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Today's News

  • Panthers lose their 'groove' against Dayton's Green Devils

    The Carroll County Panther football season came to an end Friday night, Nov. 7, on the Green Devils’ field in Dayton, Ky.

    The Panthers, losing 50-20, seemed to be just a step behind the Green Devils the whole game.

    It was a team the Panthers beat last year, and one that has been losing to everyone else this year, sporting a 1-8 record until the Panthers showed up.

    The Panthers, went 5 and 5 on the season and need to now get ready for post season play.

  • Dinner or hunger?

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    This week, more than two-dozen boys from Milton will give of themselves to help those in Trimble County who have fallen upon hard times. Their success, however, depends on you.

    Despite the welcome drop in fuel prices recently, many in the community continue to struggle to afford necessities, such as food. For some, family members may be able to pitch in when needed. But for others, resources like the food pantry at Milton Methodist Church make the difference between putting dinner on the table or going without.

  • Have gun, will travel

    by LORRIE KINKADE

    The resignations of two deputies will lead to a reorganization of the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.

    Sheriff Tim Coons last week announced the upcoming departures of Chief Deputy Willie Herald and part-time deputy Shane Mosley. Both will turn in their badges Friday, Nov. 14.

    “Both of these men have been a tremendous asset to the department and will be sadly missed,” Coons said.

    Herald

  • Carroll Co. voters turn out in force for Election Day

    The trend this year for high voter turnout nationwide didn’t miss Carroll County.

    Of the 7,210 voters registered here, The News-Democrat estimates about 4,457 voters – or about 62 percent – cast ballots at the county’s 11 precincts.*

    That number includes 212 voters who cast absentee ballots, according to acting County Clerk Patti Mefford. Mefford said 112 voters came to the clerk’s office to vote on the machine, and her office gave out 102 paper ballots – 100 of those were completed and returned by the Nov. 3 deadline.

  • Busy weekend for Collins

    D’Anthony Collins was the lone Carroll County cross-country runner to qualify for the state championship meet, set for Saturday at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park.

    Collins turned in a blistering time of 18:15 for the 3.1-mile race that saw him cross the finish line 10th ahead of 41 other runners on Nov. 8  during the Class A Region 5 meet at Admiral Stadium in Danville.

  • McMahan arraigned in S.D. on rape charge; posts bond

    Brent McMahan, 41, of Carrollton was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 28, on charges of third-degree rape, a Class 2 felony in the 5th Judicial Circuit in Edmunds County, S.D.

    The charges stem from an allegation from Lisa Davis, 30, a resident of South Dakota, that on May 4, McMahan allegedly had sexual intercourse with her while she was allegedly unable to give consent because of an intoxicating narcotic, anesthetic agent or hypnosis, according to the indictment.

  • Football Raiders claw past Bearcats to end regular season play

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    The Raiders charged onto the field last week ready to end the regular season with a win over the Bearcats of Walton-Verona.

    And that is exactly what they did in front of a hometown crowd on Trimble County’s senior night.

    The Trimble County High School Raiders went out with a bang Friday night to close the regular season with a 4-6 record.

  • Almost 60 percent of Trimble electorate votes as Kentucky sets record in historic election

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The 2008 general election made history not only because of the nation’s choice for president, but also because of record-setting voter turnout in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Greyson said last week that unofficial results from Tuesday’s election indicated more than 1.8 million registered voters visited the state’s polls to cast votes in presidential and congressional races, as well as local races in many areas.

  • Bedford man charged with manslaughter after Tuesday crash

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    One man is dead and another facing manslaughter charges following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night.

    Jose Luis Benitez, 32, of Milton died Nov. 11 after the car he was riding in was struck by a pickup truck in the 6800 block of U.S. Hwy. 421 North. The collision occurred at around 4:45 p.m.

  • Digging into family history reveals several military veterans

    Most of my life, I never considered mine to be a military family. We had picnics on Memorial Day, but it was more or less just a family day. Veterans Day came and went, with not a thought toward any family members who served.

    It really wasn’t a topic that we discussed.

    I did know we had veterans in my family. My mother’s sister, my Aunt Max, was a member of the Army Nurses Corps in World War II. While serving at the 115th Station Hospital in England, she met my Uncle Gerry Bosscher, an orthodontist from Grand Rapids, Mich., who was an Army doctor.