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Today's News

  • Runnin’ Raiders fall in close North Central conference championship meet

    The North Central Kentucky Conference (NCKC) has developed into a cross country powerhouse of competition over the last several years. The NCKC has produced 1 state individual champion, 1 state runner-up individual, 15 first team all-state runners, 10 second team all state runners, 1 team state championship, 3 team state runner-ups, and a flurry of all-region runners. The NCKC teams are Gallatin County, Carroll County, Williamstown, Henry County, Owen County, Walton Verona, and Trimble County.

  • Jones a good man who will be dearly missed

    Editor:

    In the Oct. 15, 2008, edition of The News-Democrat, there was an article entitled “Drugs suspected in death of 26-year-old,” by Sharon Graves.  

    As a friend and former co-worker of Tommy Jones Jr., about whom this article was written, I was compelled to state my sincere disapproval of its content. This piece of journalism came out a few days after the shocking death and funeral of a very young man who will be dearly missed by many friends and family members.  

  • Cinderella story ends too soon as varsity Raider volleyball team loses in districts

    The Lady Raiders high school volleyball team could not have picked a better time to play as a team when the Trimble group traveled to Carroll County to face off against the rival Panther squad Oct. 13. The match opened the 29th District playoffs where Trimble County bested the Panthers, 25-19 and 25-21, before falling to Oldham County to end their tournament dreams.

  • Henry County dampens high spirits during Carroll County's homecoming

    Homecoming brought out a lot of emotion, family and friends as everyone came together to watch the Carroll County Panthers play football on a beautiful fall night.

    It’s a chance for recent grads to come home and show off their college status and other returning alumni to visit with friends and show off their children.  This past Friday was all that and more, except for a win.

    The Henry County Wildcats are big, and when they came into town many whispered, ‘the Panthers will be lucky to score against them.’  

  • 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.