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  • The Trimble Banner Their mission seemed simple: Design a rocket out of plastic 2-liter soda bottles and other materials that can be fueled by water and air pressure and launched at least 150 feet into the air. It wasn’t as simple as it seemed, but most of the students in Angela Pacheco’s advanced physics class were able to meet the challenge on the Raider athleti

  • This is a column about stories. Our newspaper is filled each week with stories about local happenings in government, school administration, courts and law enforcement, civic activities and the numerous happenings that influence our lives on an ongoing basis in Carroll County.

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    Though the official tally of attendees and funds raised at Saturday’s Fish Fry and fall festival at Milton Elementary School is not yet final, organizers were pleased with the crowds who came during the day-long event.

    There also was a large raffle, door prizes and an auction, and performances by MES students in the gymnasium.

     

  • The Trimble Banner Visitors to the Asphalt Angels’ October car show were greeted by sunny skies, crisp autumn air and some ghastly sights Sunday, Oct. 11, at Milton City Park. Angels’ member Joy Kidwell said the seventh annual Terry McCord Memorial Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show reached the 100-entry mark and attracted at least

  • By LISA CONNOR

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Eldon Brown’s life began on Oct. 25, 1959 in Covington. He was born to Eldon and Janet Brown. Life for the Brown family was difficult, and it was especially trying to care for a child as rambunctious and as energetic as their little Eldon.  

  • The Trimble Banner

    For 12 years, second-graders in Carolee Kunkel’s class at Bedford Elementary School have watched caterpillars turn into monarch butterflies.

  • Living out a dream and crossing things off my bucket list is what I have had the opportunity to do for the past two years as I have worked at The News-Democrat.

    As a child of 7 or 8, I produced a hand written newspaper of sorts for my subdivision in Mason, Ohio.  I only put out several editions before I realized how hard it was to hand write several copies every week.

    Next I was the editor of our junior high school newspaper and then worked on my high school yearbook and was editor of the high school newspaper when I was a senior.  

  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have every thing you need.” — Cicero

  • The Trimble Banner Special Olympics has a special place in Amy Hewitt’s life. A special education teacher at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, Hewitt is one of the coordinators of the athletic program for physically and mentally challenged children and adults in Carroll County. Because children can’t join Special Olym

  • Landmark News Service

    “It soweth here with toil and care, But the harvest-time of love is there.”

    – Robert Southey

    Unusually wet weather and a cooler-than-normal July have made life interesting for owners of three local produce stands.

    “It’s been very, very trying,” said Jamie Pyles, owner of Bray Orchard and Roadside Market.

  • Alpenglow Adventures, the Carrollton organization founded by Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert, recently completed another successful venture to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Providing hiking expeditions to people who cannot walk, or cannot walk without assistance, Alpenglow Adventures takes individuals to destinations attempted by very few, if any, disabled climbers.

  • The Trimble Banner

    Retired Trimble County educator Dean Bowling has assembled a collection of stories from his youth, and others about his ancestors, for a new book, “Mules and Wildcat Heads.”

    Published by Xlibris Corp. of Bloomington, Ind., the book centers on “those Eastern Kentucky hills in which I grew up; a story of the love and admiration for those who influenced me the most,” Bowling explained.

  • TB Correspondent

    Trimble County school band members have one advantage over other students: For four days straight last week, they had a chance to get back into the early morning routine during band camp at Trimble County High School.

    Camp started daily at 8 a.m., and band members found themselves working hard until 8 p.m. If they were lucky, they could call it the day at 5:30 p.m. last week.

    Thursday was the only overnight for the squad, which slept over at the school. But, after a big breakfast, it was back to work at 8:15 a.m.

  • The opening of Interstate 71 from Louisville to I-75 in 1969 has not only changed the business climate of Carroll County, but in neighboring counties as well, according to area government leaders and business representatives.

    “There’s no doubt about it,” according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, “the interstate has certainly been beneficial to us in getting the industry we have here.”

  • The Trimble Banner

    Quietly, the Milton-Madison Bridge project is continuing as teams work to collect information that may help engineers determine the best of three possible sites for a new span across the Ohio River.

    Sonar exploration of the river bottom was conducted on Thursday, July 2. From a small silver-colored boat, hydrographer Pat Hahs of Mainstream Divers used side-scan sonar equipment to map out debris, archeological artifacts and anything else lying at the bottom of the river.

  • The Trimble Banner

    With the exception of rain on the morning of the first day of the fair, the weather cooperated for Trimble County’s 2009 Fair, held Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27.

    Though it was hot and humid, the skies were sunny throughout the week. Fair Board President Linda Craig said Monday that all of the planned events went “pretty good. ... We didn’t get the rain they predicted.”

  • The American Cornhole Organization will celebrate National Cornhole Day at the first annual HoldHeadz Fest, Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at Point Park in Carrollton. HoldHeadz Fest is a weekend-long party of cornhole, music and fun for cornhole enthusiasts everywhere. Admission is free. There is an entry fee to play, however.

  • Captain David Whitten pulled up anchor and got his crew of four back under way Monday, June 15 beginning the second leg on their journey to the Gulf of Mexico on a hand made packet boat — the adventure of a lifetime.

    Whitten, who in his real life is a carpenter and contractor in Russell, Penn., said he was inspired by a book he read about Harlan Hubbard, a local man who built a shanty boat with his wife and lived on the river for years. If an older couple could do it, Whitten said, he believes five strapping young men and not quite so young men could certainly do it.

  • The Trimble Banner

    Perhaps it’s the economy. Or maybe the food is just that good.

    At Morgan Community Center in Bedford, coordinator Rita Davis said she and her summer meal program volunteers have served as many as 70 meals in a day – about twice the average number served last year.