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Today's News

  • Ready, set – Back to school!
  • Trimble Raider Gilder to play in Softball World Series

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While some Trimble County High School students spent the summer relaxing and hanging out with their friends, Megan Gilder was spending time on a softball field making her dreams come true.

    Gilder, who will be a senior at Trimble County High School this year, has been given an opportunity to do something many dream of the first time they play catch in the front yard or step up to the plate in their inaugural Little League game. She is competing in the Softball World Series.

  • Local surgeon runs half-marathon; raises funds for autism

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Doctor. Mother. Runner. All three words describe Jeannine Perrenoud, and each played a part in her decision to run in the New York City Half Marathon on July 27.

    A surgeon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Perrenoud has a 4-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with autism. Running in the 13.1 mile race, she was able to raise $5,000 for autism research, in hopes that research will help her daughter – and other children – someday.

  • 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.

  • Unmotivated fish spoil competitor's dream

    Living in a river town, it would seem that everybody should know how to fish. It’s the same reasoning that would require everyone living in the Swiss Alps to know how to ski.

    But I have lived on the Ohio River – in both directions from Cincinnati – for 25 years, and I still “fish” on a blanket with a book.

    I have baited my children’s hooks and removed fish from those same hooks, but as far as sitting there with a pole in my hand waiting for something to bite the other end –  not so much.

  • Panther Select team puts all-stars through paces

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The under-10 Panther Select baseball team finished its season Tuesday, July 29, with a bang, putting the Carroll County minor league all-star team through its paces as the team gears up for tournament season.

    Both teams consist of players under 10 years old; but the Panther Select team, with 9- and 10-year-olds, has been playing together since March. The extra experience was obvious at the  July 22 scrimmage at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

  • 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.

  • Stranded senior hiking group says 'thank you'

    Editor:

    Saturday evening, July 26, around 7 p.m., two tour buses were driving back to Louisville on I-71 South after a visit to Cincinnati’s Union Terminal Museum. On the way, the second bus began leaking antifreeze and had to stop just past Exit 44 at Carrollton. The passengers were a group of physically fit senior citizens, all members of the Second Saturday Serenity Hiking Club sponsored by Unity Church of Louisville.