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Today's News

  • English School grads planning reunion

    The News-Democrat

    Students who went to the English School for any length of time are invited to a reunion-planning meeting to try to reconstruct the timeline and friendships of a bygone era.

    Sue Leite, a former student there from 1950 until 1958, is spearheading the reunion and has planned an organizational meeting for 1 p.m.  Friday, April 17, at the English Christian Church at 3477 State Hwy. 389 in English.

  • Softball team defeats Gallatin, Trimble Counties

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County’s Lady Panthers picked up two consecutive wins last Tuesday and Wednesday over Gallatin and Trimble girls softball teams.

    Strong pitching from Mary Hawkins led the Lady Panthers to a 2-0 win against border rival Gallatin County Tuesday, March 30.

    Hawkins pitched a complete game and racked up six strikeouts.

    On a night when the weather brought drizzle, sunshine, hard rain and clouds the Lady Panthers worked hard to hold the Lady Wildcats off the base paths and to come away with the win.

  • Petition circulating to preserve Milton-Madison Bridge

    The Trimble Banner

    Imagine riding a bike or walking with your family across the Ohio River on the Milton-Madison Bridge.

     It’s a dream for George Freeman, a former Madison resident who has started a grass-roots effort to preserve the 80-year-old span for future generations.

    Freeman, who owned WIKI Radio station for 20 years, is circulating a petition to have the old span preserved as a foot bridge. He also wants to see an observation tower included on any new structure that might replace the existing bridge for motor vehicle traffic.

  • TEAGUE SUITS UP

    TCHS Correspondent

    Catelyn Teague was born in Owensboro, Ky., but was raised in Bedford since she was 1 year old. This is where she learned to play T-ball – and discovered her love for softball.

    During the process of Teague’s skills improving, she showed that she was capable of playing with the best there was. The only way to prove that was to play with the guys.

  • Ghent must decide fate of church restoration project

    The News-Democrat

    Time is running out for Ghent City Council to use a $200,000 grant received seven years ago for restoration of the Ghent Christian Church.

    While the grant was received in 2002, $40,000 of the money has been spent on the project so far, and to date they haven’t nailed a nail yet, Mayor William Mumphrey said in a public meeting Wednesday, April 1.

  • Ballinger named to NAIA’s second team

    The News-Democrat

    Whitney Ballinger, former Carroll County Lady Panther was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-America second team.

    Ballinger, a 2006 Carroll County graduate is a sophomore forward for the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

  • Bedford could ban exotic pets

    City Commissioner Todd Pollock said he believes an ordinance should be adopted banning exotic pets after recent news stories about the animals. What do you think? Post your comments on this stub. 

  • Cousins look to education for career options

    The News-Democrat

    Two distant cousins find they have similar plans for improving their career prospects through furthering their educations.

     In a down economy, they agree that getting additional education is one of the best ways to assure someone of keeping a job or getting a better job.

  • Community Action volunteers greatly appreciated

    Editor:

    April is National Volunteer Month, and I want to thank all the volunteers who have donated their time and talents to our agency.

    We have had more than 90 volun-teers in the past year at our Trimble County Center who have given so much to assist those in need.

    The agency has been fortunate to have assisted so many elderly and low-income people in our community. Our wonderful and committed volunteers make this possible. Thank you for contributing to our mission.

    Pamela Craig,

    county coordinator

  • Tobacco festival committee plans April 5 turkey shoot

    Editor:

    I am writing on behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee. We have had Turkey Shoots for over six years. Some have been successful and some we went in the hole. But, we enjoy doing it and meeting new people. 

    Everyone really has a good time and it’s a lot of fun. We would like to take the time to thank everyone that has attended our turkey shoots and supported the Carroll County Tobacco Festival.