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Today's News

  • Root receives SHIP certification to assist with Medicare issues

    Retirees who have Medicare, or are over the age of 60 who have difficulty wading through the process of benefit issues now have an advocate in Carroll County.

    Terri Root is a certified volunteer counselor through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, a national program that provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals, their family members and caregivers. This service is provided at no charge.

  • Changing of the guard
  • British soccer camp to be held at Westrick park on July 27-31

    The British are coming and they are going to teach soccer to youth ages three to 16 in Carroll County July 27-31 at Robert Westrick Memorial Park on State Hwy. 36.

    Challenger Sports British Soccer camp’s Daniel Miller said parents can register their kids online at www.challengersports.com or by calling (913) 599-4884.

    Challenger has British soccer players as coaches at the camp, Miller said and families can also host coaches to stay in their homes during the week of camp.

  • County pool opens after upgrades

    The Carroll County swimming pool at Robert Westrick Memorial Park opened for the summer season Friday afternoon, June 26, after repairs to bring it in line with new federal safety regulations.

    The pool is open seven days a week from noon until 5:30 p.m., according to Michael Battaglia, Director of Parks and Recreation. Admission is $2 per person. Children under three years of age, and senior citizens 65 years and older are admitted without charge.

  • Fire department’s efforts appreciated

    Editor:

    What a bargain. If you missed the meal of a fish sandwich, cole slaw, mac and cheese, fries, hush puppies and drink Saturday, June 27 at the Worthville Fire Department, you missed a mouth watering experience.

    Those that were in charge know how to prepare a meal, only $6.

    Thanks Worthville Fire Department — your service to the community is appreciated.

    Ira Louden

  • Madison Regatta launches ’09 hydro season

    Landmark News Service

    MADISON, Ind. – Major-league powerboat racing returns to the Ohio River this weekend with the 59th running of the Indiana Governor’s Cup race.

    This year, for the first time, the Madison Regatta serves as the opening event of the international American Boat Racing Association schedule. Stops in Michigan, Washington, Canada and Indiana will follow, culminating with the Onyx Cup World Championship Race in the Middle East at Doha, Qatar, in November.

  • Madison Regatta launches 2009 hydro season this week

    MADISON, Ind. – Major league powerboat racing returns to the Ohio River this weekend with the 59th running of the Indiana Governor’s Cup race. This year for the first time the Madison Regatta serves as the opening event of the international American Boat Racing Association schedule. Later stops in Michigan, Washington, Canada and Indiana will follow, culminating with the Onyx Cup World Championship Race in the Middle East at Doha, Qatar in November.

  • American Legion’s poker run successful

    Editor:

  • HoleHeadz bring tourney to Carrollton

    Cornhole reigned at Point Park last weekend as the three-time champion claimed another title, making him four-time champion of the American Cornhole Organization.

    Three-peat champion Matt Guy and his 12 year-old son Shawn won the HoleHeadz Fest tournament and has been proclaimed King of Cornhole, according to the ACO website at AmericanCornhole.org.

    HoleHeadz Fest came to Carrollton to celebrate National Cornhole Day with Mayor Dwight Louden reading a proclamation designating Saturday as Carrollton Cornhole Day.

  • Trimble County Fair 2009

    The Trimble Banner

    With the exception of rain on the morning of the first day of the fair, the weather cooperated for Trimble County’s 2009 Fair, held Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27.

    Though it was hot and humid, the skies were sunny throughout the week. Fair Board President Linda Craig said Monday that all of the planned events went “pretty good. ... We didn’t get the rain they predicted.”