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Today's News

  • Carrollton council rejects plan to reduce city insurance costs

    Carrollton City Council began Wednesday’s special meeting with the swearing-in of one of its newest members, Tammy Miller McBurney.

    McBurney, elected to council on Nov. 4, was sworn in Dec. 10 by her brother, Carroll County Magistrate Dean Miller.

    The special meeting was held in place of the Monday, Dec. 8, regular meeting, which was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. To do business, at least four council members must be present for a meeting.

    Proposed ordinance

    rejected

  • Nanny, 20, killed in Dec. 10 car crash

    Speed, weather and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in a fatal accident Dec. 10 on U.S. 42, according to Carrollton police.

    Ronald Nanny, 20, of Fifth Street, Carrollton, was the single occupant in a vehicle that reportedly slid sideways on the pavement and struck two trees before coming to rest near Growers Warehouse, said Assistant Chief Steve Abbott.

  • City of Ghent re-establishes P&Z, Board of Adjustments

    GHENT, Ky. – The city of Ghent last week resurrected two essential governing boards.

    On Nov. 11, the city commission appointed seven members to the Board of Adjustments and three to the Planning and Zoning Board. On Wednesday night, Dec. 10, with assistance from city attorney Jason Baute, the members of both boards elected officers, adopted by-laws and heard new business.

    Officers for the Board of Adjustments are Tom Sibley, chairman; Darrell Lykins, vice chairman; and Melissa Lewellyn, secretary.

  • Lady Panthers have tough time on road

    The Lady Panthers played two games on the road and lost back to back games to the Lady Rebels on both sides of the river.

    On Friday, the Lady Panthers traveled to rival Owen County Lady Rebels’ home court and lost a heart breaker in overtime by one.

    Sophomore Kyndal Curry led the Lady Panthers with 12 points and six rebounds.

    Carroll County led the first quarter 19-10 and took a 27-17 lead into the locker room at the half.

  • From evangelizing to providing, Hale opens shop for needy

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    There are hanging racks filled with men’s pants, women’s dresses, children’s clothes and warm winter coats. Household items, including microwaves, bed sheets and knick-knacks, fill one room, while colorful children’s toys are available in another.

    The only thing physically distinguishing this small Bedford shop from consignment stores in the area is the absence of a cash register.

  • PTA appreciates support

    Dear Editor,

    On behalf of The Bedford Elementary School and PTA we would like to thank everyone for their support in helping to make the Fall Festival a success.

    Your generosity was so greatly appreciated!

    Nicole Lacefield

    BES PTA

  • Paying homage to the Virgin

    Costumed street dancing, a mariachi band, a Spanish-language Mass and a dinner combined Thursday for a colorful celebration honoring the tradition of the Lady of Guadalupe.

    Glowing candles lighted the way for a huge procession of faithful, who walked around the block where their church, St. John Catholic Church, is located.

    The group was escorted by Carrollton Assistant Police Chief Steve Abbott, who also had also escorted a caravan of participants from Warsaw, Ky., to Carrollton.

  • Expo features Mongiardo, spotlights local industry

    It takes a team effort to support industry in Carroll County, and an event on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park is designed to highlight all of the “players.”

  • ON THE RECORD

    A 23-year-old Carrollton man was arrested Dec. 10 after witnesses reported seeing him beat and choke a woman in the hallway of the Super 8 motel.

    Greg Carlton of Sixth Street was charged with one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony; fourth-degree assault with minor injury, a Class A misdemeanor; and was cited with alcohol intoxication in a public place. He is being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Couple wins lots at Happy Hollow Resort

    Judy and Phillip Brock bought five raffle tickets several months ago, hoping to become the new owners of four lots being raffled at Happy Hollow Resort in Worthville, Ky.

    On Sunday, their wish came true, as Judy’s name was drawn by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson and Magistrate Dean Miller.

    The Brocks, who live on East Prong Locust in Milton, aready own four lots across the street from the ones they won at the resort.