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Local News

  • Free flu shots for first 1,000 people

    By TONY MILLET

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • $1.65 million granted for area water projects

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    More than 1,600 water customers in Carroll and Owen counties will see improvements to their water systems with a $1.65 million combination federal loan and grant award to Carroll County Water District No. 1.

  • Missing Carrollton Manor resident found in Louisville

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Robin Conway, 45, a resident of Carrollton Manor, 205 Fifth Street in Carrollton walked away from the facility sometime Friday, Sept. 12.

    Conway was found Sunday, two days after she went missing, in a Louisville, Ky., Kroger, where she was trying to find a phone. 

    Authorities were called and Conway was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. She was transported back to the Carrollton facility by 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Louise Jones, assistant administrator at the Manor.

  • Chamber, 3CDC host free small-business event

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    If you have been considering the idea of starting up a small business in Carroll County, then mark 4-8 p.m. tomorrow on your calendar.

    Business Celebration Day, which will be held outdoors at the Carroll County Courthouse downtown, will feature four half-hour seminars aimed at people who own or want to start a small business.

  • Cost of ‘companionship’

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    A Milton couple was arrested Sept. 2 after Kentucky State Troopers say they scammed a local man of more than $214,000 by promising him “companionship.”

    George Michael True, 33, and his wife Angela M. True, 32, of Agin Way, were charged with theft by deception after investigators say the woman scammed a Milton man from a large sum of money by offering him a relationship.

  • Trimble woman alternate at Republican convention

    A Trimble County woman returned home Saturday, after representing Kentucky’s 4th District as an alternate delegate at last week’s 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Congressman Geoff Davis proposed the opportunity for Kathi Whitten Proulx.

    “I’ve had the time of my life,” Proulx wrote to the Trimble Banner from the convention.

    Last Monday’s opening session was overshadowed by the damage of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, but the event ended on a high note, Proulx said.

  • SKIRTING THE SYSTEM

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    Officials here recently recovered more than $20,000 in back child support from a Virginia man, with an apparent history of evading the child-support system. Despite that success, coaxing child support payments from other parents here is a growing challenge.

  • Fiscal Court OKs company’s plan to relocate cemetery

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow relocation of a cemetery on property owned by Nugent Sand Company on State Hwy. 36 West.

    The Giltner Family Cemetery, now located on land behind Indiana-Kentucky Trucking Co., will be moved to Nugent Sand property that adjoins St. Peter Lutheran Church, also on Hwy. 36.

  • Bridge repairs, resurfacing project under way on U.S. 42

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After a beautiful summer without a lot of road construction, the state Department of Transportation is back, bringing traffic congestion to two main arteries into and out of Carrollton.

  • Making the band

    About 16 band members marched in the Thursday afternoon heat, in an abandoned parking lot behind Trimble County High School. Without their instruments, the group counted and paced in rhythm. It was a lesson in synchronicity taught by new leader, Matthew Leedy.

    The 23-year-old musician started as new band director for the school’s program in late July.