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Today's News

  • Baseball team thanks community for support

    The Carroll County baseball team would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with the program for their hand in helping bring a regional championship to our community. Many times we look at only the players who played the game as the ones who won the game for us. Let us not forget the ones who work hard in practice daily to push and make the other players better in many ways that also wear the uniform. They are crucial to the team’s success as well, and we recognize that.

  • Marshall’s stolen truck found in Kansas

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith has been notified that Richard Marshall’s truck that was stolen from his farm on March 23 when three escaped convicts allegedly bludgeoned him has been found in Topeka, Kan.

    Smith said the truck will be brought back to Carroll County some time this week and will be processed for evidence by the Kentucky State Police.  

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge project advisory group meets April 28

    The advisory group for the Milton-Madison Bridge project will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Historic Broadway Hotel’s Livery Stable Banquet Hall, 313 Broadway St., Madison.

    The meeting is open to the community and will include brief public comment periods. Anyone wishing to speak before the PAG meeting begins may sign-up at the door. There will be additional time following the meeting for public comment.

  • Vandals target signs at park

    The News-Democrat

    Local police and park officials are investigating a number of incidents of vandalism and theft at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, according to Clay Cable, Maintenance Supervisor at the park.

    “We’ve had several signs stolen, and several cases of someone busting them up. Some have disappeared and we don’t know where they’ve gone,” Cable said. “Some of the signs have been beaten with a ball bat. Some were removed by jerking them from the sign posts.”

  • Lady Panthers shut out Eminence, fall to Walton Verona

    The News-Democrat

    The Lady Panthers softball team enjoyed a big victory, 12-0 Friday, over Eminence before suffering a heartbreak loss to the Walton Verona Lady Bearcats Saturday in the class A tournament over this past weekend.

    The Lady Panthers played Eminence on their field and held them to only one run while the Lady Panthers ran slipshod over the Warriors, tagging them for four runs in the first inning, three in the third, and four in the fourth.

    The Warriors scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth inning avoiding a shutout.

  • Work continues on water line

    The Trimble Banner

    Though plagued with many rainy days so far this spring, work on the new 12-inch water line is about 60 percent complete, Trimble County Water District manager Darra Smith said last week.

    Installation of the line, which replaces a 6-inch water line, began at Wise’s Landing and up Brays Ridge Road to U.S. 42 West. The line replacement will continue through Bedford to the water tower and then to the water district office and down U.S. 42 East to the intersection with Starks Lane.

  • SPORTS SHORTS

    Lady Panthers take win in tennis over Trimble

    Weather and lack of practice time has been a tough obstacle to overcome for the Lady Panther tennis team, but the team is 3-0 after a victory against Trimble County.

    Singles: Miriam Jones C.C. was defeated by Kasi Fogle T.C. 0-6, 1-6; Katarina Woods C.C. defeated Carly Reynolds T.C. 6-4, 6-2; and Priya Patel C.C. defeated Teresa Miller T.C. 6-3, 6-2.

  • Patricia Simpson, 49

    Patricia Simpson, 49, Bedford, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at her home.

    Mrs. Simpson was born May 19, 1959, in La Grange, Ky., to the late William and Mary Elizabeth Baxter Simpson.

    She was a homemaker.

    Survivors include a sister, Debbie Ashby of Milton, Ky.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Simpson.

    A graveside service was held Saturday, April 18, at Moffett Cemetery. Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton was in charge of arrangements.

  • Group sees need for Big Brothers/Big Sisters program

    The News-Democrat

    A local committee is investigating the possibility of forming a Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Carroll County. Area residents are invited to explore the role of mentors in the lives of local children at a meeting to be held at 6 p.m., Mon., May 4, at the Carroll County Extension Office. The purpose of forming an organization of this type would be to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships with measurable impact.

  • Fire chiefs worried about budget cuts

    The Trimble Banner

    Ronnie Barnes and Mark Rexroat, chiefs of the Milton and Bedford volunteer fire departments, respectively, made a plea Monday night, asking Fiscal Court to avoid large cuts to the county’s contributions to the the two entities.

    Fiscal Court will begin working on the 2009-10 county budget during a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

    “We don’t expect the full amount, because times are hard,” Barnes said. “But I would hate to see great big cuts.”