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Today's News

  • Edwards angling for a win in national tournament

    Winning new bass boats and big cash prizes are the two top things competition anglers dream of – and Gary Edwards of Milton, Ky is fishing his way toward a huge payout.

    Edwards will compete in the  May 28-30 Bass Fishing League-Walmart All-American Tournament in Moline, Ill. A first-place win there would include a $100,000 prize and move him into the Walmart FLW Outdoors Forrest Wood Cup tournament on Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C. The Aug. 14 tournament has a first-place payout of $1 million.

  • Public library on the move

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Additional computers, two study rooms, an expanded multi-purpose room and a reading garden are just a few of the features planned for the new Trimble County Public Library.

    The library’s Board of Trustees has announced intentions to move forward with plans for a new 10,000 sq. ft. building to be located just south of the Bedford city limits, on U.S. 42 near Shepherd Lane.

  • County weathers the storm with an army of responders and volunteers

    Mother Nature’s worst was met with Trimble County’s best last week.

    As quickly as the winter storm covered roads with snow and ice, local volunteers and emergency personnel came to the rescue.

    Within hours of the first snowflake making landfall, thousands of the county’s residents found their homes dark and cold as thick coats of ice and falling tree limbs pulled power lines from poles.

  • Alleged bank robber arrested in Tennessee

    Tips from the community to local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the Jan. 23 bank robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank.

    The suspect, Cecil Messer, 45, originally of McKenzie, Ala., was apprehended in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 30, by U.S. Marshals, the Nashville Police Department and Tennessee State Police.

    Messer was arrested, charged with first-degree bank robbery, a Class B felony, and held on a  $250,000 cash bond in a Nashville jail, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said yesterday.

  • Ford a witness to historic inauguration

    Gary Ford was one of the millions of people who packed up and traveled to  Washington, D.C., for the historic Jan. 20 inauguration of President Barrack Obama.

    Ford received two tickets from U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ office. Because the number of requests outnumbered the congressmen’s available tickets, the staff held a lottery for them. Ford was one of the winners.  

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  • Michigan man arrested after 100-mph chase

    A high-speed chase through two counties Thursday evening ended with the arrest of the driver in front of the Carrollton Post Office on Highland Avenue.

    The chase began in Gallatin County, when Warsaw police attempted to stop Shane Hall, 33, of Lincoln Park, Mich., driving a stolen 1998 Jeep.

    Gallatin County Sheriff Nelson Brown said Hall was driving erratically when police flashed their lights to pull him over. Instead of stopping, Hall fled westbound on U.S. 42, Brown said, adding that his department joined the chase when Hall left the city limits of Warsaw.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Bank robbery suspect remains at large

    By SHARON GRAVES

    Landmark News Service

    A man who robbed the First National Bank on Highland Avenue Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, is still at large, and bank officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

    The robbery occurred in broad daylight, and even though the streets swarmed with law enforcement officers immediately after dispatch received the call, the suspect managed to slip away.

  • Legion Auxiliary says thanks to holiday donors

    Editor:

    The Ladies Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to thank every one for their help with our Toy’s For Tot’s Christmas Drive.

    A special thanks to our Carroll and surrounding county merchants for their generous donations for our raffles. Thank you Wednesday night Bingo Players for your support every week.

    To our Post Legionnaires and The Son’s of Legion, thank you for your donation. This made it possible to add a few to our list.