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Today's News

  • Community honors Vietnam War soldiers

    Hundreds of local residents filled bleachers at General Butler State Resort Park Thursday to honor the men and women who died fighting in the Vietnam War. The event was the opening ceremony for the Moving Wall, which visited the community for four days this week. “It is certainly an honor and with pride that ou

  • Final home meet for track and field seniors

    In anticipation of the NCKC meet later in the week, Carroll County rested many of their key varsity runners at last Tuesday night’s meet. However, with it being senior night and the final home meet of the season, Head Coach Joe Creager decided to run some “different” relays for his team to have fun with. Instead of a 4-by-

  • County budget to decline, tax rate to remain steady

    Carroll County Fiscal Court appears poised to adopt a 2010-11 budget that is similar to its current spending plan. The county’s projected budget for 2010-11 is $10.82 million, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the budget during t

  • Panther track teams take first at Henry

    The Panthers track and field team won first place in both the boys and girls teams’ scoring at the Henry County All-Comers meet on Thursday May 13. The girls team defeated Henry, Trimble and Walden, while the boys defeated Henry, Trimble, Gallatin, Walden and Eminence. The Panthers also broke some previously held personal records. Wit

  • Tomlinson declares state of emergency

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson has declared the county in a state of emergency due to recent flooding that occurred on May 1. “We were spared a lot of harm,” Tomlinson said during last week’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court. “We’re still doing some assessment” t

  • Panthers take second place at Nelson County tournament

    Carroll County took runnerup honors in the Cardinal Classic Baseball Tournament, held at Nelson County High School over the weekend. The Panthers defeated host Nelson County 8-7 in their first round game, but fell short to tournament champion Central Hardin 6-4 in the title game. Central Hardin had defeated Nelson County 2-0 to reach the fin

  • VOTERS SELECT KINMAN, WILHOITE

    Carrollton police officer Jamie Kinman, a former deputy sheriff, defeated incumbent Ben Smith Tuesday in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Sheriff. Incumbent David Wilhoite overwhelmingly won the party’s nomination for county coroner in a race with two former deputy coroners, while voters gave their

  • Panther baseball plans May 22 alumni game

    The Carroll County High School Panthers baseball program will pay tribute to Bob Coots on Saturday, May 22. Panther Field will play host to the first annual Carroll County Baseball Alumni Game in memory of Coots. “He was a great member for the program, the community and friend to us all,” Panther Head Coach Jay Jones said in an e

  • Mass-mailing before election brought ugliness to county

    Several weeks ago, we received a “poem” – for lack of a better word – that just recently was included in a mass-mailing aimed at Trimble County voters.

    Whether the individual or group who sent it to our office meant for it to be published, I don’t know. But, we didn’t – for two reasons.

  • STEVENS, COONS RETAIN OFFICES

    The Trimble Banner Change, apparently, was not the will of Trimble County voters in the 2010 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18. The final tally by County Clerk Jerry Powell showed Randy K. Stevens retaining his seat by nearly 340 votes, with 1,464 votes to challenger Scott Burrows’ 1,122 votes. The sheriff’s race,