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Today's Features

  • From the battles of Bryan Station and Blue Licks during the Revolutionary War to keeping the Underground Railroad on track prior to the Civil War, Kentucky has lots of heroes to celebrate.

    Students at Cartmell Elementary School last week learned about these points in the state’s and the country’s history through the arts, with the help from artist-in-residence Bob Ford.

    Last time Ford was in town, several years ago, he worked with the students several times throughout the year to help them write and produce a play about local history.

  • Thursday, Oct. 30: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5:30; English as a Second Language, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 31: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 1: Anime Club, 1-3 p.m., ages 12 and older

    Tuesday, Nov. 4: Toddler time, 11 a.m.; GED, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 6: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; Cookbook Cookoff and Tasting Bee, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 7: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

  • It was standing room only during the Friday and Saturday performances of “Grease” this past weekend in the Sam Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle School.

    In fact, Saturday’s tickets were sold out and hopeful theater-goers were asked to return for an extra showing Sunday afternoon.

    And it seems the wait was worth it. Audiences were treated to an impressive production with fabulous sets, excellent costumes and outstanding singing and dancing by the actors, all middle- and high-school students.

  • The Pink Ladies and T-Birds of Rydell High will be be-bopping onstage in a musical production of “Grease” this weekend at Carroll County Middle School.

    Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, in the Sam Simpson Auditorium at CCMS. Tickts are $5, and are only being sold at the door.

  • As businesses deal with the realities of a national recession, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce members got some hands-on advice on how to make their way through the economic downtown.

    Speaking Tuesday, Jan. 13, to the chamber membership meeting at General Butler State Resort Park, David Oetken of Louisville offered five steps to survive the recession.

    As director of Greater Louisville Inc., that city’s Chamber of Commerce,  Oetken said his job is to assist businesses with funding and running their operations.

  • The photographic art of lifelong resident Jim Fothergill is next to be on display in the community room at the Carroll County Public Library for February.

    The show opens with an artist’s reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, and also will feature sketches by Carroll County High School student Lauren Wright in the alcove.

  • To say Jim Mitchell is one in a million was definitely an understatement last week.

    Mitchell, a 12-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, was among more than two million people who crowded into Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, with most there to witness the inauguration festivities as Barack Obama became the nation’s 44th president.

  • The peace and serenity of an idyllic setting in Carroll County, with a beautiful lake, a large forest and a place for a bonfire, lately has been disturbed by the pounding of drums, wailing of electric guitars and “screamo” singing.

    It is rehearsal time for the local heavy-metal band, Hiding It All, and band members Travis Rice (bass guitar), Doug Dempsey (lead guitar), Nathan Toeves (drums), Ryan Jackson (lead screamer/singer) and Jordan Edmonson (rhythm guitar) are making the walls of one Mound Hill Road home shake, rattle and roll.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While her Trimble County Lady Raider teammates were fighting for a win on the court Jan. 10, Hannah Ball was parading across a stage in the Galt House’s Grand Ballroom as a contestant in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    Although Ball, the 2008 Miss Trimble County Fair, did not place at the state competition, the experience was one she said she would never forget. And hopes to have again.

  • A former executive and future middle school teacher has written and published what she hopes to be the first of many books of poetry – and maybe a novel or two.