Today's News

  • Take shelter during warnings, watches

    Trimble Emergency Management Director   March is severe-storm awareness month. Severe storms can strike at any time, causing long-lasting effects on the lives of our citizens. Through my office, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management works to prepare and protect Trimble County residents from all hazards and disasters. As we saw recently, severe thunderstorms can bring




  • Meals on Wheels delivers nutrition

    The Trimble Banner If you thought Meals on Wheels delivered cold, boring sandwiches and “rubber chicken” dinners, think again. Recipients of the program in Trimble County are treated with yummy-looking dishes from Masterson’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. For instance, on Monday’s menu was baked ziti, capri-blend vegetables, a mixed-vegetable salad wi

  • Consultants update board on Cartmell renovation

    Contractors working on renovations at Cartmell Elementary School have uncovered instances of masonry work problems in the original structure and asbestos that they have had to remove. Representatives from RossTarrant Architects, Inc., gave an update on the progress of the construction project currently underway at the school during the March

  • Completing census forms important for Kentucky

    Editor: For several weeks, public service announcements have stressed the importance of completing the 2010 census form which is arriving in the mail now. It is vital that we participate. There is much at stake. Billions of your tax dollars will be divided among the states based on census results. Funding for education, transportation, Medi

  • Situation with utility upsets customer

    Editor:     How many people opened their Carrollton Utilities bill and found a whopper? I got my bill on Friday morning and found that I had used four times more than the previous month.  I immediately called and was told that “Well, you know, it was pretty cold last month.”  They wer

  • Ballinger drills 48 but Campbellsville U. falls short of NAIA Fab Four in overtime

    Last summer, Carrollton’s Whitney Ballinger made a decision to do everything in her power to take Campbellsville University to its first NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Fab Four. Saturday, she played her heart out, set records and wowed fans, but fell just short of her dream as Oklahoma City University outlasted Campbellsville,

  • Fundraiser supporters thanked for their help

    Editor: I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Carroll County Memorial Hospital employees and the community for coming together and making the benefit for Portia Stangle such a huge success. I first want to thank the Relevant Church members and Pastor Mendenhall for the generous use of their beautiful facilities.

  • Easter on the Square means spring is near


    Two things tell me that spring is here — the forsythia in my yard is close to blooming and I’ve been working with the Main Street Promotions Committee to plan this year’s Easter on the Square event.

  • City accepting bids for Polk Street project

    The city of Carrollton is currently advertising bids for the Polk Street project. An advertisement ran in last week’s News-Democrat, and another will appear this week, Mayor Dwight Louden said. There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on March 31 at 10 a.m. for all those bidding on the project. The deadline to submit a bid is April