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Today's News

  • Field fire kept under control

    The Trimble Banner It was only a matter of time. Drought conditions have left crops and grasses throughout the county dried to a crisp, and on Friday afternoon a field outside of Bedford caught fire during harvest. Cody Thomas, who has been farming land owned by Cary Cassell for about five years, said he was combining the soybean field when he noticed smoke behind him. “I have no idea&r

  • Lady Panthers pull out victory for seniors

    After losing on senior night the day before to Henry County, the Carroll County Lady Panthers were determined to erase those bad memories and send their seniors off with a win. Mission accomplished. The Lady Panthers dominated game one and eventually pulled away in game two to claim victory over the Lady Rebels, 25-14, 25-17. And the ending could not have been scripted any better. Senior Tas

  • Merchants thank customers who attended block party

    Editor: The merchants of the Butler Mall — El Nopal, Cellular Connection, American Rental and Carrollton Federal Bank — held a block party Sept. 24. The event was held in order to sincerely exhibit appreciation to customers and the community for their continued support. More than 250 people attended the event. The participants received free food and gift bags containing various prac

  • A history lesson on Confederate Flag

    Editor: The Confederate Flag, what does it stand for and what does it mean? Nowhere can anyone show me where this part of our American history is a race issue. But yet we have two teachers who say this flag offends them, so the kids can’t show or wear them. Our family did a long extensive ancestral background check and we found members from both sides of our families who fought on both

  • Drought leads to state of emergency declaration

    The parched landscape and prolonged heat of the summer months has led Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to declare a state of emergency in the county. “This year in addition to the drought we had quite a bit of extreme heat,” Tomlinson said in a telephone interview Tuesday, “so I declared a state of emergency in order to see what help might b

  • Girls’ soccer falls on Senior Night

    Carroll County High School honored three seniors as the Lady Panthers played their final home soccer contest of the season on Thursday, Sept. 30. Although the Lady Panthers were defeated by Martha Layne Collins High School by a score of 3-0, Head Coach Greg Damron had high words of praise for his team. “We had played Martha Layne Collins earlier in the season,” he said, “but

  • Panthers top Trimble for 5th win of season

    On Friday the Carroll County Panthers avenged a loss from last year’s football season by defeating Trimble County on the Raiders’ home turf. In what Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman termed “a dangerous game,” the Panthers prevailed by a score of 32-14. Weedman used the word “dangerous” because regardless of what kind of season either team is having they

  • Thank you from Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Editor: Carroll County Park dawned bright and beautiful to welcomed folks with good walking shoes the last Saturday of September. Sixty walkers came out to “walk the talk” in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk for Kids’ Sake. Countless others throughout the area—individuals and churches, small business and corporate management—backed the walkers with gene

  • Cemetery donation plans have fallen through

    Editor: I had hoped that my next letter to the News-Democrat on the Moore cemetery would be to thank Nam Do for his generous contribution of two acres of land to be added to the cemetery. But that doesn’t seem to be the case, as I have been informed that he will not be donating the two acres. Although there have been two meetings scheduled between Nam Do, my husband, Floyd and myself, the

  • Short bridge closure won't stop Carroll marketing plans

    Local reaction to last week’s announcement by the Indiana Department of Transportation that the Milton-Madison Bridge will be built with minimal inconvenience to traffic has been extremely positive. INDOT announced on Sept. 28 that the low bid submitted by the LaPorte, Ind., firm Walsh Construction Co., was 20 percent below the original construction estimate and involved a construction pl