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Today's News

  • PAUL POE -- CHALLENGER

    The Trimble Banner Paul Poe is no stranger to running for Trimble County sheriff. After two previous bids in 2002 and 2006, he is hoping this time will be the charm. If elected, Poe said he would make combating drugs in the county his top priority. “I hate drugs,” he said. He said programs addressing the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse are needed in the county, a

  • ‘A GREAT THING’

    The Trimble Banner Sometimes, the success of an event outpaces everyone’s expectations. Such was the case Saturday, April 24, at the county’s first Household Hazardous Waste Day at Trimble County Park. County solid-waste coordinator Matt Gossom estimated about 80 vehicles came to the park’s maintanence barn to unload eve

  • Writer supports Smith in sheriff’s primary race

    Editor: We have Ben Smith, Jim Hamilton, J.T. Shaw and Eddie Mefford who are all good men with experience. My personal choice would be Ben Smith. He brings fairness, no-nonsense when needed, he doesn’t lie and he doesn’t twist the evidence around to arrest someone just because he doesn’t like them. He’s faithful to

  • Obituary offers descriptive view of my ancestor’s life

    With the account of the 1852 explosion of the steamboat Redstone last month I began a new series of monthly columns about historical events in Carroll County, called “Water Under the Bridge.” I plan to continue researching events of local historical significance for those who enjoy an occasional blast from the past. This month, I

  • District 3 incumbent Scott seeks re-election

    Editor:

    Serving as magistrate of District 3 for the past three years and announcing my candidacy for re-election, I want each of you to know I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to serve in a county that I hold in such high regard.

  • TIM COONS -- INCUMBENT

    The Trimble Banner Each of the three challengers for Trimble County sheriff in the May 18 Primary Election have stressed the belief that residents need to know they can call on the sheriff or his deputies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Incumbent Tim Coons couldn’t agree more. He says that’s why he’s worked for nearly eight years to increase the staff in

  • Crawford announces bid for District 3 magistrate

    Editor: Our community is filled with people rich in diversity, abilities, opinions, talents and creative thinking, deserving of elected officials who are accessible and willing to listen. Officials should be working closely with constituents to find appropriate solutions to individual and community concerns. My personal and professional ex

  • Recent letter gave misinformation about TCHS prom policy

    Sadly, I am not perfect. I am reminded of that regularly – especially on Wednesdays when the paper hits the newsstands. That’s when I get calls from people letting me know that something we printed wasn’t quite right – or, sometimes, just plain wrong. I hate that. But, it happens, and I do my best to set the record s

  • Panthers give up two runs in the seventh, fall 4-3

    With two outs and a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning, it looked like the Panthers had the game wrapped up against the visiting Simon Kenton squad. A ground ball was hit to junior third baseman Zach Wise for the seemingly third out of the game. However, the ball sailed on him, past the first baseman, allowing the tying run on base. A

  • Writer still waiting for paving in Milton

    Editor: I am happy for Mr. Dunn that he got his road paved. That is more than I can say for the northern part of Trimble County. There are two roads in Carmel Heights Subdivision that have been on the county road map since 1964 that have never been graded or graveled. So you can call that a good county official. I don’t think so. Of course, I don’t live south off th