Today's News

  • Spray vaccine clinic Nov. 5

    The Trimble Banner If you’re anxious to get the H1N1 vaccination, tomorrow may be the day you’ve been waiting for – if you fall into the right target groups. The Trimble County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5, using the intranasal (nasal spray) H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine wil

  • Banner newsstand price raises to 75 cents on Nov. 4

    The Trimble Banner They say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. But there is one other thing – inflation. The recession has hit everyone hard, and our business is no exception. Costs that go into producing newspapers continue to rise, along with the price of gasoline and utilities. Overall, the cost of bringing you t

  • Group eyes options for revitalizing Downtown

    A river walk, new shops and venues, and beautification top the wish list for the city officials, local organization members and local business owners who met on Oct. 20 at the fiscal courtroom to discuss ways to revitalize downtown.

    “I think we’re running in a vicious cycle,” Carroll County Chamber of Commerce member and local restaurant owner Rhonda Welch said. “You can’t get people because you don’t have anything to keep them here. You can’t keep them here because you don’t have people.”

  • Council, P&Z to discuss home occupation ordinance

    “We’ve got to make our mind up and move.” These words from Carrollton City Councilman Mike Gordon at the Oct. 12 city council meeting sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance. In the August 5, 2009 article, The News-Democrat reported that Mayor Dwight Louden had brought up the issue in th

  • Runnin’ Raiders’ first invitational a success

    The Runnin’ Raiders may not have been the best hosts at Trimble County’s first Cross-Country Invitational, . After all, they took first place over all the teams they had invited to run with them Saturday at Trimble County Park. Schools throughout the Bluegrass state attended the race, including Lexington Christian Academy, Sayre High School in Lexington, Burgin Indepe

  • Football Raiders suffer tough loss

    The Trimble Banner The Trimble County High School football Raiders suffered a crushing defeat in the next-to-last game of the season. Traveling to Frankfort on Friday, Oct. 23, the Raiders were handed a 48-0 loss by the Panthers, a tough team that had only lost two games so far in the season – one to Spencer County and one to Western

  • Ghosts, goblins and other ghouls haunt Trimble County this week

    Be ready: They’re coming to get you. ... OK, they’re coming to get your candy.

    Either way, official Trick or Treat night for children in Trimble County is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

    For those who just can’t wait until Halloween, Milton Elementary School is hosting it’s annual “Trunk or Treat” night at the school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

  • Disability awareness walk set for Nov. 7

    The third annual Disability Awareness Week walk will take place on Nov. 7. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the first 75 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

    Chair Amy Hewitt said that individuals are asked to raise $50 and teams $50 per team member. However, no one will be turned away from the event.

    “If you can’t raise the $50, we still want you to come and support our cause,” Hewitt said, a Cartmell Elementary special education teacher.

  • Parents present plea for all-day kindergarten

    The Trimble Banner Of the 174 school districts scattered throughout the commonwealth, 11 still offer half-day kindergarten. Trimble County parents are hoping to convince the Board of Education to bring that number down to 10. “I was appalled we were one of those districts,” said Tara Isley, a parent and a teacher at Milton Elem

  • Coach upbeat after 4th Panther loss

    Class 2-A powerhouse DeSales galloped out of Carrollton with an impressive win Friday. The Colts, ranked sixth in the state in 2-A, scored early and often en route to a 54-6 triumph over the Carroll County Panthers.

    “That’s the best opponent we’ve ever seen since I’ve been associated with this team, hands down. They’re very athletic,” Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman said.

    In spite of the lopsided decision, Weedman was upbeat in post-game comments to his team.