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Today's News

  • Alumni Banquet brings back fond high school memories

    Looking out on the faces of the many fellow graduates of Trimble County High School who attended Saturday’s alumni banquet at the Bedford Elementary School, I was filled with pride to be among the select fraternity to which I belong.

    The Infinite Realm, a gospel singing group that I had helped form 40 years ago in said high school, was asked to provide entertainment for this year’s gathering. Each of the six of us in the group are Trimble High graduates, although no two of us were in the same class.

  • Ghent agrees to return restoration grant money

    The News-Democrat

    Ghent City Commission has decided that after more than seven years of consideration, it will end its efforts to restore the Ghent Christian Church.

    The city will now have to repay the $40,201.08 already spent and walk away from the project, based on the action taken at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14.

    The money will be repaid in installments, but according to city clerk Bulinda Willis. This is about half of the city’s annual revenue that for the 2007-08 budget year.

  • Questions demonstrate autism’s effects

    Editor:

    I see the way you look at us and read your mind so well. Little brat or no control? It’s really hard to tell. I’ve seen the view from your eyes and thought the same things too. Please don’t judge too quickly, as next I could be you.

  • Panthers capture first Class A tourney championship

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Panther baseball team made history Saturday night when they claimed the school’s first-ever Class A tournament victory.

    The Panthers defeated Trimble County 6-1 and Williamstown 11-4 before mowing down Henry County 12-0 in the finals.

    The tournament began on Thursday at the TCHS Raiders' home field in Bedford, when Panther Jesse Proctor threw a complete game.

  • Baseball team thanks community for support

    The Carroll County baseball team would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with the program for their hand in helping bring a regional championship to our community. Many times we look at only the players who played the game as the ones who won the game for us. Let us not forget the ones who work hard in practice daily to push and make the other players better in many ways that also wear the uniform. They are crucial to the team’s success as well, and we recognize that.

  • Marshall’s stolen truck found in Kansas

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith has been notified that Richard Marshall’s truck that was stolen from his farm on March 23 when three escaped convicts allegedly bludgeoned him has been found in Topeka, Kan.

    Smith said the truck will be brought back to Carroll County some time this week and will be processed for evidence by the Kentucky State Police.  

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    Bridge project advisory group meets April 28

    The advisory group for the Milton-Madison Bridge project will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Historic Broadway Hotel’s Livery Stable Banquet Hall, 313 Broadway St., Madison.

    The meeting is open to the community and will include brief public comment periods. Anyone wishing to speak before the PAG meeting begins may sign-up at the door. There will be additional time following the meeting for public comment.

  • Vandals target signs at park

    The News-Democrat

    Local police and park officials are investigating a number of incidents of vandalism and theft at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, according to Clay Cable, Maintenance Supervisor at the park.

    “We’ve had several signs stolen, and several cases of someone busting them up. Some have disappeared and we don’t know where they’ve gone,” Cable said. “Some of the signs have been beaten with a ball bat. Some were removed by jerking them from the sign posts.”

  • Lady Panthers shut out Eminence, fall to Walton Verona

    The News-Democrat

    The Lady Panthers softball team enjoyed a big victory, 12-0 Friday, over Eminence before suffering a heartbreak loss to the Walton Verona Lady Bearcats Saturday in the class A tournament over this past weekend.

    The Lady Panthers played Eminence on their field and held them to only one run while the Lady Panthers ran slipshod over the Warriors, tagging them for four runs in the first inning, three in the third, and four in the fourth.

    The Warriors scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth inning avoiding a shutout.

  • Work continues on water line

    The Trimble Banner

    Though plagued with many rainy days so far this spring, work on the new 12-inch water line is about 60 percent complete, Trimble County Water District manager Darra Smith said last week.

    Installation of the line, which replaces a 6-inch water line, began at Wise’s Landing and up Brays Ridge Road to U.S. 42 West. The line replacement will continue through Bedford to the water tower and then to the water district office and down U.S. 42 East to the intersection with Starks Lane.