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  • McConnell, Rand, Massie highlight GOP rally at Sligo

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered Friday at the Multi-County GOP rally in Sligo.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky — both U.S. senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barack Obama and his policies.

  • Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Carroll County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.

    Adopt-A-Highway groups in Carroll County are Friends Of Butler, Dow Corning, Kentucky Utilities, The Ira Louden Family and Carrollton Main Street Program.

  • Rep. Massie’s Town Hall covers variety of issues

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    “If you want your opinion heard in Washington, call your Congressman.”

    That statement was one of many messages Kentucky’s 4th District Representative Thomas Massie strongly emphasized during a Town Hall meeting Thursday at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Special session aims to untangle redistricting fight

    By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal
     

    Lawmakers will return Monday for a special session to tackle legislative and judicial redistricting, a typically contentious issue that appears less so based on proposed maps introduced by House and Senate leadership.

  • Rep. Massie coming to Carrollton Aug. 22

    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, will host his sixth town hall meeting in Carrollton at 6 p.m. Aug. 22.

    The town hall will be held at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Massie’s office stated in a news release that the town halls are part of his tour across Kentucky’s 4th District in an effort to meet every constituent and listen to their concerns. 

    Rep. Massie remains committed to open, accessible, and responsive service, and encourages all constituents to join him at the town halls, the news release stated.

  • Contact KSP to recover stolen property from Trimble Co. burglaries

    Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Switzerland County Indiana Police have been investigating multiple burglaries in their respective counties that are tied to a pair of suspects that were arrested on July 18, in Tennessee.

  • Kentucky Guard Memorial announces paver program

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is now offering individuals and organizations from across Kentucky the opportunity to pave the way to a sacred space and become part of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial effort by purchasing a personalized engraved paver.

  • Congress comes to the rescue

    From The News-Enterprise

    Two refreshing things took place in the nation’s capital Wednesday. First, in a bipartisan deal, lawmakers approved legislation that lowers student loan rates for the upcoming academic year to what they were in June, saving students a great deal of money.

    On July 1, the interest rates for many student loans doubled because Congress, which is tasked with setting the rate, in all it’s gridlock glory, could not agree on a new rate or how to set it.

  • Second section blasted on old Milton-Madison Bridge Aug. 1

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    A second section of the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge took the plunge into the Ohio River on Thursday, Aug. 1.

    The 550-foot long section closest to the Milton shore was brought down using controlled explosives by Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc., the Idaho-based company that demolished another section of the bridge a week earlier.

  • Meth lab found in Trimble

    Two people were arrested Friday, July 26, after Kentucky State Police found a meth lab in a shed at 1177 Bells Ridge Road in Bedford. 

    Troopers went to the home to serve an arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine on Steven Gribbons, 28, of Bedford, according to a news release.