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Today's News

  • McGlennen to retire as WVFD chief

    Pat McGlennen has announced he will retire as chief of the Worthville Volunteer Fire Department at the end of March.

    McGlennen, a crane operator with Flour-Daniels, said he is resigning because he is soon being transferred to Harrodsburg for six years.

    “I cannot in good faith continue to keep up with the fire department,” he said, adding he has served the department for 10 years. For 30 months, I’ve worked six or seven days a week and I’m tired.”

  • Winning was not the only option for the Lady Raiders

    Everyone was a winner Friday night as the Owen County Lady Rebels came to town to battle the Lady Raiders in a Coaches VS Cancer charity event.

  • Businesses accepting donations to group

    Editor:

    I would like to tell the community about a local organization called God’s Special Little Hearts. This group was formed in 2006 to help families with children battling a congenital heart defect or disease.

    The organization was founded by three heart moms who want to help others going through what their families went through as their children were diagnosed, hospitalized and underwent open-heart surgery. We have since recruited three other heart families to be a part of our organization.

  • Legislature hopes ‘sin’ taxes will aid budget

    The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate came together last week in cooperation rarely seen in preceding years to pass monumental legislation taxing two of Kentucky’s signature products.

    House Bill 144 allows taxes on a pack of cigarettes to be increased April 1 by 31 cents and alcohol will lose its exemption that kept the state from collecting sales tax at the retail level. Other tobacco products such as snuff, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco had their tax rates doubled.

  • Hospital ER staff crucial in saving toddler’s life

    Editor:

    I am a proud citizen of a small community. Sometimes we take for granted the benefits of living next to family and lifelong friends. There are also times we overlook great services in our small community.

    At 5 a.m. Jan. 26, my family was faced with a true emergency. My 2-year old son, Seth, woke from his sleep and was gasping for each breath. We had to make some very quick decisions and time was our enemy. Snow had just covered the roads, and I had to drive very carefully with my son struggling to breathe in the back seat.

  • Students recall the answers to sweep academic Governor’s Cup

    The Governor’s Cup double elimination district academic tournament held Feb. 13 at Trimble County High School, featured teams from Trimble, Carroll and Henry counties.

    Trimble coaches Jon Graham and Marcia Graham, the Bonnie and Clyde of TCHS academics, had their hands full as they hosted the tourney in their first year of coaching the high school’s academic team.

  • Recession hits home; N-D staff faces first week of furloughs

    Well, it’s official. We’re in a recession. Oh, of course I’ve heard this news for several months now, so it comes as no surprise.

    But I’d been fortunate. Up to now, it hadn’t really affected me much.

    My husband and I have a nice home with a reasonable monthly mortgage payment. From what we can tell, at least for now, both of our jobs seem fairly safe. Yes, we do have some credit-card and other debt, but we are working hard to reduce what we owe. Our goal is, ultimately, to eliminate all of it when we retire.

  • CAC homecoming held in new gym

    It’s been a long time coming, but Christian Academy of Carrollton finally received temporary approval to use its new gymnasium.

  • Zook seeks additions to city nuisance laws

    Just the mention of the nuisance ordinance raised tempers and a heated exchange at City Council Monday night.

    Art Zook, part-time city code enforcement officer, requested council to consider making changes to the nuisance ordinance, as well as create several new ordinances.

    Zook presented to council a list of four recommendations he believes would help to improve the appearance of properties within the city of Carrollton.

  • Lady Demons possessed the skills to take down Trimble girls

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Following the Raiders’ win over the visiting Williamstown boys team on homecoming night, the Lady Raiders couldn’t rise to the occasion and fell 49-62 to the Lady Demons.

    The Trimble girls took to the hardwood with excitement Saturday night, coming off a recent win against Henry County that garnered the team just their second win of the season.