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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • You might say Jim Ebert’s life is full of highs and lows.

    Ebert, director of Carroll County’s Camp Kysoc, took former county resident Skylar Cannon hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on Nov. 28.

    Two weeks later, on Dec. 11, Ebert helped fulfill another disabled hiker’s dream – climbing to the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    To hear Brinley Craig’s infectious giggle, anyone unfamiliar with the little boy would find it hard to believe the medical struggles he has endured over the last two months.

    In November, Trampus and Amanda Craig’s then 10-month-old son was diagnosed with mucopolysaccharidoses, also known as Type 1 MPS or Hurler Syndrome.

  • On Friday, when the doors of the Carroll County Public Library open after the New Year holiday, it will be just like every other day, but with one major difference: director Jarrett Boyd no longer will be the captain of the ship.

    Boyd is retiring as of today, Dec. 31, after more than 26 years at the helm, during which time she steered the facility from a small library with few customers to a state-of-the-art library with computers, a staff of nine and a budget 10 times larger than when she arrived in 1982.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    There are hanging racks filled with men’s pants, women’s dresses, children’s clothes and warm winter coats. Household items, including microwaves, bed sheets and knick-knacks, fill one room, while colorful children’s toys are available in another.

    The only thing physically distinguishing this small Bedford shop from consignment stores in the area is the absence of a cash register.

  • Costumed street dancing, a mariachi band, a Spanish-language Mass and a dinner combined Thursday for a colorful celebration honoring the tradition of the Lady of Guadalupe.

    Glowing candles lighted the way for a huge procession of faithful, who walked around the block where their church, St. John Catholic Church, is located.

    The group was escorted by Carrollton Assistant Police Chief Steve Abbott, who also had also escorted a caravan of participants from Warsaw, Ky., to Carrollton.

  • Aided by parents, friends and family, Marie VanDiver works tirelessly all year to provide a selection of quality, low-cost items for students at Christian Academy of Carrollton to buy as Christmas gifts.

    As a result, VanDiver and company had a huge assortment of the family – even the family dog.

    VanDiver said she and her helpers work during the year to make many of the items sold, and buy other items during after-Christmas sales.

  • It’s been an elusive goal for Jim Ebert, but on Friday, Nov. 28, he and another team of hikers successfully took Skylar Cannon to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Skylar, 13, a former student at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, was born with spinal muscular atrophy – a terminal disease that has left her without the use of her arms or legs. She and her family now live in Shelbyville, Ky.