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Today's News

  • Stewart retires after 20 years at UK Extension

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    After twenty years, Mary Lou Stewart has retired from her position with the University of Kentucky Extension Service’s Trimble County office. Her last day was Jan. 5.

    According to those who worked with her most recently, Stewart was more than a secretary at the office.

  • Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be a burden

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Whether you chose to file your own taxes or hand the task over to a professional, there’s no time like the present to get started.

    Earlier income tax preparation will likely translate into faster refunds and may also mean larger refunds for families and individuals, said Brenda Cornelius, owner of Brenda’s Tax Service in Madison, Ind.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Folding senior center thanks supporters Editor:

    We of the Senior Citizens of Carroll County Inc. wish to thank everyone in Carroll County who has made the past eight years such a great time at our center. Without your support, it would not have been possible.

    Although we closed the center on Jan. 1, it has been a pleasure to serve the senior citizens of Carroll County these eight years.

  • Car sales in the blood of Miller family

    Driving on Highland Avenue, between Park Avenue and 11th Street, chances are you’ve seen the marquee announcing birthdays and anniversaries in front of Miller Auto Sales.

    The sign was purchased to advertise autos for sale, but owner Dean Miller Sr. says it never has. Instead, it has always been there to alert passersby of occasions being celebrated by their friends and neighbors in the county.

    The marquee has been so popular, they’ve added a second one to advertise upcoming events for churches and schools.

  • Kysoc team reaches Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak

    You might say Jim Ebert’s life is full of highs and lows.

    Ebert, director of Carroll County’s Camp Kysoc, took former county resident Skylar Cannon hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on Nov. 28.

    Two weeks later, on Dec. 11, Ebert helped fulfill another disabled hiker’s dream – climbing to the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

  • Win-win evening for Panthers, Rebels

    The Owen County Rebels ventured into the Panther’s den on Saturday night for a four-game set between the boys and girl’s teams and split the bill, with Carroll County coming away with a win in the boys junior varsity and the girls varsity games.

    A large crowd, nearly filling both sides of the gym, was entertained with a night of great basketball. And each side went home with one JV and one varsity win.  

  • Man charged with alleged rape of girl, 15

    A Carrollton man was arrested Dec. 23 and charged with the alleged rape of a juvenile.

    During the investigation, Carrollton Police also charged James E. Richards, 27, with third-degree sodomy. Both charges are Class D felonies.

    Richards, who lives on Old Hwy. 227, is alleged to have had an ongoing relationship with the 15-year-old girl, according to Assistant Police Chief Steve Abbott.

    The girl’s guardian reported the incidents.

  • Brinley’s Birthday Bash to raise funds for transplant

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    To hear Brinley Craig’s infectious giggle, anyone unfamiliar with the little boy would find it hard to believe the medical struggles he has endured over the last two months.

    In November, Trampus and Amanda Craig’s then 10-month-old son was diagnosed with mucopolysaccharidoses, also known as Type 1 MPS or Hurler Syndrome.

  • Carroll County loses heartbreaker in Campbellsville holiday classic

    The Carroll County Panthers headed to Campbellsville to play in the Coca Cola/Campbellsville University Holiday Classic over the Christmas break and lost a heartbreaker in the final game in overtime.

    The three game tournament began Dec. 28 when the Panthers met the Cougars of Morgan County, Ky., and took a 33-26 lead into the locker room at half time.

  • Buy locally: It’s the best way to support Carroll Co. businesses

    By RUTH BAXTER

    Special to The News-Democat

    You only have to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper to learn that another retail business has closed its doors. Circuit City, The Sharper Image, Mrs. Fields and Linens ’N Things are just a few of more than 73 well-known retailers that filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Analysts predict another 170,000 retail stores will close their doors in 2009.

    Can retail businesses “weather the storm” of this economy until relief is available and the consumer no longer fears spending money?