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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Busy weekend for emergency services

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Milton last weekend.

  • Panthers win contest over Owen Co.

    The Carroll County Panthers traveled to Owen County to take on the Rebels Thursday and got out with a win.

    “The team played very good defense holding them to only 44 points,” Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “We had excellent execution and we played unselfishly.”

  • Pirates hold Trimble captive in 54-65 tourney loss

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    It was the first tournament of the season for the Raiders and it didn’t end well, as the boys fell to Campbellsville 54-65 in the Derby City Classic Dec. 13.

    The Raiders kept the game close until the final period of play, but the Pirates proved to be too much.

  • Raiders get first win of season against rival Carroll County Panthers

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Watching rivals Trimble and Carroll counties go head to head in any sport is always entertaining and last Thursday’s boys basketball game was no different. When it was all over, the Raiders had regained the confidence they lacked in a match-up two days prior against the Henry County Wildcats and brought home the win 67-57.

  • Court approves sheriff’s 2009 budget

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    In its only December session, Carroll County Fiscal Court on Dec. 15 approved the half-million-dollar budget for the Carroll County Sheriff’s department.

    More than half of the revenue for the department includes $263,000 commission for collecting the $7 million in property taxes paid in Carroll County. Other sources of revenue include fees from serving papers, arrest warrants, transporting prisoners and other similar fee generating responsibilities.

  • Sheriff appreciates support for annual Christmas event

    Sheriff appreciates support for annual Christmas event

    Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and companies for the wonderful support and help in making this year’s “Christmas with the Sheriff” such a success.

    Because of the amount of support and help we were able to help 79 children have a good Christmas this year. The support of money, time, help and food enabled us to have a great party for the children and the parents/guardians with Santa.

  • Monk: Mandate may force further salary cuts

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Attorney’s office is facing budget cuts that could include salary reductions by as much as 15.8 percent, effective Jan. 1.

    The commonwealth is dealing with a budget shortfall that may force county attorneys statewide to cut more than $1.1 million total from their budgets over the next six months, said Bill Patrick, executive director of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association, in a recent news release.