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  • Kicking off Early Head Start

    The Carroll County School District will hold an open house for the new Early Head Start program Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The open house will provide both an opportunity for parents to receive more information about the program, as well as further details about the new jobs the program will cre

  • Wintery Blast

    Winter has struck with a vengeance, blasting the entire country with blistery temperatures and heaps of snow. In Carroll County, two snowfalls totaled an estimated foot and a half in some areas, blanketing everything in white. Local snow crews have been working around-the-clock to ensure that the roads are safe for drivers. Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said h

  • Today is Treasure Finder Day in Carroll County

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, has been designated as Treasure Finder Day in Carroll County, from noon to 4 p.m., at the old courtroom of the Carroll County Courthouse, 440 Main Street, in Carrollton. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach visited Carrollton Friday to introduce the program to local government officials and volunteers who will assist

  • House faces 'defining moment' with state budget

    FRANKFORT – As the clock tick-tocked on a session still without a formal budget proposal, the General Assembly this week stared down the barrel of what one leader called its 'defining moment,' moving ahead with what another leader called its greatest challenge since at least 1990.

     

  • TCHS academic team wins 7th-straight district title

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

    Different district, different opponents, doesn’t matter.  

    Trimble County High School’s academic team – despite being moved to the 29th district with Oldham, North Oldham, and South Oldham – won the district title for the seventh year in a row. 

  • Sheriff to come home Saturday

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith is scheduled to be released this Saturday from Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. Reached by phone Tuesday morning, Smith told The News-Democrat he is feeling good and ready to come home. “Everything’s going real good,” he said of his recovery progress. Smith said his family is scheduled to bring him home Saturday morning.

  • High river level hampers work at Markland

    Disruptions due to current river and weather conditions will lengthen the duration of repair work to the 1,200-foot lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam. That work got underway last week, according to Carol Laboshosky, media spokesperson for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The dam is located on the Ohio River near

  • County to buy property for court parking

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 26 to pursue the purchase of land adjacent to the Wheeler Hall of Justice, 802 Clay Street, to develop paved space for overflow parking. The vote came after an executive session to discuss the parking situation at the court facility. “We’re negotiating with a property owner to buy a half-acr

  • King and queen take center court
  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Find out how to send news to The Trimble Banner Editor Phyllis McLaughlin is hosting a seminar at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Trimble County Public Library to explain how to submit photos and news to the Trimble Banner. The event is free and will include refreshments. Find out how to send photos electronically; what kind of photos work best; when and where to send news; an