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  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Local author visits Trimble Co. Library Dean Bowling, former Trimble County teacher and author of the recently released “Mules and Wildcat Heads” memoir, will be featured at a reception and book-signing from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Trimble County Public Library. Business donates to building fund The Bedford Subway is hosting a one-day fund-raiser for the Trim

  • Fiscal Court votes to support drug-free coalition

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide $10,000 to a local program battling substance abuse in the county’s youth.

    Members of the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coalition made a presentation during fiscal court’s Oct. 27 meeting. Chairman Leigh Ann Roberts said the community coalition was organized in 2006 with the purpose of working within the community to prevent substance abuse among the youth in the county.

  • Kelley-Jones’ work featured during November

    Windows, mirrors, jar lids and bottle caps. Marbles, beads, wallpaper and beans. What do these things have in common? They have all been used in Connie Kelley-Jones’ art pieces.

    “I’m pretty much open to using anything,” she said.

    Kelley-Jones will be the featured artist for the second time at the Carroll County Library this month. Her work will hang through the end of November, and the Meet the Artist Reception will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Heating assistance program underway

    For those struggling to pay their heating bills this winter, consider applying for the low-income home energy assistance program, known as LIHEAP.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors

    Project Comfort brought out 68 volunteers who performed

    various repairs at 15 homes and yard work at five others Saturday

    morning. The community effort is now in its fourth year of helping homeowners with needed repairs.

     

  • Spray vaccine clinic Nov. 5

    The Trimble Banner If you’re anxious to get the H1N1 vaccination, tomorrow may be the day you’ve been waiting for – if you fall into the right target groups. The Trimble County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5, using the intranasal (nasal spray) H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine wil

  • Banner newsstand price raises to 75 cents on Nov. 4

    The Trimble Banner They say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. But there is one other thing – inflation. The recession has hit everyone hard, and our business is no exception. Costs that go into producing newspapers continue to rise, along with the price of gasoline and utilities. Overall, the cost of bringing you t

  • Group eyes options for revitalizing Downtown

    A river walk, new shops and venues, and beautification top the wish list for the city officials, local organization members and local business owners who met on Oct. 20 at the fiscal courtroom to discuss ways to revitalize downtown.

    “I think we’re running in a vicious cycle,” Carroll County Chamber of Commerce member and local restaurant owner Rhonda Welch said. “You can’t get people because you don’t have anything to keep them here. You can’t keep them here because you don’t have people.”

  • Council, P&Z to discuss home occupation ordinance

    “We’ve got to make our mind up and move.” These words from Carrollton City Councilman Mike Gordon at the Oct. 12 city council meeting sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance. In the August 5, 2009 article, The News-Democrat reported that Mayor Dwight Louden had brought up the issue in th

  • Ghosts, goblins and other ghouls haunt Trimble County this week

    Be ready: They’re coming to get you. ... OK, they’re coming to get your candy.

    Either way, official Trick or Treat night for children in Trimble County is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

    For those who just can’t wait until Halloween, Milton Elementary School is hosting it’s annual “Trunk or Treat” night at the school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.