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  • 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.

  • Disability awareness walk set for Nov. 7

    The third annual Disability Awareness Week walk will take place on Nov. 7. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the first 75 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

    Chair Amy Hewitt said that individuals are asked to raise $50 and teams $50 per team member. However, no one will be turned away from the event.

    “If you can’t raise the $50, we still want you to come and support our cause,” Hewitt said, a Cartmell Elementary special education teacher.

  • Parents present plea for all-day kindergarten

    The Trimble Banner Of the 174 school districts scattered throughout the commonwealth, 11 still offer half-day kindergarten. Trimble County parents are hoping to convince the Board of Education to bring that number down to 10. “I was appalled we were one of those districts,” said Tara Isley, a parent and a teacher at Milton Elem

  • County awarded two homeland security grants

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reports that he has received notification that the county has been awarded two grants which will be used to improve communications and purchase mobile data computers for local law enforcement. A third application was not funded.

    “Two out of three is not bad,” Tomlinson said.

  • Riding for a cause
  • HALLOWEEN

    Just because Trick-or-Treating will be early doesn’t mean kids of all ages still can’t have fun on Halloween night.

    Carroll County Relay For Life will be hosting their first Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carrollton Armory.

    “We always take donations, but there is no admission charge,” Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger said.

  • New evaluation system targets classroom tech

     “For something to get done, you have to monitor what is being done and look for ways to do it better,” Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said, prefacing his explanation of a new system of evaluating class work during the Oct. 22 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education.

    The new system of evaluating lesson plans and goals, the use of technology in the classroom and what type of information is being taught is accomplished through what Hogan called “eWalk.”