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Today's News

  • Lady Raiders fall hard

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Lady Raiders traveled to Owen County High School Jan. 14 to participate in the 8th Region Class A tournament. The trip home, however was a tough one as the girls fell 32-50.

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    First, I just want to say that I am extremely optimistic for our country’s future. Whether you voted for Barak Obama or not, I hope we will finally all start working together, despite party alignments, and get the United States back on track.

    The world is watching us; our friends, allies and even some of less-than-friendly countries have indicated they will support the new administration.

    I hope that we all do, too.

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  • New rules govern used homes

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    New rules regarding the installation of manufactured and mobile homes may affect local residents.

    Electrical Inspector Jack McKinney has been inspecting mobile homes in Trimble County for 15 years. On average, he is called to inspect the outside electrical connections for approximately 20 pre-owned homes per year. In the past, his seal has been all that was needed for utility companies to flip the switch supplying current to the residences.

  • Bridge work slows traffic

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Beginning last Friday, commuters using the Milton-Madison Bridge were forced to wait in long lines when officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation blocked one lane of the thoroughfare with vehicles and large machinery. Though the closure that lasted until yesterday was inconvenient to drivers, it was necessary, according to spokesperson Andrea Clifford, for engineers to obtain samples needed to test the stability of the structure’s support piers.

  • Thrilling victories lead CCHS to agonizing Class A defeat

    The Lady Panthers learned the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat following competition in the Class A tournament this weekend in Owen County.

    During the four-night tournament, the girls varsity basketball team had some incredible highs, defeating Williamstown in an absolute thriller in the opening game Wednesday, Jan. 14. But they lost a heartbreaker to Gallatin County in the final game, with just three-tenths of a second left on the clock.

    Head Coach Randy Mefford described the win over Williamstown as the most exciting game he’s ever been involved in.

  • City council welcomes new members

    Carrollton City Council welcomed three new members to their ranks, as they met in regular session Monday, Jan. 11.

    Adam Raker and Tammy McBurney were elected in November filling seats vacated by Christen Brock, who chose not to run again  for personal reasons, and Bill Welty, who had been appointed.  

    Welty was appointed by Mayor Dwight Louden on June 23 to fill a vacancy created when then-councilman David Wilhoite was named county coroner to replace the late Jimmy Dunn. Wilhoite was elected to council in 2007.

  • State contest a learning experience for Hannah Ball

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While her Trimble County Lady Raider teammates were fighting for a win on the court Jan. 10, Hannah Ball was parading across a stage in the Galt House’s Grand Ballroom as a contestant in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    Although Ball, the 2008 Miss Trimble County Fair, did not place at the state competition, the experience was one she said she would never forget. And hopes to have again.

  • Holiday food drive successful, but need continues

    Editor:

    I would like to express my appreciation to the people of Carroll County who participated in the Christmas food basket distribution this year.

    Whether they donated canned goods to the “Scouting For Food,” gave money or gift cards so we could buy perishable items, sorted and shelved donated items, or packed and distributed food baskets – it was a tremendous effort by this community to feed our hungry neighbors.

  • New deputy completes basic training at EKU

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Price has completed basic training on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University and is back in Carroll County on patrol.

    Price was one of 23 officers of Class 399 who completed the 18 weeks of training with other law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state. The class began with 27 individuals and 23 completed and graduated from the academy.

  • Ready to dance my way to gladiator glutes and great abs in the new year

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    Here we are more than a week into 2009 and things aren’t looking well on the resolution front.

    As the clock wound down on 2008, I quietly resolved to make two changes to my life in the new year - I would stop smoking and lose 30 pounds.