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Today's News

  • Lady Panthers shock Shelby's Lady Rockets in overtime

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers opened their season Monday with a nail-biting 63-59 win in overtime over the Shelby County Lady Rockets. This marks the first time Head Coach Randy Mefford has beaten them in his seven-year tenure as head coach.

    “I’m elated,” Mefford said. “It’s exciting to be able to pull off a win against Shelby County. Our girls played their hearts out.”

  • County adopts ordinance for NAS facility expansion

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has authorized issuance of $110 million in taxable industrial building revenue bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The bonds will be issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance the cost of the latest planned expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Feds funding county watershed protection projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has awarded contracts for seven area watershed projects totaling nearly $600,000.

    During the fiscal court’s Nov. 24 meeting, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported that the bids were accepted on Nov. 16.

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Members sought for facilities committee The Trimble County Board of Education is in the process of developing the District Facility Planning Committee. This committee is responsible for developing a five-year facility plan for the Trimble County School District. Community and business leaders interested in being on the committee should contact Sandy Ward at the board office, (5

  • Automated system to begin managing teacher days off substitutes

    Carroll County schools will begin a new automated solution to manage teacher absences and substitute placement after the first of the year.

    Schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad told Carroll County Board of Education members about the new program, called AESOP, during the Nov. 19 meeting.

    “AESOP is a program for automatic contact of substitutes to fill absences, and a way to keep up with payroll,” Conrad said. “We’ve spent a lot of time getting it set up so we can implement it right after Christmas break.”

  • Inmate cardiac care could cost county $100,000

    The Trimble Banner An emergency medical situation with an inmate at Carroll County Regional Detention Center last week may cost Trimble County Fiscal Court $100,000 or more. Calvin Sturgill, 45, in inmate at the jail on Clay Street in Carrollton, was taken to the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital after becoming ill Monday, Nov. 9, according to Carroll County Jail

  • Whitney Ballinger leading Lady Tigers

    Whitney Ballinger is leading the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers in scoring and rebounding even though hamstrung by foul trouble while CU has rung up three impressive wins.

    A former star player at Carroll County High School, Ballinger transferred to Campbellsville after spending a year at Western Kentucky University.

    “Whitney has been a terrific addition to our program,” said Campbellsville Coach Ginger Colvin. “She is an excellent student, player and person.”

  • Repairs under way on cemetery wall

    The Trimble Banner Recent damage to the ancient stone wall surrounding Bedford Cemetery is being repaired, with the costs being covered by LG&E. Tom Crutcher, general manager of LG&E’s Trimble generating station, said Steve Land of Milton was hired to make repairs to damage caused by a truck making a de

  • Scouting for Food

    The Scouting for Food drive surpassed last year’s collection amount after receiving donations from a variety of sources, including the door-to-door collection on Saturday, Nov. 21, Carroll County Schools  and Dow Corning.

    According to Director of Public Relations for Carroll County Schools Jeff Fremin, the total for the drive from November through Saturday was 14,785. Last year’s total was 13,043. The food is donated to the Community Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church in Carrollton.

  • Local JAG program helps students earn GED, become better citizens

    One of the most important tools a person can arm themselves with when stepping out into the world is an education. Chuck Roberts and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program want to help students who dropped out of high school earn their GED and open themselves up to more job and life opportunities.