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Today's News

  • Cross-country teams among top 5 in state

    Members of the Trimble County High School cross-country team are off to a fast start this season. On Sept 9, the team traveled to Henry County to participate in 1600-meter and 5K runs, alongside athletes from Owen, Carroll and Henry counties, as well as Eminence Independent Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    Results from the 1600m girls race were:

    Erin Gonterman, 1st, Olivia Cooley, 3rd, Kirsten Baird, 5th, Morgan Chappell, 9th, Katie Gonterman, 14th, Amber Bowyer, 16th, Naidelyn Cabada, 18th, Bonnie Wilson, 20th, Kayla Bailey, 23rd, and Allanis Rosell, 26th.

  • DAMAGE, DAMAGE, EVERYWHERE

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The phone lines in the dispatch office lit up and stayed that way for five hours Sunday, Sept. 14, as the winds from Hurricane Ike blew through Carroll County –  1,112 miles from Galveston, Texas, where it originally came ashore.

    The sustained winds damaged trees, houses and barns from Carrollton to Sanders, and from Ghent to Kings Ridge Road. Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said wind gusts were clocked at 60-75 mph throughout the afternoon.

  • Officer threatened with gun at Carrollton apartment

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    When Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry answered a harassment call between two neighbors at 1210 Lauren Drive, he found himself on the business end of a fully loaded 380 handgun.

    In his report, Embry said that he responded to the call at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14., off of Highland Avenue. He said Duwanna McCollum of Apt. 32 filed a complaint against neighbor Michael Anderson of Apt. 21.

  • FATS prepares officers for danger

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A few weeks ago, I sat in the cold, darkened training room in Carrollton’s City Hall, watching city and county employees train on the Firearms Training Simulator program. The digital program – known as FATS – projects onto a large screen, life-like situations in which trainees must determine how to subdue a suspect.

    I didn’t think that I could measure up to their training in such situations – even with “virtual” suspects.

  • Heritage Saturday returns to Masterson House

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Take a step back in time to see historic craft demonstrations, sample homemade butter, have a music lesson on a duclimer, and enjoy life in Carroll County as it used to be.

    Heritage Saturday is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,  Sept. 20 at the Masterson House on U.S. 42 West,  across from Arkema, near the Carrollton city limits.

  • IKE BLOWS THROUGH TRIMBLE COUNTY

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Saturday’s bright sunny skies and calm winds gave little warning of what Sunday would bring.

    Although forecasters with the National Weather Service had warned of winds gusting up to 35 mph as the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the Ohio River Valley, the windstorm actually brought winds clocking at twice that speed, according to an NWS spokesman.

  • In Sanders, neighbors help clear debris after Ike's visit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The buzz of chainsaws filled the air Monday morning and afternoon, as residents in Sanders worked to clear away debris from one of the worst windstorms in recent memory.

    The path of Hurricane Ike, which swung on a northeasterly course Sunday after coming ashore Saturday in Texas, left a 200-mile-wide swath of destruction in about 12 other states, including Kentucky, according to Weather.com.

    While most residents in Carroll County did not lose power in the storm, the entire city of Sanders did.

  • Free flu shots for first 1,000 people

    By TONY MILLET

    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • PTO prepares for final event

    Editor:

    Milton Elementary School will host its annual fish fry Oct. 18. We’d like to invite everyone to visit us on this special day.

    This year will be the final fish fry at the current Milton Elementary School before our greatly anticipated mid-year move to the new facility. We are excited and nostalgic about the ‘good ole days’! We want to make this year’s fall festival a true “walk down memory lane”.

  • $1.65 million granted for area water projects

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    More than 1,600 water customers in Carroll and Owen counties will see improvements to their water systems with a $1.65 million combination federal loan and grant award to Carroll County Water District No. 1.