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Today's News

  • KSP, sheriff search for man indicted on drug charges

    Police are still looking for one of 68 individuals indicted last month on charges of drug trafficking in a five-county undercover operation.

    Officials say Chad Easton of Carrollton remains at-large. Easton’s last-known address is 806 Sycamore Street, Carrollton, according to Kentucky State Police records. Easton was indicted on one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • CAC hosts 5th annual Christmas sale

    Aided by parents, friends and family, Marie VanDiver works tirelessly all year to provide a selection of quality, low-cost items for students at Christian Academy of Carrollton to buy as Christmas gifts.

    As a result, VanDiver and company had a huge assortment of the family – even the family dog.

    VanDiver said she and her helpers work during the year to make many of the items sold, and buy other items during after-Christmas sales.

  • Ballinger named Mid-South Conference women's player of week

    Whitney Ballinger is flying high with the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers, since being named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball player of the week.

    The 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and former Lady Panther received the honor last week after averaging 15.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and three assists in three Campbellsville wins last week, according to the university’s Web site.

    Ballinger spent the holiday weekend at home in Carrollton with her parents, Gerald and Elaine.

  • Fired employee unhappy with elected official

    To the editor,

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Billie Jo Jones. I was hired in August 2001 as Trimble County Family Court Deputy Clerk by June Ginn, Trimble County Circuit Clerk of 19 years.

    In January 2007 June Ginn retired and Theresa Edwards was the newly elected Trimble County Circuit Clerk. After working only one day for the newly elected Circuit Clerk Theresa Edwards January 4, 2007 she made seven allegations against me.

  • Ebert, team succeed with Grand Canyon goal

    It’s been an elusive goal for Jim Ebert, but on Friday, Nov. 28, he and another team of hikers successfully took Skylar Cannon to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Skylar, 13, a former student at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, was born with spinal muscular atrophy – a terminal disease that has left her without the use of her arms or legs. She and her family now live in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Grant to provide first responders with new technology

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The Department of Homeland Security, not Santa Claus, is granting wishes from the lists of Trimble County’s emergency responders.

  • Holiday entertainment at Actors Theatre more than tinsel and mistletoe

    By Michelle Bauman-Cook

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    This is the season for family, for gathering at home, for laughter and joy. At least that is what the Hallmark commercials tell us.

    What the TV movies and holiday blockbusters leave out are the darker elements of these gatherings; the quiet sadness, the struggle against tradition, the memories of dreams deferred and the anger that evinces, and most importantly, the enduring love and strength that holds families together no matter the differences.

  • Innovative programs working in state’s courts, chief justice says

    From a technical standpoint, Kentucky’s judicial branch is the same age as its executive and legislative branches, all were officially formed when our Constitution was adopted in 1891.

    But, the judiciary as we know it is only little more than three decades old.  Voters created it in 1975 when they eliminated an often-confusing variety of courts and replaced them with the orderly system we have today.

  • Relay team sponsors 2008 Home Tour

    Need some holiday decorating ideas? You might want to check out the 2008 Christmas Home Tour this weekend, featuring seven local homes and businesses decked out for Christmas.

    The holiday event is 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society through the Carroll County Middle School Relay for Life team. Participants must present their tickets for admittance into each location.

  • From Raiders to Panthers

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Former Trimble County High School football stars Justin Hawkes and Corey Jones are shinning bright outside their hometown.

    Since graduating last year, Hawkes has taken his Raider experience across the river to play safety for Hanover College in Indiana. And Jones now holds his own as a defensive tackle for Kentucky Wesleyan.