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Today's News

  • The search is on for a new principal at MES

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Just hours after announcing Buddy Sampson as the new TCHS principal, district superintendent Marcia Haney-Dunaway was handed the resignation of a popular elementary school principal.

    Chris Kindred, Milton Elementary School’s administrative leader since 2006, resigned his post July 29 to accept the assistant principal position at Bryan Station High School in Fayette County, KY.

  • Time to make sure teens know drinking isn’t OK

    Editor:

    It is summertime, and your teens may have more free time on their hands. Most of our teens are making healthy choices this summer – like not drinking alcohol.

    Unfortunately, there are many who do choose to drink. Most young people who start drinking before age 21 do so when they are about 13-14 years old. That is why parents and all adults should send a strong message that underage drinking is not OK.

  • 81 kids caught ‘Bug’ from library’s summer program

    Editor:

    On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees of the Carroll County Public Library, I would like to thank all who helped make our Summer Reading Program, “Catch the Reading Bug” such a success.  

  • Wanted: Slow-minded man with money or cash-strapped, talented handyman

    I may be a domestic goddess, but does that mean I have to be the female equivalent of Bob Vila?

    My latest escapade in home repair began at 9:30 last Saturday morning. After leisurely crawling from my comfy bed, I uncharacteristically decided to immediately shower and begin a full day of errands. To my chagrin, only lukewarm water flowed from the pipes when I turned the knob labeled “hot.”

  • Girl Scout’s license-plate project comes to fruition

    Editor:

    Starting the week of Aug. 11, Kentucky residents can order the license plate that supports Autism Awareness. It is the Girl Scout project of an Oldham County teen-ager, Natalie Pope. She completed all of the Girl Scout prerequisites necessary, she designed the license plate, she took orders and followed the “red” tape all the way to the end. This process has taken Natalie about a year and a half to complete.

  • Still the 'new guy' on the force

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Brian Denton is still the new guy at the Trimble County sheriff’s office.

    Despite nearly two years experience working for the department, Denton knows many people still refer to him as “rookie” or “the new guy.” But that doesn’t bother the self-proclaimed “boring guy” who traded a career in graphic design for a badge and gun.

  • Parade, celebrity tug-of-war adds to Madness

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Even folks who don’t enjoy football can have a good time at Raider Midnight Madness.

    The annual event, which provides financial support for the Trimble County High School Raider football team, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 and features more to see and do than ever before.

  • City council accepts resignations of Gordon, Hunt

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council accepted resignations from two city employees at its meeting Monday, July 28.

    City Police Officer Jeff Gordon will leave the department Aug. 11. Gordon is moving to Indiana.

    Public Works secretary Rachel Hunt is leaving Aug. 7 to take a teaching position at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

  • Summer program gave artist new experiences

    Have you ever had an experience that made you know you were really alive? I don’t just mean alive as in living and breathing; I mean a time when you felt as though you could do anything you put your mind to?  

    I had this type of experience at Governor’s School for the Arts this summer, where I studied instrumental music on the flute.  The faculty members were amazing performers and teachers. They were encouraging and positive, and helped us improve our music in even the most minuscule ways.

  • Vannarsdall, 10, reels in 7-pounder

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Dakota Vannarsdall, a young local angler, doesn’t have to tell any “fish tales” about the one that got away.

    It took three tries, but Dakota and his brother, Logan, finally dragged in a large-mouth bass weighing almost 7 pounds to the edge of a local farm pond. The fish measured 21 inches long.

    Dakota is the 10-year-old son of Keith and Missy Vannarsdall, and said he loves to fish almost as much as he loves playing basketball.