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Today's News

  • Sonar scans Ohio River bottom

    The Trimble Banner

    Quietly, the Milton-Madison Bridge project is continuing as teams work to collect information that may help engineers determine the best of three possible sites for a new span across the Ohio River.

    Sonar exploration of the river bottom was conducted on Thursday, July 2. From a small silver-colored boat, hydrographer Pat Hahs of Mainstream Divers used side-scan sonar equipment to map out debris, archeological artifacts and anything else lying at the bottom of the river.

  • Villwock wins record 8th regatta

    Dave Villwock and the U-16 Miss Elam Plus racing team were absent during most of the 2008 unlimited hydroplane season after winning back-to-back Indiana Governor’s Cup titles in 2006 and 2007. The team returned to Madison this past weekend and took up where they left off by holding the unlimited fleet at bay, winning the Madison Regatta in convincing fashion.

  • DJ Carroll featured in national publication

    A local and young entrepreneur proved so impressive that the national publication Turf Magazine published a feature story on him last month.

    The multi-page magazine spread tells how DJ Carroll, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, began his lawn care service in high school while playing football for the Panthers.

    Since graduation, he has since been all business about growing his business.

  • Regatta a big part of Taylor’s life

    The year was 1959: Ron Musson enjoyed his first career win in unlimited hydroplane racing by capturing the Indiana Governor’s Cup race in a boat named Hawaii Kai III.

    That race stands out vividly in my mind because it was the first unlimited race I ever saw. Standing on the riverbank at the foot of Madison’s Ferry Street I was overcome with excitement as the roar of the World War II-vintage fighter-plane engines rattled my bones and echoed through the hills and “hollers” of the Ohio River valley.

  • Meal ministry proves to be a blessing

    Editor:

    On June 27, we had our third End-of-the-Month Meal Ministry from noon to 1 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church at 310 Fifth St., in Carrolton, Ky.

    The purpose of this ministry is to provide a home cooked meal to an individual or family that is not able to provide for themselves for whatever circumstance and free of charge. The response was wonderful. We did have 33 visitors to this meal and we were very excited to be able to feed them. The weather was wonderful, the fellowship was spectacular and the people that came and ate with us were blessings.

  • Fireworks light up Butler Lake
  • Coons reports quiet weekend at Milton Regatta camp

    Regatta revelers on the Milton, Ky., side of the Ohio River were well-behaved, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.

    Coons said Monday that there were DUI arrests made by his staff and Kentucky State Police on State Hwy. 36 and U.S. 421 South, but there were no serious incidents among those camping on the riverbank.

    Coons credits the quiet weekend to a smaller crowd than usual on the Milton side, and to the rainy, chilly weather on Saturday, July 4.

  • Ash ponds raise concerns after breach at Kingston, Tenn. dam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified the Ghent Generating Station of Kentucky Utilities as one of 44 high-hazard coal ash piles in 10 states.

    The EPA list that includes the Ghent Kentucky Utilities plant was released earlier this year after a December slurry pond breach in Tennessee that has raised concerns about coal ash storage ponds across the nation.

  • McMahan sentencing set for August

    A felony rape case in Edmunds County, S.D., involving Brent McMahan, formerly of Carrollton, has been dismissed after he entered a guilty plea agreement to a misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent.

    According to court documents from the Fifth Circuit Court, State’s Attorney Lynda Hento dismissed the felony rape charges against McMahan Friday, June 5 and he pleaded guilty to a class 1 misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent that same day.

  • Staff changes may not be ‘news’ but worth mentioning

    Since March, readers may have noticed a shuffle in staffing at the The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

    Changes came about when Trimble Banner managing editor Lorrie Kinkade stepped down to pursue new ventures earlier this year. For a while, Brent Shanding, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.’s roving editor, filled in at the Beford office. In April, News-Democrat editor Phyllis McLaughlin stepped in and took over the editor’s job there. Additionally, she has continued to manage the special sections produced by the two newspapers each month.