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Today's News

  • Debuting as head coach for boys team, Yager hopes to fill stands

    The new head coach of the Carroll County High School Panthers boys basketball team predicts an entertaining season, and invites the community to come watch.

    “We will play multiple offenses and multiple defenses,” said Carroll Yager, former district superintendent. Yager retired in June and was hired this summer to coach the team.

    “We will do some pressing, man-to-man half-court, and we’re going to do a variety of zones,” Yager said. It’s really going to dictate who we are playing as to how we want to best adapt to what they do.

  • County school district accepts annual financial audit

    Two minor deficiencies were found in an audit of the Carroll County School District conducted recently by Raisor Zapp and Woods of Carrollton.

    Jerilyn Zapp told the Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 20, that the deficiences were regarding internal control due to the size of the administrative staff, which is a common problem in small school districts, and a “failure to prepare a complete set of financial statements.”

    Zapp said the most likely recommendation for solving the deficiencies would be outsourcing some of the work.

  • Coroner: Man’s death linked to drug, heart disease

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite recently released a report of his investigation into the Oct.. 7 death of Tommy W. Jones, 26, of Carrollton.

     

    In the report, Wilhoite said an autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner’s office attributes Jones death to “oxymorphone found on the toxicologic analysis.”  

     

    Another significant contributing factor was Jones condition of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the report stated.

     

  • League thanks volunteers

    To the editor:

    The Trimble County Youth Football League has wrapped up another fun season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the many contributions we received throughout the season.

    To the parents of our players/cheerleaders, for the dedication of your time, bringing the kids to practice and games, volunteering in the concession stand, running the chain gang and the other help you all offered throughout the season, thank you.

  • Parents should listen to their children

    To the editor:

    First of all I would like to congratulate Mrs. [Kimberly] Temple for her being re-elected to the Trimble County School Board. Mrs. Temple and her family are what I call good people and I know she will continue to do what we the people expect of her. I would also like to thank the ones that voted for me, an outsider at that. Thank You.

  • 2nd-grade teacher reprises popular postcard project

    Cindy Wheeler’s second-grade class at Kathryn Winn Primary school is asking the community to help in its quest to get a postcard from every state in the union – and maybe a few more.

    The students are hoping for people to send them from their vacation destinations or other travels, or to enlist the help of far-flung relatives.

    The project began with last year’s class, which ultimately  received cards from all seven continents and, eventually, all 50 states. Delaware was the last state to be heard from.

  • Milk Money

    Even though she graduated from Carroll County High School last year, Hayley Franklin still was able to score for the girls volleyball program.

  • Downtown prepares to celebrate Another Reason to be Thankful

    The election has passed and all eyes are now looking ahead to the start of the holiday season as Thanksgiving quickly approaches.

    There are many reasons to be thankful, besides the fact that we won’t be bombarded with all the negative campaign advertisements.

    Downtown Carrollton also has a lot to be thankful for this year. Our free wireless Internet service continues to expand and strengthen its coverage.

    More than 1,450 people have made use of the free WiFi system, downloading more than 770 gigabytes of information to their computers.

  • Championship pits Bengals against Cowboys

    By CRAIG LACEFIELD

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The championship of the Trimble County Flag Football League was held Nov. 1, with the Bengals facing the Cowboys.

    The Bengals first play from the line of scrimmage had Duncan Ralston rumble for 10 yards, followed by a nice 25-yard gain by Grant Weaver. Quarterback Dane Lacefield punched it in from the 5 yard line for the first score of the game. Weaver then scampered in for the extra point to make it 7-0 Bengals.

    The Cowboys then got their first shot at a touchdown.

  • Football Raiders fall in playoff opener to end season 4-7

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Raider football squad has been on display all year long, primarily because of their unique A-11 offense. The Raiders technique has been publicized in the New York Times, the Lexington Herald, the San Fransisco Chronicle and the Louisville Courier Journal, among others.