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Today's News

  • Trimble grad runs to benefit Leukemia Lymphoma Society

    While a student at Trimble County High School, Sara Spurr was not a member of the cross-country team. Nor was she a participant in Raider track and field competitions.

    Maybe that’s why it came as such a surprise to her family and friends when the 2005 TCHS grad announced recently that she was training for a marathon.

  • State Farm, Farm Bureau/McNeal’s win Carrollton Rotary Club’s golf scramble

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    It was a day of ties on the links at the annual Carrollton Rotary Club/United Industrial Piping Golf Scramble Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Sixteen six-man teams took part in the event that is divided into morning and afternoon flights to raise money for the Rotary Club’s scholarship programs.

  • Cost of ‘companionship’

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    A Milton couple was arrested Sept. 2 after Kentucky State Troopers say they scammed a local man of more than $214,000 by promising him “companionship.”

    George Michael True, 33, and his wife Angela M. True, 32, of Agin Way, were charged with theft by deception after investigators say the woman scammed a Milton man from a large sum of money by offering him a relationship.

  • Trimble woman alternate at Republican convention

    A Trimble County woman returned home Saturday, after representing Kentucky’s 4th District as an alternate delegate at last week’s 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Congressman Geoff Davis proposed the opportunity for Kathi Whitten Proulx.

    “I’ve had the time of my life,” Proulx wrote to the Trimble Banner from the convention.

    Last Monday’s opening session was overshadowed by the damage of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, but the event ended on a high note, Proulx said.

  • SKIRTING THE SYSTEM

    By BRENT SHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    Officials here recently recovered more than $20,000 in back child support from a Virginia man, with an apparent history of evading the child-support system. Despite that success, coaxing child support payments from other parents here is a growing challenge.

  • Fiscal Court OKs company’s plan to relocate cemetery

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow relocation of a cemetery on property owned by Nugent Sand Company on State Hwy. 36 West.

    The Giltner Family Cemetery, now located on land behind Indiana-Kentucky Trucking Co., will be moved to Nugent Sand property that adjoins St. Peter Lutheran Church, also on Hwy. 36.

  • Bridge repairs, resurfacing project under way on U.S. 42

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After a beautiful summer without a lot of road construction, the state Department of Transportation is back, bringing traffic congestion to two main arteries into and out of Carrollton.

  • Making the band

    About 16 band members marched in the Thursday afternoon heat, in an abandoned parking lot behind Trimble County High School. Without their instruments, the group counted and paced in rhythm. It was a lesson in synchronicity taught by new leader, Matthew Leedy.

    The 23-year-old musician started as new band director for the school’s program in late July.

  • Jones: ‘Mileage’ will help young team improve

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County cross country team traveled to Williamstown last week for its first race of the season, and tried to make a mark against some very good teams.

    Trimble County and Walton-Verona are top teams in the state and will challenge the Panthers every single week, according to Coach Jay Jones.

    “Our team is young but has really been putting in some great work this last month,” Jones said. “I am pleased with the way we raced down the stretch.”

  • Let's find ways to be part of the solution, not the problem

    OK. I had my say a couple weeks ago about Carrollton City Council and it’s inability to decide if code enforcement officer John Welch is not doing his job, or has too big a job for one person to handle.

    Any argument regarding the state of the city of Carrollton, in terms of nuisance properties, comes back to this question, it seems.