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Today's News

  • Residents thankful for emergency services

    To the editor,

    On January 29, 2009 our house caught on fire from a kerosene heater. The Milton and Bedford Fire Departments were dispatched to our house.

    We want to thank everyone for the hard work trying to save our house.

    We especially would like to thank Bedford’s Chief Michael Barnes for trying to save our pets. We are very thankful he was able to save our dog. He made several trips into the house to save our cats, but even with all his hard work we lost them. However, we are grateful for his efforts.

  • Alleged accomplice in FNB robbery indicted

    A man arrested last week for allegedly robbing Carrollton’s First National Bank was indicted Monday by the Carroll County grand jury, along with a woman police believe to be an accomplice in the Jan. 23 crime.

    Cecil J. Messer, 45, was indicted for second-degree robbery, a Class B felony. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

    Michelle Lynn McKinney, 31, of Wrights Ridge Road, Carrollton, was indicted on one count of first-degree complicity to robbery, also a Class B felony.

  • ‘Grease’ packs ‘em in at CCMS

    It was standing room only during the Friday and Saturday performances of “Grease” this past weekend in the Sam Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle School.

    In fact, Saturday’s tickets were sold out and hopeful theater-goers were asked to return for an extra showing Sunday afternoon.

    And it seems the wait was worth it. Audiences were treated to an impressive production with fabulous sets, excellent costumes and outstanding singing and dancing by the actors, all middle- and high-school students.

  • Talent search under way for Chamber banquet entertainment

    If you have talent, any talent, the Chamber of Commerce is looking for you.

    The chamber will be hosting local talent searches on the fourth Thursday of each month from February through July. The winner of each monthly contest will be invited to the annual chamber banquet in August to perform. Performers will be judged by the membership, and the overall winners will receive $750 for first place and a trophy; $200 for second place; and $100 for third.

    The chamber raises money at its banquet through a silent auction, and usually features a guest speaker.

  • Trimble, Owen join cancer fight

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    “Winning is the only option.”

    That’s the pledge many in the stands will have emblazoned across their pink T-shirts when the Lady Raiders take on the Owen County Lady Rebels Friday night in an American Cancer Society fundraiser.

    As part of the national ACS Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, the two schools will face-off in a triple-header aimed at raising money for the organization that provides services to those afflicted with the disease, as well as money to continue the search for a cure.

  • Confucius, and etiquette, say never poke a chubby bear with a sharp stick

    “I was talking to someone the other day and I said you were skinny. They said, ‘You haven’t seen her lately, have you?’”

    OUCH!

    It’s a good thing that I’m not sensitive about my weight or that could be akin to poking a fat bear with a pointy stick!

  • CASA seeks volunteers

    To the editor,

    Since the inception of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in 1985 in Jefferson County, the goal has been to serve a record number of children in one year. With the expansion of the program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties in 2007 and the addition in 2008 of Shelby and Spencer counties, CASA has exceeded the goal of advocating for more than 500 children in 2008.

    This is a huge milestone, and we are very excited. Many thanks to the hard-working staff, volunteers and board members for making this program work.

  • Panther varsity mauls Eminence Warriors in make-up battle

    The Eminence Warriors entered the Panthers’ den Friday night and were mauled by the varsity starters and reserves, leaving with a 65-34 loss.

    In the make-up game, rescheduled because of bad weather,  the Warriors struggled to put the ball in the hole all night, though they never gave up on the defensive end of the court.  

    The Panthers led the entire game, but to the Warriors’ credit, they kept it interesting.

    Casey Cable unsealed the Panther basket with a three-pointer in the opening minutes of the game, and the Panthers never looked back.

  • Sheriff investigates burglary at State Hwy. 227 business

    An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from two safes during an apparent burglary sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning at Craig’s Do-It Center on State Hwy. 227.

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith and Deputy Jim Hamilton are investigating the burglary, which was discovered when employees reported for work Friday morning.  

    Hamilton said Monday that the glass of the door on the north side of the building had been broken, and two safes appeared to have been broken into.

  • ‘Grease’ outstanding show of students’ talent

    Editor:

    I would like to thank Melanie Stewart and Company for the great entertainment they provided to our community with the production of “Grease.”

    I know it took many hours of planning and practice to put on such a musical production. It is wonderful to see our students showing just a small portion of what they are capable of doing.

    Most of these students are involved in many other activities, and the commitment they showed to this project should be applauded.

    They did an outstanding job.