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Today's News

  • Thanks to community volunteers

    To the editor,

    Thank you to everyone in the community who gave time, energy and resources to help clean up the aftermath of last Sunday’s wind storm.

    From the time the storm began in the early afternoon until well into the night and the following morning, county residents were there, clearing trees and debris from roadways and participating in impromptu traffic control while the removal took place. Throughout the day, it was common to see the residents of our county exiting vehicles to saw a path through fallen limbs, making travel safer for everyone.

  • ‘Community’ defined by neighbors’ efforts

    Editor:

    After the winds subsided on that Sunday [Sept. 14], Linda Davis, a neighbor down the street, was making her way through limbs, brush and downed trees, knocking on her neighbors’ doors to see if they were all right.

    This is a true example of a community. By dividing the word community, we have “commun” – living in an area together, and “unity” – working together.

  • Carrollton Council OKs $10,000 for Masterson House repairs

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council voted to approve a $4,000 grant from its Enterprise Incentive Program to the Port William Historical Society to help with the cost of repairs to the Masterson House.

    Council also approved a motion by Kevin Craig to find an additional $6,000 from the city’s 2008-09 general fund.

  • Investigation continues into fatal accident at LG&E Wises Landing

    Investigations are continuing into the workplace mishap that led to the death of a Becon Construction employee at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station.

    Isidoro Escamilla, 37, died last week in what is only being described by police and company officials as involving “a fall.” Trimble County Deputy Coroner Lee Congleton pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Melvin's help appreciated

    To the editor,

    We would like to publicly thank Kirby Melvin for his assistance removing fallen trees on our street during this last windstorm.

    This is the second time that the weather has caused trees to fall on our street and Kirby’s response was quick. We realize that during these times a lot of people call on Kirby for help, and he tries very hard to assist everyone. Thanks again to Kirby and his family for meeting the needs of the people.

    Doyle and Faye Miller

  • Yard sale to raise funds for local family in need

    Editor:

    There is a family in Ghent, Ky. that needs our help. The storm did a great deal of damage to their home. Wayne Lewellyn, his wife and two children need our help.

    I’m having a yard sale Oct. 1-3, starting at 8 a.m. each day. If any one could donate something for this, the drop off is behind Ghent Baptist Church. This is also where I will have the yard sale.

  • Event provided fun, information for potential entrepreneurs

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Chamber of Commerce blew out all the stops with its Business Celebration Day on Courthouse Square.

    The event, also sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation, was intended to show off the best Carrollton has to offer.

    Surrounding the square were booths set up by 51 of the Chamber’s 130 members, complete with displays, pamphlets, brochures and give-aways.

  • National Bourbon Heritage Month raises spirited debate

    She downed the whiskey quickly, slammed the shot glass to the table and raised a rebel yell.

    Okay, not really, but that was what my friend teased she might do when we recently attended our first bourbon-scotch debate in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, which was created by the U.S. Senate in 2007.

  • Residents say thank you

    To the editor,

    We want to take this time to say thank you to Marilyn and Randy Webb for all the wonderful care and thoughtfulness shown to residents at Fairground Place Apartments during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

    Ms. Marilyn has cooked all of our meals outside on a grill and Mr. Randy has brought hot coffee to us.

    We have elderly residents living here that are on walkers and in wheelchairs and the Webb’s have gone far and beyond their calling to see that everyone here is safe and well taken care of.

  • Cross-country teams among top 5 in state

    Members of the Trimble County High School cross-country team are off to a fast start this season. On Sept 9, the team traveled to Henry County to participate in 1600-meter and 5K runs, alongside athletes from Owen, Carroll and Henry counties, as well as Eminence Independent Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    Results from the 1600m girls race were:

    Erin Gonterman, 1st, Olivia Cooley, 3rd, Kirsten Baird, 5th, Morgan Chappell, 9th, Katie Gonterman, 14th, Amber Bowyer, 16th, Naidelyn Cabada, 18th, Bonnie Wilson, 20th, Kayla Bailey, 23rd, and Allanis Rosell, 26th.