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Today's News

  • 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?

  • Seniors claim victory in Powder Puff game

    Small towns come alive every fall as homecoming festivities are held all over the state, and Carrollton is no different.  

    Last week Carroll County High School was abuzz with activities every day leading up to the powder puff football game on Thursday evening and the “big game” on Friday night.

    Freshman girls played the juniors and the sophomores played the seniors for the elimination games and then the juniors took on the seniors for the final game and bragging rights.

  • Carrollton native appreciates farmers market when visiting

    Editor:

    I would like to thank all of the vendors who participate in the Carroll County Farmers’ Market each week.

    I am a Carrollton native, but do not currently live in the area. However, when I am visiting family, I thoroughly enjoy going to the market to buy fresh vegetables from local vendors. The produce is of lower cost and higher quality than that which is found in the grocery stores, and I really admire the hard work each vendor has put into his or her specialties.  

  • Enjoy life, despite obstacles, 'impossible odds'

    I have just been on the most exciting adventure of my life. I went to the Grand Canyon. The goal was to get someone who was unable to walk to the bottom of the canyon.

    My daughter fit that description, and that’s how I came to be included.

    I had been told about the TrailRider before the trip, designed for a handicapped person to be able to ride down a trail that was otherwise inaccessible.

  • Threat aimed at principal sends student to detention center

    A Milton teen was in court last week, charged with making threats against students and administrators at Trimble County High School.

    Brandon Savage, 18, a student at the school, was arrested Sept. 29 and arraigned the following day on charges of misdemeanor abuse of a teacher, falsely reporting an incident and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was also charged with felony second-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Trimble’s Runnin’ Raiders sweep NCKC meet

    Trimble County performed well at the NCKC Cross Country meet held Oct. 7 at Bedford Elementary School. Coming in to the race, Walton-Verona’s girls were ranked second in the state and their boys were third, however the Runnin’ Raiders bested them and other competitors, including Carroll, Owen and Gallatin counties and Eminence Independent, to win four first place awards in team scoring.

  • Increased code enforcement stirs up complaints

    For more than a year, residents  have been complaining that city ordinances weren’t being enforced.

    Now that code enforcement has been stepped up, plenty of angry people came to Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting at City Hall to complain about being cited for violations.

    In September, the city hired Art Zook as an assistant code enforcement official. Since Oct. 1, he has been writing warnings and citations to property owners who are violating city ordinances.

  • Historic MES fry to serve fish and memories

    Some may view this weekend’s Milton Elementary School fish fry as the end of a legacy, but perhaps it is simply evolving, as it has over the past 50 years.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, will be the last fish fry event held at the old Milton Elementary School, which will be replaced later this year with a brand-new school building in January.

    “No one really knows how [the fish fry] started,” said J.W. Sachleben,who served as MES principal from 1971-83. “I think it might have evolved out of a fall festival. However it started, it has been wonderful.”