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Today's News

  • Material targets local unemployed workers

    The nationwide economic recession seems to be affecting Carroll County workers at a higher rate than elsewhere in the region, according to the state's most recent statistics.

  • McHargue works to rebuild team

    A lot of success that happens within the foul-ball boundary lines in fast-pitch softball has a lot to do with the pitching and catching.

    Trimble County High School Lady Raiders softball Head Coach Walter McHargue, as of right now, said he believes his ptichers and catchers aren’t up to the standards he wants. But, he says, if they continue to work hard, they will be ready to go by March 26 season open at home against the North Oldham Lady Mustangs.

  • Chism replaces Poynter as TCHS football head coach

    After four very productive seasons as Trimble County High School’s head football coach, Johnny Poynter took a new coaching job at a high school closer to home.

    Poynter resigned his coaching position in January, but continues to teach at the high school.

    Under Poynter’s direction, Trimble snapped a 27-game losing streak, getting in a couple wins in the 2005 season, setting the tone for the next three seasons to come.

    Dreams of a state-championship victory were shattered in the third year, when quarterback David Bird was injured.

  • Job-shadowing benefits students, businesses

    Editor:

    Because so many people in Carroll County have been concerned with the lack of positive role models for youth, as the Industry Training and Development Specialist of the Carroll County Area Technology Center I would like to share with you a unique event that fosters relationships between young people and caring adults.

  • ‘Invasion’ meant to inspire young people to seek better way of life

    An invasion of sorts is coming to the Family Worship Center, and young people from sixth-grade up to age 25 are invited to attend.

    The Invasion Tour, a division of Go-Ministries, will bring its high-energy traveling show to the church, located on State Hwy. 227, in Carrollton, on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14. The show begins each evening at 7 p.m., with a pre-service prayer at 6:15 p.m.

    The Invasion Tour includes a Christian-rock band, skits and a short dramatic play.

  • Forget plastic: Cash is the new cash

    Twenty-four cents was enough to almost break Lola Perry.

    She’d just gone to a Bedford grocery to replenish her food supplies after January’s ice storm, and after spending about $35 in food stamps there, she realized she’d forgotten tomatoes.

    When she returned to the checkout, the clerk initially rejected Perry’s card and asked her to spend at least $5 for her electronic transaction. Perry was less than a quarter shy of that limit.

  • 'Unleaded' fueling local music scene

    They’re called Unleaded –– but for something that’s supposed to be void of tetraethyl lead or gaseous compounds, the five-member heavy-metal band seems to have concocted a premium formula. This year alone they’ve booked several gigs across the region, won a high-profile music competition and put out a five-track disc of original songs.

    “I would have never guessed we’d be at the spot we are right now,” said Ethan Turner, who plays drums for the band.

  • Trimble County Youth League baseball league forming

    This is a reminder for all the youngsters that plan on playing tee-ball, Minor League, and Little League this year for the Trimble Co. Youth League. There is still time to get your sign-up forms in. Our try-outs will begin at noon on March 14. We plan on having the try-outs at the Trimble County Park, weather permitting. If bad weather (rain), the try-outs will be at the Bedford Fire House, behind the Bedford Bank. Please give enough time to check the park first, even if it rained in the morning.

  • C’ton man indicted on abduction attempt

    A Carrollton man was indicted Monday for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old Carroll County girl on Wednesday, March 4.

    Brian D. Perry, 19, allegedly tried to abduct the girl, who was walking home alone from Carroll County Middle School. He was charged with attempted kidnapping, a Class C felony. If convicted Perry could face five to 10 years in the penitentiary and fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Perry remains held in Carroll County Regional Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • ‘Murderous’ performance by CCHS Players

    It’s no mystery – the CCHS Players gave a fine performance Friday night at Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle to a small but enthusiastic crowd.

    The play, “Murder by the Book,” is about a literary society so secret, the members only know each other as the famous authors whose personas they take on for a weekend meeting.

    The group, however, seems to have been infiltrated by a schemer angered by its pan of one of his own works.

    Check out the slideshow below for more photos from the CCHS Players presentation on Friday, March 6.