Local News

  • Family loses everything in house fire Saturday

    No one was injured, but a Carrollton family lost everything they owned in a house fire Saturday morning.

    Homeowner Lois Gray and her family were awakened by their smoke detector early Saturday morning. CFD Chief Mike Terrell said the family saw a fire in the front room near the space heater. They threw buckets of water on it, but the fire climbed up the wall so the family left the home.

  • Forum Jan. 11, to discuss moving the second, fifth grades

    The Carroll County Board of Education is hosting a community forum Jan. 11, to receive input on proposed student population structuring changes. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    The school district has been evaluating how it can restructure its grades within each school building to provide adequate space for all-day Head Start instruction without new construction.

  • Bevington to speak at CCCDC meeting

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual shareholders meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.

    President of the Board of Directors Matt Lipe said John Bevington, commissioner for Business Development of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, is the guest speaker.

  • Trimble Banner editor Dave Taylor retires

    A familiar face in the community is closing the chapter on his full-time role at The Trimble Banner.

    Dave Taylor, a 1970 graduate from Trimble County High School, is retiring as editor of The Trimble Banner. He has served as the Banner editor since February 2011.

    Taylor, originally from Madison, Ind., called Trimble County home from the seventh grade through his high school years as his father, Henry F. Taylor, was a pastor for Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church and later the Milton Wesleyan Church.

  • TCHS grad promoted to Banner editor

    The first issue of The Trimble Banner in 2018 will be under the capable guidance of a new editor. Bedford resident Jacob Blair becomes the editor succeeding this writer, effective tomorrow, to steer the community newspaper into the future.

    Blair, 24, becomes the second consecutive Trimble County High School graduate to hold the position, following in the footsteps of such previous locally-educated journalists as the late Frank Bell, Clyde E. Greenwood, June Lehue Rand and Becky Jackson.

  • Making deliveries

    Volunteers from the community joined forces to make up and deliver food baskets from the Carroll County Food Pantry last week for local families to enjoy at Christmas.

  • SHOP With a Cop

    Carrollton Police Department brought area children out to shop after having a meal at the National Guard Armory during the annual event Thursday, Dec. 14.

  • Many candidates file for primary; party affiliation change deadline is Sunday

    Even though the year is coming to a close and the May primary election is more than five months away, a key deadline is approaching for those who wish to change party affiliation.

    The last day to change party affiliation for the upcoming primary election is Sunday, Dec. 31. Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said for those that need to make the change in person, the last day to do so is today (Dec. 28). Voters can also update their party information on or before Dec. 31 online at GoVoteKy.com.

  • Montgomery finds hope, options with new treatment

    Brenda Montgomery had just finished a girls’ trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008 where they had gone zip lining, kayaking and even jogging.

    She had her annual checkup with her gynecologist three weeks after her return. The news she received was completely unexpected. “I was told I had stage four cancer,” she said.” I have a type of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma (NHL). All I can think is what if I had put off my appointment for a while. In the space of a year, I went from fine to stage four cancer.”

  • AG rules bus crash settlement must be released

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear returned an opinion that the Carroll County Board of Education failed to properly respond to an open records request from an attorney for the manufacturer of the bus involved in 2012 wreck that claimed the lives of two Head Start children.

    In the decision, Beshear said the Carroll County Board of Education violated the Open Records Act by not producing unredacted settlement agreements to which it was a party as requested by Lindsay Upton, an attorney with Montgomery, Renner, Jonson, June 30, 2017.