Today's News

  • Ladies open district play against Gallatin Co

    The Lady Panthers will be busy preparing for their opening-round district match-up with Gallatin County next Tuesday night, despite the hindrance of the snow. “We’re just hoping that it doesn’t snow so much, and we can get back in the gym and have after-school practices like we’re used to,” Head Coach Randy Meff

  • Lady Panthers ‘hang with’ ranked Highlands

    Fatigue reigned supreme Saturday afternoon as Carroll County’s Lady Panthers hosted Highlands High School of Fort Thomas, Ky. Highlands took home a 51-43 win after the final horn sounded. It was the second game in less than 24 hours for both teams. and at times the play was a bit sluggish. It was a little too sluggish to the liking of

  • Independents should have voice in primaries

       As we prepare for a year of electing our county officials, my feelings of being left out of the electoral process have started to surface, again. Carroll County’s elections for county officials will likely be decided this May when the primary is held, being that there are no Republicans running for office. But when I moved

  • Wintery Blast

    Winter has struck with a vengeance, blasting the entire country with blistery temperatures and heaps of snow. In Carroll County, two snowfalls totaled an estimated foot and a half in some areas, blanketing everything in white. Local snow crews have been working around-the-clock to ensure that the roads are safe for drivers. Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said h

  • Senior Lady Panthers leave with a win

    The Lady Panthers (13-10) pulled out a 40-25 win on senior night over the Williamstown Lady Demons, despite a sub-par offensive performance. “We’re happy to get a win on senior night. It’s a special occasion for our team,” Head Coach Randy Mefford said. Carroll County shot 35 percent from the field on 17 of 49 shoot

  • Stewart announces run for county jailer


    My name is Michael L. Stewart, and I am running for Trimble County jailer.

    There have been people asking which “Mike” Stewart” I am, because there are three of us in the county. 

    I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County and the son of Robert W. Stewart. I have worked in farming and construction my whole life and I am a 1980 graduate of Trimble County High School. 

    My wife, Jayna (Stethen) Stewart, and I live in Milton, Ky. 

  • House faces 'defining moment' with state budget

    FRANKFORT – As the clock tick-tocked on a session still without a formal budget proposal, the General Assembly this week stared down the barrel of what one leader called its 'defining moment,' moving ahead with what another leader called its greatest challenge since at least 1990.


  • Former Banner editor to go bald for fund-raiser


    There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you’ve gone bald for a great cause.

    Over the past 10 years, I have asked countless businesses and individuals in the community to dig deep as I have worked to raise funds for Hosparus and Relay for Life. 

  • Middle school signs must be moved


    Regarding the safety of our children in middle school, I ask: “How long or how much time would it take to move the signs for which directions to go in the school parking lot?” 

    There are still a few people who take the first driveway instead of the second to enter. Will it take a wreck or someone to get killed before the rules are enforced?

  • These are a few of my favorite Trimble County things

    Saturday, Feb. 6, marked my eighth anniversary with Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    It is, by several years, the longest I’ve ever worked for the same company. And, the seven years spent as editor of The News-Democrat are my personal record for length of time spent in the same job.