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Today's News

  • KSP Highway enforcement gets results

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Traffic fatalities have been drastically reduced and drug seizures are on the increase in the district covered by the Kentucky State Police Post 5.

    Capt. Dean Hayes, commander of the post in Campbellsburg, says much of the credit for the improved statistics should go to troopers Rick Ellis and Dennis Hedger.

    Together, Ellis and Hedger make up the new “criminal patrol” team primarily assigned to the Interstate-71 corridor from Gallatin County to Oldham County.

  • CCHS students look forward to new year

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Bells ringing, teachers smiling, and students chattering, Carroll County public schools officially began the 2008-2009 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7.  

    Although students were somewhat sad to see the summer days gone, many students at Carroll County High School are looking forward to the upcoming year.

  • Sheriff's department budget raises no red flags

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department again passed its state audit with flying colors.

    In a news release last week, state Auditor Crit Luallen issued reports on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Scott to campaign for school board

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  • A new plan to make traffic flow at TCMS

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The new school year will bring a new traffic pattern to the Trimble County Middle School parking lot.

    After nearly daily issues last spring surrounding the often-confusing system of drop offs and pick-ups of the school’s pre-teens, district administrators have devised a new plan to get students safely to and from the building.

  • Ready, set – Back to school!
  • Trimble Raider Gilder to play in Softball World Series

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While some Trimble County High School students spent the summer relaxing and hanging out with their friends, Megan Gilder was spending time on a softball field making her dreams come true.

    Gilder, who will be a senior at Trimble County High School this year, has been given an opportunity to do something many dream of the first time they play catch in the front yard or step up to the plate in their inaugural Little League game. She is competing in the Softball World Series.

  • Local surgeon runs half-marathon; raises funds for autism

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Doctor. Mother. Runner. All three words describe Jeannine Perrenoud, and each played a part in her decision to run in the New York City Half Marathon on July 27.

    A surgeon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Perrenoud has a 4-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with autism. Running in the 13.1 mile race, she was able to raise $5,000 for autism research, in hopes that research will help her daughter – and other children – someday.

  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Patti Mefford was sworn in as interim Carroll County clerk Thursday afternoon by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    The swearing-in ceremony took place following a reception in honor of Marketta Brock on the day of her retirement, July 31.

  • Unmotivated fish spoil competitor's dream

    Living in a river town, it would seem that everybody should know how to fish. It’s the same reasoning that would require everyone living in the Swiss Alps to know how to ski.

    But I have lived on the Ohio River – in both directions from Cincinnati – for 25 years, and I still “fish” on a blanket with a book.

    I have baited my children’s hooks and removed fish from those same hooks, but as far as sitting there with a pole in my hand waiting for something to bite the other end –  not so much.