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Today's News

  • Staff roles change, new face joins team at newspapers

    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 Bedford 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.

  • Madison Regatta in pictures
  • Local man charged in felony abuse case

    Steven Finkel, 21, has been arrested on first degree criminal abuse charges in connection with injuries suffered by his seven week-old son and has been lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond.

    Finkel is scheduled for arraignment today, Wednesday, July 8 in District Court at the William Wheeler Hall of Justice in Carrollton.

    Should Finkel be convicted on the class C felony charge, he could serve five to 10 years in the penitentiary and receive fines from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • The T-Ball boys of summer
  • Madison developers buy Trimble tobacco barn

    The Trimble Banner

    A portion of Trimble County history will be part of an ambitious historic renovation project on the riverfront in Madison, Ind.

    David Landau and his partners in the River Mill Resort project signed a contract with the Trimble County Public Library board of trustees to remove the giant tobacco barn that stands just south of Bedford city limits on U.S. 42.

    The structure stands on land purchased by the board for construction of a new library facility. Site preparation is already in progress on the property.

  • New landfill pact to boost county funds

    The Trimble Banner

    A new contract expected to bring more business to Valley View Landfill should be good news for Trimble County’s general fund.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Bedford man charged

    with felony assault, intimidation

    A 18-year-old Bedford man pleaded not guilty to two felony counts in Trimble County District Court on Tuesday, June 30.

    Court records indicate Jordan T. Bray was arrested June 10 on charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and intimidating a participant in legal procedings, a Class D felony.

  • Tomlinson appointed to corrections panel

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission. The appointment was among several announced Friday, June 26, by the governor’s communications office.

    Tomlinson replaces Paul Steven Pendery, whose term had expired, as the lone judge-executive representative on the commission. Tomlinson will serve a three-year term which will end on Feb. 17, 2012.

  • Mission group tackles unfinished work at new Christian school gym

    Unfinished construction projects in the new gym at the Christian Academy of Carrollton benefited from the efforts of 18 missionary workers last week.

    The five adults and 13 students on a mission to help others spent two and a half days working at CAC trying to finish the stage, an office and locker rooms in the new gym. The missionaries from Victory Christian Church in Kettering, Ohio also painted classrooms, offices and the kitchen in the main building.

  • Grand opening event set for Carrollton VA clinic

    The grand opening of the Veterans Administration Healthcare Center will be held July 22, 1-3 p.m. at the clinic on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    The clinic is located in 10,000 square feet of renovated space at the Traderbaker Flea Market facility.