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Today's News

  • Judge: Residents’ complaints may spur CSX repairs

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the railroad crossing on State Hwy. 227, near Hometown Pizza, has been deteriorating and in need of repair for more than a year.

    He’s hoping local residents will call a toll-free number to report the crossing to CSX, which owns the track and is responsible for its repair.

    Tomlinson said callers must give the crossing number, which is 8869107F.

    The phone number is (877) 835-5279 (TELLCSX) and the crossing number is 869107F.   

  • Panthers spoil Wildcats’ homecoming

    The Panthers were the spoilers of the Gallatin County High School homecoming festivities, beating the home team by 10 points in an intense battle.

    The Panthers came out determined to end their four-game losing streak, and took it to the Wildcats on every possession. The Wildcats did not score until the first period was half over; the quarter ended with the Panthers on top, 17-6.

    The Wildcats played their normal tough defense, pushing hard, playing hard, never to be dismissed as anything less than formidable.

  • Testing will close one lane of bridge

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane this weekend as geotechnical crews drill core samples from bridge piers.

    From 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, the northbound lane of the bridge will be closed as geotechnical crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet extract samples from two piers to examine whether the supports are capable of sustaining a new superstructure.

  • Raiders fail as dragon slayers

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Hitting the hardwood at South Oldham High School Saturday, Jan. 10, the senior heavy Trimble County Raider squad hoped this would be the night to turn things around.

    A win against the Dragons would have broken the team’s five-game losing streak and guaranteed the boys one of the top two seeds in next month’s district tourney.

  • Thanks to NAS and others for contributions

    Editor: The staff of the Carrollton Adult Training Center would like to thank North American Stainless, Melanie Stewart and Leigh Ann Roberts for making Christmas brighter for our clients. We are very thankful for their generous contribution.

    Joe Burdsall, Dee Ellis

    and Sandy Elliott

    NorthKey Community Care Center, Carrollton

  • School board elects 2009 officers; earns state recognition

    The Carroll County Board of Education elected officers for the 2009 calendar year at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Mona Kindoll, in her second term, was voted chairman. Jennifer Beach, who was elected in November to her first full term, was voted vice chairman.

    “Thank you all for your vote of confidence,” Kindoll said. “I hope I live up to the standards set by Mr. Riley and Mr. Unker.”

    Rob Riley served as board president during 2008; Unker was president in 2007.

  • COLD WEATHER ALERT

    If you or someone you has no heat, or inadequate heat, at home, there are two place to go for warmth during the next few days of near-zero temperatures. These shelters will be open through Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Northern Ky. Community Action Commission

    220 Seventh St.

    Carrollton, KY

    (502) 732-5253

    or

    Carroll County Senior Center

    110 Sixth St.

    Carrollton, Ky.

    (502) 732-7026

  • Girls win red-hot game by 4

    It was frigid outside, but red-hot inside the Gallatin County gym Thursday, Jan. 8, as the Lady Panthers took one from the border rival Lady Wildcats in regulation play.

    During the contest, three Lady Panthers fouled out, and both teams went for 37 free throws combined in the fourth quarter alone.

    Playing a smart, smothering defense, the Lady Panthers also play unselfish team ball. That characteristic was certainly true in this game.

  • Former resident publishes poetry book

    A former executive and future middle school teacher has written and published what she hopes to be the first of many books of poetry – and maybe a novel or two.

  • Backpack program makes sure kids don’t go hungry

    Hunger often brings many other problems to the forefront in schools – disruptive behavior in class, poor or falling grades, and health problems.

    Free and reduced-priced lunch programs have made in-roads in stemming the hunger problem in the nation’s schools, but the problem is exacerbated when those same children return to school on Monday morning – hungry from a lack of food at home over the weekend.

    To combat this problem, the Backpack Buddy system was implemented at Cartmell Elementary School this year.