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Today's Features

  • Shawn Keeton’s life has been a “Culinary Expedition.” After a lifetime of exposure to and learning about good cooking, Keeton has two cookbooks and a cooking show in the works, and he teaches cooking classes once a month at the local extension office. His love of cooking was conceived as a child when he watched his grand

  • Carrollton residents Willie B. and Mary Ricketts reached a major milestone in their journey through life together, celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary July 4. Their achievement was recognized in letters from President Barack Obama and Gov. Steve Beshear. The couple has three children, 12 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 17 great-grand and step great-grandchildren, tw

  • On Tuesday, Bedford Elementary School was abuzz with children, even though school has been out now for a couple weeks. The school is hosting the Trimble County Migrant Education summer program, which is intended to help children of families who have moved into the district within the past three years. Activities are designed to help children, from preschool and beyond, advance in

  • Cheerful. Positive. Happy. Energetic. Dedicated. Strong. Wonderful. Missed. Just a few words that friends and co-workers have used to describe Jennie Weaver who will be retiring from the Carroll County Board of Education on June 30 after 30 years of work with the district. Weaver started in 1980 at the Carroll County Middle School working

  • To look at Kyndal Curry’s high school resume of scholastic, athletic and extra-curricular activities and accomplishments would make one wonder when she makes time to eat and sleep. What is more remarkable is the fact that Curry’s extensive resume has been written in three, not four, years of high school achievement. Nominated by

  • The Trimble Banner Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2010 Trimble County Relay for Life. Friday night will start the third continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the third year to use the front parking lot of Be

  • Thursday, May 27 Commoditieswill be distributed from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Building at TC park.   Weight Watchersoffers a one-day free registration from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bedford Springs church on Shepherd Lane. Bring a friend and benefit from the raffles, demos and more.  Friday, May 28 Trimble County Public Libr

  • Will Yager is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in four years at Carroll County High School. Will represented his school and community capably in golf, contributed to a successful baseball program with his performances on the mound and had a stellar basketball career for the Panthers. The senior News-Democrat Student Athlete of the Yea

  • Zach Wise is a competitor. Watching him on the baseball field swing with power, run with a purpose, dive for fly balls, cheer for his teammates, it is easy to see the game is important to him. But what isn’t seen is the emphasis Wise also places on academics and excelling in the classroom. Wise, a junior at Carroll County High School,