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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CCHS cheerleaders hosting ‘PeeWee” camp Feb. 16-20

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders are offering a PeeWee Cheer Camp for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

    The camp will meet from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 16-20 in the CCHS cafeteria Feb. 16-20. The campers will then perform at the Feb. 20 basketball game.

    Parents must register  children for the camp by  Feb. 13. Cost is $20 per child; late registration is $25 per child.

    Each child will receive instruction from the CCHS cheerleaders and participate in cheer, dance, sidelines, jumps, partner stunts and teambuilding activities.

  • Ballinger smashing records at Campbellsville

    A former Carroll County Lady Panther basketball standout is shattering records left and right for the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

    Whitney Ballinger, a 6-foot, 3-inch, sophomore, has broken two shot-blocking records there, and could put one of those out of reach for years to come.

    “Breaking the record just sort of happened. I didn’t even know I was close,” Ballinger said in a recent telephone interview.

    But Ballinger doesn’t have her sights set on more records, “just winning more games,” she said.

  • Demons exorcised in 60-43 Raider win

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County High School boys hosted the Williamstown Demons last Saturday night in an exciting 60-43 win before a packed house.

    The win was the beginning of a boy/girl homecoming double header, with the guys taking the court first. Tradionally the night would have featured a triple header with freshman, junior varsity and varsity action; however, game cancellations caused by recent snowfalls gave fans the first all varsity night in years.

  • League needs volunteers

    Hopefully, the recent weather has not dampened everyone’s spirit for the year to come. With each new year comes changes in many things, including youth leagues. New ideas and possibilities to make the leagues stronger and more productive for the youngsters are always top priority. With this said, the Trimble County Youth Baseball League, like the softball league, is pleading for more members to join the board and help improve our league.

  • JCTC adult ed offering skills workshop

    The Carroll County Adult Education program at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 324 Main St., Carrollton, is hosting a Job Skills 101 Workshop.

    The class meets from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 10 through March 5.

    The course is free, but is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (502) 732-7102.

    Topics to be discussed include resume building and writing cover letters; online job searching; application processing; interviewing skills; and a pre-employment assessment brushup.

  • Board OKs amended school district calendar

    The last day of school in the Carroll County School District has been rescheduled to June 1, barring any late-winter snowstorms or other emergencies that could cause cancellation of school during the remainder of the year.

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted on the amended district calendar during it's regular meeting last night (Thursday, Feb. 12).

    Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, "at this point," Superintendent Lisa James said following the meeting. She warned that this date could change again, if more school days are missed.

  • Couch addresses 3CDC annual meeting

    Jack Couch, a former Trimble County Judge Executive, was the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 20, at  Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.

    “My job is to speak and your job is to listen, and I hope you don’t finish first,” Couch said, quoting 1950s presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson from a campaign speech.

    Couch commended the shareholders for the good decisions they have made as they have tried to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life in Carroll County.

  • Girls lose to South Oldham, 37-42

    The Lady Panthers traveled down Interstate 71 to South Oldham High School on Monday, Feb. 2, and lost a hard-fought game against the Lady Demons , 37-42.

    The Lady Panthers got off to a slow start, finishing the first period at 7-12, but were able to come back in the second period.

    They went to the locker room down by only two points at the half.

    The third quarter was a rough one for the Lady Panthers, who scored only nine to South Oldham’s 14 points.