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Today's News

  • Organizers prepare for project's Blitz Day Oct. 25

    As fall approaches, most people work to get their homes ready for winter.

    But for many elderly people in Carroll County, preparing for winter is almost impossible.

    That’s where a project organized by the Carroll County Ministerial Association and staffed by volunteers can help.

    Project Comfort “Blitz Day,” this year set for Saturday, Oct. 25, offers weather-proofing and home repairs to seniors who have trouble paying for heat and other utilities.

  • Football Raiders miss opportunity to beat North

    Lights, camera, action!

    With local television cameras rolling North Oldham hosted the Raiders Oct. 17, putting Trimble County in the spotlight and on the offensive in a home opener in the new North stadium.

  • Constable – 3rd Magisterial District

    Forrest Poland, 42, Republican

    Employed by North American Stainless as a wastewater operator

    U.S. Navy veteran

    Lifelong  Carroll County resident

    Why are you running for office?

    I have given this some thought and feel that now is the best time to run for this office.

    Why are you best qualified?

    I believe that my background, with some security training while in the U.S. Navy, qualifies me for the position.

     

  • Carrollton City Council

    Voters will be asked to select six of the following seven candidates,

    listed in alphabetical order:

    Kevin Craig, 49

    Owner of Craig’s Inc., including Craig’s Do-It Center and rental business.

    Lifelong resident of Carrollton.

    Has served on council for 10 years.

    (Answers submitted in writing.)

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    To continue working on accomplishments that have been started, plus many new ones.

  • Getting to know the candidates

    On Nov. 4, Trimble voters will head to the polls to cast their ballot for commissioners in both Milton and Bedford, as well as three of the five seats on the local school board.

    The Trimble Banner offered each of these candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves and their platforms via questionnairs. Their responses follow.

    Bedford City Commission

    Harold Greene, incumbent

    Immediate family: Wife: Norma Greene, Daughter Paula Williams; son: Steven Greene; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Boy's dream comes true at state fair

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Some people go to the state fair to see animals, contests and concerts, or to eat all that fair food that’s supposed to be bad for you.

    But Matthew Hill, 7, of Carrollton went to the Kentucky State Fair with one goal: To meet Jay Cardosi, WLKY-TV 32’s chief meteorologist.

  • Derbies bring money, tourism to county

    Editor:

    As I sat on a bleacher Oct. 11 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds around the demolition derby ring, I gazed out at the humongous crowd attending the 2008 Fall Brawl.

    I’ve attended several of these events in the past, but on Saturday we had enthusiasts from Southern Kentucky, Northern Ohio, Indiana and other surrounding states and surrounding counties. The comments made by these visitors were very complimentary to our promoters, the Fair Board, the county and the participants of the derby.

  • Trimble XC finds limited success at Owen County

    The Raider cross country team traveled to Owen County Oct. 14 to compete against student athletes from Owen and Henry counties, as well as Eminence Independent and Williamstown school districts.

    In the junior varsity 3K race, Trimble teams finished in first in the men and women’s divisions.

    Erin Gonterman was the first of 20 girls to cross the line, finishing in 10:51. Olivia Cooley, Kirsten Baird and Morgan Chappell rounded out the top 4.

  • Ghent City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates, listed alphabetically.

    Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Lisa Barr, 42

    Deli manager at Cowboys in Ghent

    Carroll County resident for 33 years.  

    Why are you running for office?

    I would like to see if I can make a difference and hopefully make the town better.

  • Sanders City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four candidates. There are only two candidates on the ballot,

    listed here alphabetically. Write-ins allowed.

    Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Bobbie Abercrombie, 50

    Owner, Abercrombie Carpet

    Carroll County resident for 30 years

    Has served on the commission

    Why are you seeking re-election?