured and mobile homes may affect local residents.

    Electrical Inspector Jack McKinney has been inspecting mobile homes in Trimble County for 15 years. On average, he is called to inspect the outside electrical connections for approximately 20 pre-owned homes per year. In the past, his seal has been all that was needed for utility companies to flip the switch supplying current to the residences.

  • Bridge work slows traffic

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Beginning last Friday, commuters using the Milton-Madison Bridge were forced to wait in long lines when officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation blocked one lane of the thoroughfare with vehicles and large machinery. Though the closure that lasted until yesterday was inconvenient to drivers, it was necessary, according to spokesperson Andrea Clifford, for engineers to obtain samples needed to test the stability of the structure’s support piers.

  • City council welcomes new members

    Carrollton City Council welcomed three new members to their ranks, as they met in regular session Monday, Jan. 11.

    Adam Raker and Tammy McBurney were elected in November filling seats vacated by Christen Brock, who chose not to run again  for personal reasons, and Bill Welty, who had been appointed.  

    Welty was appointed by Mayor Dwight Louden on June 23 to fill a vacancy created when then-councilman David Wilhoite was named county coroner to replace the late Jimmy Dunn. Wilhoite was elected to council in 2007.

  • New deputy completes basic training at EKU

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Price has completed basic training on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University and is back in Carroll County on patrol.

    Price was one of 23 officers of Class 399 who completed the 18 weeks of training with other law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state. The class began with 27 individuals and 23 completed and graduated from the academy.

  • Former Milton resident charged with murder

    A former Milton resident was arrested for the alleged murder of his roommate.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Clester E. “Cletus” Mullins, 33, Thursday, Jan. 15, and charged with the alleged murder in the Dec. 6, 2008 death of Steven Michael “Catfish” Jones, 52. Mullins, originally from Eastern Kentucky, is also charged with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly moving the body from the crime scene and dumping it into a ravine.

  • Judge: Residents’ complaints may spur CSX repairs

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the railroad crossing on State Hwy. 227, near Hometown Pizza, has been deteriorating and in need of repair for more than a year.

    He’s hoping local residents will call a toll-free number to report the crossing to CSX, which owns the track and is responsible for its repair.

    Tomlinson said callers must give the crossing number, which is 8869107F.

    The phone number is (877) 835-5279 (TELLCSX) and the crossing number is 869107F.   

  • Testing will close one lane of bridge

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane this weekend as geotechnical crews drill core samples from bridge piers.

    From 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, the northbound lane of the bridge will be closed as geotechnical crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet extract samples from two piers to examine whether the supports are capable of sustaining a new superstructure.

  • School board elects 2009 officers; earns state recognition

    The Carroll County Board of Education elected officers for the 2009 calendar year at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Mona Kindoll, in her second term, was voted chairman. Jennifer Beach, who was elected in November to her first full term, was voted vice chairman.

    “Thank you all for your vote of confidence,” Kindoll said. “I hope I live up to the standards set by Mr. Riley and Mr. Unker.”

    Rob Riley served as board president during 2008; Unker was president in 2007.