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Today's News

  • 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?

  • Small business aid focus of chamber talk

    Anyone running a business today – large or small – can tell you that times are tough. The United States is mired in one of the worst recessions in decades; banks are folding, large retailers are filing for bankruptcy and industries are laying off workers.

    But there are things that even small businesses in Carroll County, Ky., can do to survive, says Tommie Causey of the Small Business Administration’s Kentucky District office in Louisville.

  • Highlights of 2008 in Trimble County

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    January

    Although an agreement to begin the work was made this month, the search for funding to dismantle tennis courts and create parking at Trimble County Park actually began in January.

    On Jan. 21, 2008, Trimble County Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to apply for a federal grant to help fund the installation of new courts at the park. This, they said, would allow the current play surface to be converted to a parking area for the Tri-County Community Action Agency/Trimble County Senior Center building.

  • Queen of Bluegrass tourney crown out of reach

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers traveled to East Carter High School in Grayson, Ky., to participate in the Queen of the Bluegrass tournament, but couldn’t bring home the crown.

    East Carter’s Lady Radiers  hosted their first-class eight-team tournament Dec. 26-28.  

    “We would like to have finished better than fourth place, but the fact is we competed well in every game and we play in these tournaments to prepare us for play in the Class A and our district tournament,” said Randy Mefford, Lady Panthers’ head coach.

  • Hoping for a great 2009, despite gloom of U.S. economy

    Every year, I’m amazed at how fast time passes once you become an adult. I remember being a young teen-ager, wishing I was 16 so I could drive, or telling Dad that I couldn’t wait until I’d graduate from high school.

    “Don’t wish your life away,” Dad would say, and I’d just roll my eyes, as any good teen-ager will do.

  • Truck driver survives I-71 wreck

    Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident at Mile Marker 40 northbound on Interstate 71 in Carroll County at 7:19 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26.

    Troopers at the scene found a commercial tractor-trailer, driven by Matt Reynolds, 36, of Sellersburg, Ind, had left the roadway after the driver lost control.

    The vehicle went through a large section of guardrail, down an embankment and then overturned, coming to rest upright facing southbound on Highway 2997, also known as Millcreek Road.

  • Panthers take 3rd in tourney

    The Carroll County High School Panthers burned up the hardwood at  the Gallatin Steel Invitational, winning three of four games played in the tournament hosted by Gallatin County High School during Christmas break.

    The Panthers coasted to victory over Spencer County 58-32, after besting Dayton in the opener, 61-59, in overtime.

    Carroll then met the Iroquois Raiders of Louisville and made a good showing against a very tall, quick and physical team. The Panthers lost, 47-58. The Raiders beat Meade County by 20 points, Spencer County by 37 and Dayton by 39.