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Today's News

  • Raider boys fall 40-74 to Owen County Rebels

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Tuesday night the Raiders traveled to Owenton to face the Owen County Rebels in a conference match up. Though the Raiders came in the game with high hopes of beating a top conference team following their win against rival Carroll County a week before, Owen shattered that dream 40-74.

  • Focused less on offense, Trimble’s greedy defense overwhelms KCD, final score 83-59

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County absolutely tormented Kentucky Country Day when the Raiders played host to the Bearcats Dec. 11. The Raiders came in to the game with focus and ultimately pulled off a big win, 83-59.

    Last winter, Trimble County met KCD on the court but left empty-handed with an overtime loss that may have been won with better concentration at the free throw line. This time around, the team was determined not to make the same mistakes.

  • Mongiardo sees opportunities in financial crises

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    As a surgeon, Dr. Dan Mongiardo was used to the pressure of making critical decisions when crises arose in an emergency room or trauma center.

    As Kentucky’s lieutenant govener, Mongiardo is embracing the state’s – and the nation’s – current economic crisis as an opportunity for major change.

    Mongiardo was in Carrollton on Friday to give the keynote address at the Carroll County Industrial Expo at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Sisenstein, Weedman garner district awards

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Panther football team is still garnering awards as the 2A District 5 and the North Central Kentucky Conference gave out honors recently.

    First year player, junior Andy Sisenstein, was named 2A District 5 player of the year and Coach Mike Weedman was named coach of the year in the district and also the NCKC co-coach of the year along with Tim Browning of Gallatin County.

  • Youth to learn leadership skills in new chamber, CCCDC program

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Community leaders and movers and shakers will be investing time and effort to teach leadership skills to 28 sophomores from Carroll County High School.

    The program is a partnership with the Carroll County Community Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to better prepare the selected students for a productive future.

  • Restitution made to car dealer’s victims

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The case against Todd Nelson is officially closed, and the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler dealership will not be prosecuted for any crimes.

    The dealership closed earlier this year after Nelson defaulted on loans from Chrysler Financial and breeched contracts to the tune of $2 million.

    “There will be no criminal charges filed with regard to the investigation,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Crawford.

  • Everyone is welcome at this Christmas Eve meal

    Over the next two days, families everywhere will gather around the dinner table to share in a special holiday feast. For those who may be dreading the obligatory tradition, I empathize; I also find the holidays torturous.

    But if your trepidation to spend the occasion with your own family is due to the threat of boredom, come on over to our place.

    This year, among the guests expected to join in the festivities at my aunt’s house are The Super Hero, The Neutered Dog and The Naked Parent.

  • Winery approved as few vote in special election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    For the first time in several decades, adult beverages may be manufactured and sold legally in Trimble County.

    Turnout was low at last week’s special election, however the majority of those braving the cold to cast their ballot Dec. 16 agreed that Little Kentucky River Winery, LLC should be allowed to sell wine at the facility to be operated on Hwy. 421 South.

  • Carroll County Panthers have busy schedules

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Panthers and Lady Panthers played a hectic schedule this past weekend, as both are involved in tournaments over Christmas break.

    The teams faced border rival Gallatin County, Thursday and Friday, in two hotly contested games, winning both in overtime.

    The Lady Panthers went into double overtime before they pulled away from the Lady Wildcats 48-44.

  • Bridge may be beyond repair by 2025

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Members of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group met Dec. 9 to review suggested sites for a potential new structure to replace the functionally obsolete one currently spanning the Ohio River between Trimble County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana. This was the third meeting of the council tasked with making a recommendation as to how state and federal transportation officials should solve the decades old bridge problem.