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  • Journeyman Steve Young recently visited Carrollton during one of his journeys across the country to raise awareness for the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for sick and terminally ill children in Randleman, N.C. According to their website, the camp opened in 2004 and has served more than 11,000 children and families from 47 states and th

  • Auctions are a place where learning to detect and interpret even the most minute change of body language is key.  As the amplified voice of the owner and auctioneer, David Neville, rambles the increment prices of the merchandise, most of the communication on the floor of Capstone Produce Market was being done through looks, small nods of the head and quick hand gestures. Othe

  • The property stands idle after a 50-year history of service as a summer residential camping facility for special needs individuals from the summer of 1960 until May 29, 2010. When first opened, Camp Kysoc was considered to be a premiere camping facility for special needs children and the first of its kind in the nation. During the years of o

  • Shawn Keeton’s life has been a “Culinary Expedition.” After a lifetime of exposure to and learning about good cooking, Keeton has two cookbooks and a cooking show in the works, and he teaches cooking classes once a month at the local extension office. His love of cooking was conceived as a child when he watched his grand

  • Carrollton residents Willie B. and Mary Ricketts reached a major milestone in their journey through life together, celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary July 4. Their achievement was recognized in letters from President Barack Obama and Gov. Steve Beshear. The couple has three children, 12 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 17 great-grand and step great-grandchildren, tw

  • On Tuesday, Bedford Elementary School was abuzz with children, even though school has been out now for a couple weeks. The school is hosting the Trimble County Migrant Education summer program, which is intended to help children of families who have moved into the district within the past three years. Activities are designed to help children, from preschool and beyond, advance in

  • Cheerful. Positive. Happy. Energetic. Dedicated. Strong. Wonderful. Missed. Just a few words that friends and co-workers have used to describe Jennie Weaver who will be retiring from the Carroll County Board of Education on June 30 after 30 years of work with the district. Weaver started in 1980 at the Carroll County Middle School working

  • To look at Kyndal Curry’s high school resume of scholastic, athletic and extra-curricular activities and accomplishments would make one wonder when she makes time to eat and sleep. What is more remarkable is the fact that Curry’s extensive resume has been written in three, not four, years of high school achievement. Nominated by

  • The Trimble Banner Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2010 Trimble County Relay for Life. Friday night will start the third continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the third year to use the front parking lot of Be

  • Will Yager is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in four years at Carroll County High School. Will represented his school and community capably in golf, contributed to a successful baseball program with his performances on the mound and had a stellar basketball career for the Panthers. The senior News-Democrat Student Athlete of the Yea

  • Zach Wise is a competitor. Watching him on the baseball field swing with power, run with a purpose, dive for fly balls, cheer for his teammates, it is easy to see the game is important to him. But what isn’t seen is the emphasis Wise also places on academics and excelling in the classroom. Wise, a junior at Carroll County High School,

  • The Trimble Banner Ideas ranged from spending time with senior citizens and helping ensure children have something to eat over a weekend to helping with an organization that provides therapy to special-needs children through horses. Those were the projects that students in the Trimble County High School Teen Leadership Program either completed during the school year, or have comm

  • Members of the Trimble County Klunkers are escorted Saturday down Connector Road toward the Pioneer Power Club tractor show in Carrollton. Fourteen riders participated to raise funds for the Klunker’s Relay for Life team, lining up at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Trimble County Middle School after having a good, hearty breakfast. This was the eighth year for the tractor sh

  • The Trimble Banner

    Despite having enjoyed art classes as a high school student, it wasn’t until about four years ago that Diana Sharber found her way back to that passion.

    A Christmas gift of painting lessons from her husband, Jim, sparked her creativity – examples of which are on display through the end of May at the Trimble County Public Library. The show is mostly paintings, but also includes a homegrown gourd she painted and a quilt she made.

  • 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

  • By PATTI CLARK Special to The News-Democrat   Consider for a minute the construction of a new building. Potential new homeowners spend hours picking out the color of the paint, the type of light fixtures in each of the rooms, carpet and other flooring, even flowers for the landscap

  • Hundreds of children of all ages attended the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at Trimble County Park, sponsored by the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. About 3,000 eggs were hidden for children in four age groups to find. Above, older children take off to find eggs in the main field that stretches from U.S. 421 North to one

  • The Trimble Banner If you thought Meals on Wheels delivered cold, boring sandwiches and “rubber chicken” dinners, think again. Recipients of the program in Trimble County are treated with yummy-looking dishes from Masterson’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. For instance, on Monday’s menu was baked ziti, capri-blend vegetables, a mixed-vegetable salad wi

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    Two things tell me that spring is here — the forsythia in my yard is close to blooming and I’ve been working with the Main Street Promotions Committee to plan this year’s Easter on the Square event.