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Today's News

  • State eyes federal funding to repair Hwy. 625 span

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented Fiscal Court with plans Monday for the 2009-10 Rural Secondary Roads plan for Trimble County.

    The county was allotted $525,711 for repaving projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Of that, $275,000 has been set aside for routine maintenance, including patching, ditching and snow and ice removal for the 59 miles of state roads, said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state Department of Highways.

  • Worthville man is charged with rape

    A Worthville man was arrested Friday, March 13 for third-degree rape a class D felony and first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony with victims under 12 years of age.

    Mike W. Smith, 33, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Brown and was housed in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond.  

    The arrest stems from two separate alleged incidents with two victims. The cases go back several years, according to the KSP citation.

  • Weight limit set for Milton-Madison Bridge

    MILTON, Ky. – Tractor trailers and other vehicles weighing 15 tons or more soon will be barred from the Milton-Madison Bridge, following a recent inspection by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    A “fracture critical inspection” conducted in December revealed “advanced deterioration” of the bridge, officials said during a meeting Thursday, March 12, at Milton City Hall.

  • Writer urges county to replace park’s tennis court

    Editor:

    More than 30 students within our school system currently are on the tennis team, but these students do not have a court to practice on.

    They must travel by bus to Carroll County to actually practice on a tennis court. Thank goodness for the kind generosity of Carroll County.

    While I understand the old court was removed in order to provide better parking for the senior citizens, why wasn’t a new court constructed prior to this?

  • Worthville turkey supper date changed

    Editor:

    Due to the ongoing personnel changes, the annual Worthville Fire Deparment April Turkey Supper will be moved to May 16, 2009.

    We hope all will come and continue to support the Worthville Fire Department, as we depend on your support in order to better serve the community.

    Without your support we could no longer function as a viable asset to our and the surrounding communities. We greatly appreciate your support as we go through the “Changing of the Guard” and of gaining new memberships.

  • Carcass removal new concern for county farmers

    New regulations handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has left local counties scrambling to revise programs for collection and disposal of livestock carcasses.

    For years, Trimble County meat and dairy producers have relied on Nation Brothers of Shelbyville, Ky., which was under contract with Fiscal Court to pick up dead livestock on county farms.

  • Panthers compete in first track event

    The Carroll County track team recently competed in the Mason-Dixon Indoor Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Ky., and did very well for their first meet.

    The girls' team is especially young; with only eight members present for the meet, five of whom were freshman. The girls 4x200 team made up of Mary Esther Fremin, Amanda Thurlow, Andie Hardesty, and Teila Winburn took 8th place in a very controversial race.

  • Board sets dates for this year’s County Fair

    Editor:

    The dates for the fair this year are June 22-27. The new carnival, Kissel, will start the rides at 5 p.m.

    Family night is Monday, June 22, at $6 for all events and rides. Monday also features the Baby and Cutie Pie contests. Babies from birth to 24 months wear swimsuits and Cutie Pies, children 2-4 years old wear sundresses or shorts outfits.

    Tuesday is the Miss Trimble County pageant; Wednesday is Miss Teen Trimble County pageant; Thursday pageants are Princess and Pre-Teen, and Friday is the Little Miss and Mister contest.

  • Material targets local unemployed workers

    The nationwide economic recession seems to be affecting Carroll County workers at a higher rate than elsewhere in the region, according to the state's most recent statistics.

  • McHargue works to rebuild team

    A lot of success that happens within the foul-ball boundary lines in fast-pitch softball has a lot to do with the pitching and catching.

    Trimble County High School Lady Raiders softball Head Coach Walter McHargue, as of right now, said he believes his ptichers and catchers aren’t up to the standards he wants. But, he says, if they continue to work hard, they will be ready to go by March 26 season open at home against the North Oldham Lady Mustangs.