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  • Fiscal Court OKs lone bid to repair Wheeler roof

    Carroll County Fiscal Court accepted a bid Feb. 10 of $46,490 to repair the roof on the county’s William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice on Clay Street.

    The contract went to Tri-State Roofing of Lexington, Ky., the sole bidder.

    Garland Van Hook of the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts, who attended the meeting with county Circuit Clerk Laman Stark, told the court he  was surprised that only one company bid on the project. He said he had expected at least three bids.  

  • Designed to Please

    If license plates on the cars parked near Brown Memorial Gymnasium were an accurate indication, Kentucky and Indiana residents had nearly equal representation at a meeting last Thursday night to discuss potential construction of a new Milton-Madison Bridge.

    The Feb. 12 meeting was intended to give the general public an opportunity to speak with transportation officials, project engineers, designers and others working to develop a plan for replacing or rehabilitating the structure connecting Milton, Ky. with Madison, Ind.

  • Homeless count to proceed Feb. 19

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is conducting a count of homess families and individuals in five rural Kentucky counties tomorrow, Feb. 19.

    The counties involved are Carrol, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton. The count originally was planned for Jan. 29, but was rescheduled because of weather.

  • McGlennen to retire as WVFD chief

    Pat McGlennen has announced he will retire as chief of the Worthville Volunteer Fire Department at the end of March.

    McGlennen, a crane operator with Flour-Daniels, said he is resigning because he is soon being transferred to Harrodsburg for six years.

    “I cannot in good faith continue to keep up with the fire department,” he said, adding he has served the department for 10 years. For 30 months, I’ve worked six or seven days a week and I’m tired.”

  • Legislature hopes ‘sin’ taxes will aid budget

    The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate came together last week in cooperation rarely seen in preceding years to pass monumental legislation taxing two of Kentucky’s signature products.

    House Bill 144 allows taxes on a pack of cigarettes to be increased April 1 by 31 cents and alcohol will lose its exemption that kept the state from collecting sales tax at the retail level. Other tobacco products such as snuff, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco had their tax rates doubled.

  • Students recall the answers to sweep academic Governor’s Cup

    The Governor’s Cup double elimination district academic tournament held Feb. 13 at Trimble County High School, featured teams from Trimble, Carroll and Henry counties.

    Trimble coaches Jon Graham and Marcia Graham, the Bonnie and Clyde of TCHS academics, had their hands full as they hosted the tourney in their first year of coaching the high school’s academic team.

  • Zook seeks additions to city nuisance laws

    Just the mention of the nuisance ordinance raised tempers and a heated exchange at City Council Monday night.

    Art Zook, part-time city code enforcement officer, requested council to consider making changes to the nuisance ordinance, as well as create several new ordinances.

    Zook presented to council a list of four recommendations he believes would help to improve the appearance of properties within the city of Carrollton.

  • Alleged accomplice in FNB robbery indicted

    A man arrested last week for allegedly robbing Carrollton’s First National Bank was indicted Monday by the Carroll County grand jury, along with a woman police believe to be an accomplice in the Jan. 23 crime.

    Cecil J. Messer, 45, was indicted for second-degree robbery, a Class B felony. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

    Michelle Lynn McKinney, 31, of Wrights Ridge Road, Carrollton, was indicted on one count of first-degree complicity to robbery, also a Class B felony.

  • Talent search under way for Chamber banquet entertainment

    If you have talent, any talent, the Chamber of Commerce is looking for you.

    The chamber will be hosting local talent searches on the fourth Thursday of each month from February through July. The winner of each monthly contest will be invited to the annual chamber banquet in August to perform. Performers will be judged by the membership, and the overall winners will receive $750 for first place and a trophy; $200 for second place; and $100 for third.

    The chamber raises money at its banquet through a silent auction, and usually features a guest speaker.

  • Trimble, Owen join cancer fight

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    “Winning is the only option.”

    That’s the pledge many in the stands will have emblazoned across their pink T-shirts when the Lady Raiders take on the Owen County Lady Rebels Friday night in an American Cancer Society fundraiser.

    As part of the national ACS Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, the two schools will face-off in a triple-header aimed at raising money for the organization that provides services to those afflicted with the disease, as well as money to continue the search for a cure.