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  • Sheriff's department budget raises no red flags

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department again passed its state audit with flying colors.

    In a news release last week, state Auditor Crit Luallen issued reports on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • A new plan to make traffic flow at TCMS

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The new school year will bring a new traffic pattern to the Trimble County Middle School parking lot.

    After nearly daily issues last spring surrounding the often-confusing system of drop offs and pick-ups of the school’s pre-teens, district administrators have devised a new plan to get students safely to and from the building.

  • Ready, set – Back to school!
  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Patti Mefford was sworn in as interim Carroll County clerk Thursday afternoon by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    The swearing-in ceremony took place following a reception in honor of Marketta Brock on the day of her retirement, July 31.

  • P&Z plan sparks questions, but not fireworks

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    There were no fireworks at Monday’s public hearing on proposed zoning changes in the city.

    But, there were a lot of questions – and the answers seemed to satisfy those present.

    Residents along Polk, Fourth and Fifth streets showed up Monday night to learn about a possible change from I-1, Light Industrial, to R-3 or Residential zoning in their neighborhood.

  • Sampson’s energy wins him top TCHS post

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    You can’t help but get excited when Sterling “Buddy” Sampson talks about the latest development in his career.

    The former special education teacher may have been enthused when he was named assistant principal of Trimble County High School just two short months ago, but now he practically vibrates with energy when talking about his future as the school’s top administrator.

  • Carroll County court briefs

    Man arrested after

    found in empty plant

    A man apprehended in the former Parthenon Steel plant July 16 after a burglar alarm was activated was charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, and possession of burglary tools, a Class A misdemeanor.

    The incident occurred at 10 p.m. at the plant, located at 252 Jay Louden Road, according to a report filed by Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Jim Hamilton.

  • The search is on for a new principal at MES

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Just hours after announcing Buddy Sampson as the new TCHS principal, district superintendent Marcia Haney-Dunaway was handed the resignation of a popular elementary school principal.

    Chris Kindred, Milton Elementary School’s administrative leader since 2006, resigned his post July 29 to accept the assistant principal position at Bryan Station High School in Fayette County, KY.

  • Still the 'new guy' on the force

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Brian Denton is still the new guy at the Trimble County sheriff’s office.

    Despite nearly two years experience working for the department, Denton knows many people still refer to him as “rookie” or “the new guy.” But that doesn’t bother the self-proclaimed “boring guy” who traded a career in graphic design for a badge and gun.

  • Parade, celebrity tug-of-war adds to Madness

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Even folks who don’t enjoy football can have a good time at Raider Midnight Madness.

    The annual event, which provides financial support for the Trimble County High School Raider football team, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 and features more to see and do than ever before.