Today's News

  • Panthers take second place at Nelson County tournament

    Carroll County took runnerup honors in the Cardinal Classic Baseball Tournament, held at Nelson County High School over the weekend. The Panthers defeated host Nelson County 8-7 in their first round game, but fell short to tournament champion Central Hardin 6-4 in the title game. Central Hardin had defeated Nelson County 2-0 to reach the fin


    Carrollton police officer Jamie Kinman, a former deputy sheriff, defeated incumbent Ben Smith Tuesday in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Sheriff. Incumbent David Wilhoite overwhelmingly won the party’s nomination for county coroner in a race with two former deputy coroners, while voters gave their

  • Panther baseball plans May 22 alumni game

    The Carroll County High School Panthers baseball program will pay tribute to Bob Coots on Saturday, May 22. Panther Field will play host to the first annual Carroll County Baseball Alumni Game in memory of Coots. “He was a great member for the program, the community and friend to us all,” Panther Head Coach Jay Jones said in an e

  • Mass-mailing before election brought ugliness to county

    Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.


    The Trimble Banner Change, apparently, was not the will of Trimble County voters in the 2010 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18. The final tally by County Clerk Jerry Powell showed Randy K. Stevens retaining his seat by nearly 340 votes, with 1,464 votes to challenger Scott Burrows’ 1,122 votes. The sheriff’s race,

  • Track teams closing in on season’s end

    The Carroll County boys track and field team finished in fourth place, while the girls team finished in seventh, without senior Teila Winburn, at the Walton-Verona Class “A” meet on Saturday. Chris Satterly and Nora Fremin won the boys team MVP and girls team MVP awards, respectively, by scoring the most individual points. Sat

  • Bates hired to supervise Milton Water Department

    The Trimble Banner A Carroll County man was hired last week by Milton City Commission to take over the city’s water and sewer department. Mark Bates, a Carroll Fiscal Court magistrate and farmer from Ghent, Ky., was tapped for the job, Mayor Denny Jackson said in a phone interview Monday. “He’s sharp as a tack, and someon

  • Technology expected to boost TCMS test scores

    The Trimble Banner Trial runs of programs to be implemented next year at Trimble County Middle School show promise for helping the school climb out of Tier 1 status under the federal No Child Left Behind program, according to Principal Mike Genton. Tier 1 status means the school fell short of educational goals established by NCLB. In 2008-0

  • ‘Poem’ about candidates showed desperation, fear

    Editor: This is in regard to the lovely poem surfacing in our community mailboxes about two of our magistrates and judge. Why do we personally have to attack people? Why couldn’t the person or persons responsible for it sign their name at the bottom of it? Or use the correct names of the three people? Do you know these people personally? Do you care if they have famili


    Calling all artists ... entries sought for library show Entries are being sought for the Judith Pratt Shields Memorial Art Exhibition to run through June at Trimble County Public Library. Applications are available at the library, or contact Lynn Horine at (502) 255-7500 or via e-mail at lhorine@insightbb.com Sub-missions