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Today's News

  • Fall hunting season open in Kentucky

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Clean out the freezer and grab your gun or bow: Deer season has arrived in Kentucky.

    Archery season for deer opens Saturday, Sept. 6, and the animals are plentiful in Trimble County and the surrounding region, says Matt Whalen, an officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Whalen said last year’s outbreak of chronic wasting disease does not appear to have taken a toll on the population in this area, or elsewhere in the state.

  • New CCHS schedule not favored by everyone

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    The new seven-period format at Carroll County High School opened to mixed reviews at the start of the school year last month.

    The new format replaces the “block scheduling” that was implemented at the school several years ago. Under that format, students  had four 45-minute classes that met all year and two 90-minute classes that changed each semester.

    The new format allows students to earn seven credits a year, one less than the eight that could be earned under block scheduling.

  • Water district issues boil water advisory

    All customers of Henry County Water District No. 2 are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

    District supervisor Barry Woods said Friday that two 12-inch water mains burst, “almost simultaneously,” Thursday morning at around 9 a.m. He said the boil water advisory could be in effect until after noon on Saturday.

    Woods said the order affects anyone who receives their water from the district, including, but not limited to, residents in Henry County, as well as residents in Shelby, Oldham, and parts of Trimble and western Carroll County.

  • Volunteer proud of those who made 'Madness' a success

    Editor:

    I have a lot of parents, families and friends to thank for everything they have done for Trimble County High School football and me. I worked on Midnight Madness for five weeks. I am very pleased to say it turned out to be a great success. I have so many people to thank, and I do not know where to begin.

    That is why I am writing. I am not a great speaker or writer. I don’t think there is a paper big enough to express my gratitude to everyone. I have never been so proud of people in Trimble County and so disappointed in others.

  • Lots to swap at last week's meet
  • CCHS Class of 1988 seeks classmates for reunion

    Editor:

    It has been 20 years since the Carroll County High School Class of 1988 graduated, and we are having a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    We are hoping to get in touch with all of our classmates. Anyone who has not received an invitation, or those who would like more information, can call Marla Bickers at (502) 732-6308, Gwen Abbott at (502) 525-0797, Wayne Adams at 732-0183 or Robin Huesman at 732-6405.

    We have to know who will be attending no later than Sept. 24.

  • More to be cleaned up in Ghent than junk cars

    Editor:

    After reading Mr. Dapron’s article in the last issue of The News-Democrat, I felt like I had to submit an article. Congratulations Mr. Dapron for speaking your mind! Myself, among many others, agree with you whole heartedly.

    We need more people in this county who are not afraid to speak up.

  • Couple honored for service to 4-H youth

    A Trimble County couple’s commitment to the Commonwealth’s 4-H horse program was recognized at this year’s state 4-H horse show.

    For 25 years of volunteer service to the organization, Gus and Beth Wagner were honored at the annual show held July 2 at Broadbent Arena in Lexington.

    The couple’s initial involvement with the club was due to the participation of their children, Elizabeth and Robert.

  • County uses new methods to get ‘deadbeat’ parents back on track

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Behind on your child support payments? Then you might expect any of the following to occur soon: There may be a Denver “boot” placed on your car, making it inoperable until you pay up; you may be refused a drink at your favorite bar; or your hunting or fishing license may be revoked.

  • ‘Patriot’ games at Butler golf course

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    One way to honor and support fallen and injured U.S. soldiers is to play golf at a state park golf course on Aug. 30. On that day, players will be able to donate to Wounded Warriors Inc.

    With backing from the U.S. Golf Association and the PGA of America, all Kentucky state park golf courses will be participating in Patriot Golf.

    Money raised also benefits the Fallen Heroes Foundation.