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Today's News

  • Columnist adds to the soundtrack of her life with favorites from 2008

    There is a quote by Erasmus that reads “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”

  • Industry offcials: Local economy still OK

    A dismal economy is casting a pall on the New Year in most of the United States, but the outlook doesn’t seem quite so grim locally.

    Nationally, homeowners are defaulting on loans in record numbers; banks are failing; top corporations are folding, laying off workers or filing for bankruptcy.

    Home foreclosures are happening in Carroll County, but Greg Goff, chief executive officer of First National Bank in Carrollton, says few are homes that were financed by local banks.

  • Fire damages apartment in detached garage

    An apartment in a detached garage at 745 Eagle Creek Circle, outside of Worthville, caught fire Monday afternoon, sending three fire departments in response to the call.

    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said the property is owned April Harmon. The detached garage that had been converted into an apartment and has been rented to tenants. The most recent tenant moved out at Christmastime, he said.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined by press time. Information will be posted when it becomes available.

  • Coach expresses thanks for tourney support

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Lady Panther Basketball team and Carroll County High School, I would like to say “thanks” to North American Stainless for sponsoring the Girls’ Basketball Classic played at Carroll County High School Dec. 20, 22 and 23.

    The tournament was very successful again this year. Without the financial support from NAS, a holiday tournament such as this could not be held.

    I received compliments from other coaches, school officials and fans for the hospitality shown by our Carroll County people.

  • Probation often leads to much-needed treatment for drug offenders

    The cases of the 68 people indicted and arrested in November on drug-trafficking charges are working through the court system, according to Carroll County victims advocate Leigh Ann Roberts.

    Some may be going through the courts slower than others, and despite similar charges many of those arrested in the five-county drug bust will face different consequences.

  • District to move forward with Winn, Cartmell building projects

    Despite tough economic times and talk of another funding cut by the state, plans continue to move forward for renovations and additions at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary.

    During the Dec. 18 Board of Education meeting, Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects presented a projected timeline showing the work could be completed  as early as August 2011.  

  • Lady Panthers host, win NAS tourney

    The Lady Panthers knocked off two good teams on their march toward a win over Owen County in the North American Stainless Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

    “This was a total team effort,” said Head Coach Randy Mefford. “It was a really hard-fought game, and it was tied at 39-all with three minutes to go. We shut them down, totally, winning the game 46-39. This was some pretty tough competition.”

  • Shop with a Cop assists 500 children

    Editor:

    On Dec. 18, the Carrollton Police Department and the Carroll County Detention Center conducted our eighth annual “Shop With A Cop” event. This year marked a milestone with our program in that as an eight year total we have surpassed over $100,000 expended to help more than 500 children in need.

    We would like to thank the following for their contributions to our 2008 “Shop With A Cop” event.

  • Raider boys fall 40-74 to Owen County Rebels

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Tuesday night the Raiders traveled to Owenton to face the Owen County Rebels in a conference match up. Though the Raiders came in the game with high hopes of beating a top conference team following their win against rival Carroll County a week before, Owen shattered that dream 40-74.

  • Focused less on offense, Trimble’s greedy defense overwhelms KCD, final score 83-59

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County absolutely tormented Kentucky Country Day when the Raiders played host to the Bearcats Dec. 11. The Raiders came in to the game with focus and ultimately pulled off a big win, 83-59.

    Last winter, Trimble County met KCD on the court but left empty-handed with an overtime loss that may have been won with better concentration at the free throw line. This time around, the team was determined not to make the same mistakes.