Today's News

  • Madison Regatta launches 2009 hydro season this week

    MADISON, Ind. – Major league powerboat racing returns to the Ohio River this weekend with the 59th running of the Indiana Governor’s Cup race. This year for the first time the Madison Regatta serves as the opening event of the international American Boat Racing Association schedule. Later stops in Michigan, Washington, Canada and Indiana will follow, culminating with the Onyx Cup World Championship Race in the Middle East at Doha, Qatar in November.

  • American Legion’s poker run successful


  • HoleHeadz bring tourney to Carrollton

    Cornhole reigned at Point Park last weekend as the three-time champion claimed another title, making him four-time champion of the American Cornhole Organization.

    Three-peat champion Matt Guy and his 12 year-old son Shawn won the HoleHeadz Fest tournament and has been proclaimed King of Cornhole, according to the ACO website at AmericanCornhole.org.

    HoleHeadz Fest came to Carrollton to celebrate National Cornhole Day with Mayor Dwight Louden reading a proclamation designating Saturday as Carrollton Cornhole Day.

  • Trimble County Fair 2009

    The Trimble Banner

    With the exception of rain on the morning of the first day of the fair, the weather cooperated for Trimble County’s 2009 Fair, held Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27.

    Though it was hot and humid, the skies were sunny throughout the week. Fair Board President Linda Craig said Monday that all of the planned events went “pretty good. ... We didn’t get the rain they predicted.”

  • Repairs to bridge to cause weekend closures in July

    Landmark News Service

    Motorists can expect delays and long detours between Milton and Madison, Ind., later this month as crews begin repair work to the superstructure of the bridge over the Ohio river.

    Officials from the Department of Highways District 5 office say the bridge connecting to the cities will be closed to all traffic for three consecutive weekends this month.

  • Lady Panthers attend Georgetown camp

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers middle and high school basketball teams attended Georgetown College Team Basketball Camp last week. The junior varsity team coached by Briana Bowling, won the “Champions of Character Award,” according to head coach Randy Mefford.

  • Congratulations on another successful Trimble County Fair

    Congratulations to everyone involved in making the 2009 Trimble County Fair a big success.

    Though I’ve lived in the county for going on four years and in the area for more than seven, this was the first time I’ve attended the fair here.

    To be quite honest, covering Carroll County’s fair, which usually is held a week or so before Trimble’s, was so exhausting that I seldom felt any desire to go to yet another fair – even just to have fun.

  • Community’s support boosts River Sweep


    The Carrollton Main Street Program wishes to thank the volunteers and its sponsors for making the 2009 Carroll County River Sweep a success. The event drew more than 200 people to cleanup the banks of the Ohio River.

  • Bank’s Relay fundraiser proves to be a success


    The Carrollton Branch of River Valley Financial Bank would like to say thank you to Cee Cee Downey and her Fun Zone Inflatables for making our first Relay for Life Carnival a big success.

    The children enjoyed the time, the weather cooperated and our community came forth.

    We would also like to thank all the businesses and individuals that helped make this event a success. There are too many to mention each one but you know who you are and may God Bless You.

    Rita Power, Rita Crawford, Jennifer Hewitt

    and Kathy Watts

  • River Valley Winery earns awards at Indy International Wine Competition

    River Valley Winery was awarded silver and bronze medals  in the 2009 Indy International Wine Competition.

    River Valley Winery now holds and displays 11 International and seven Regional medals in its tasting room located at 1279 Mound Hill, Carrollton.  The wines have been produced in Carrollton since 2001, with 100 pecent Kentucky grown grapes and is one of the oldest wineries in Northern Kentucky.