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Today's News

  • 2012 Easter on the Square winners
  • Spike in motorcycle crashes prompts State Police to begin social media safety blitz

    KSP reports that 2012 has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period. For this reason, KSP has decided to utilize their best asset for reaching the public – social media. With over 40,000 followers on Facebook©, 2,900 followers on Twitter© and an active YouTube©, Flickr© and Blogger© account, the agency plans to blast out motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.

  • Rescheduled ALS fundraiser is Saturday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” will hold a fundraiser for ALS research at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 3 but the tornado that struck the Milton Fire Station No. 2 on the day before forced the cancellation of that event.

  • Christian music concert on April 21

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    A concert benefiting the Carroll County Food Pantry will be held at the Carroll County Middle School Auditorium from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

    Local Christian musicians The Infinite Realm will serve as the host group for the concert, billed as a “Feed the Hungry” Gospel Jubilee. Also appearing will be the Commonwealth Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., and Hearts of Joy, a trio based in Hanover, Ind.

  • Lady Panthers reach semifinals at tourney

    Carroll finished in fourth place at the Oldham County Spring Break Classic over the weekend.

    The Lady Panthers lost their first two pool games against Central Hardin, 7-6, and Holy Cross (Louisville), 3-2, putting them in last place.

    However, the girls bounced back Saturday  in the tournament, defeating Bracken County, 6-3, and then taking down Mercer County, 5-4, which was ranked No. 1 in the other pool.

    Carroll reached the semifinals of the tournament, but was knocked out by Pickerington Central, out of Ohio, 6-1.

  • Two men arrested in Walmart theft

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on Thursday, March 29 who confessed to stealing to feed their heroin addiction, according to a news release.

    A member of the security team at the Carrollton Walmart contacted the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, March 29 to report two men inside the store who were believed to be stealing DVDs and PlayStation games and Xbox games. Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell responded to the call.

  • Police looking for clues in Ghent burglaries

    Two burglaries in neighboring areas of Black Rock Road in Ghent are under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Victor Proctor, 3195 Black Rock Road, reported his home was broken into on April 2 while he was out of the county for a few hours, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release. Proctor alleged the burglar pried open a back door and broke a window to gain entry to the mobile home. Once inside, the burglar took a 42-inch LG television.

  • Student of the week: Lauren Watkins

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “I enjoy reading and learning new stuff. I can use those in real life situations, like when we were dividing up a pie at home, we used fractions.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Stewart. Definitely. She’s really fun and makes learning fun. We do lots of activities in her class.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Junie B. Jones is (almost) a Flower Girl”

  • Domestic dispute sends husband to hospital

    A domestic dispute between husband and wife ended with the man being flown by helicopter ambulance for treatment of stab wounds.

    Wanda Louise Brown, 57, 41 S. Cemetery Lane, Worthville, was arrested for second degree assault on Thursday, April 5, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Brown is accused of stabbing her husband, 63-year-old Robert Brown, in the stomach and left leg with a butcher knife.

  • Cartmell play focuses on Carroll County’s history

    Carroll County’s history came alive March 29 at Cartmell Elementary, when fifth grade students presented CBC News. 

    Principal Doug Oak welcomed everyone to the “original production” which gave audience members “59 minutes of history.” He said what they were about to see was “real history,” and added that, “many people and events you will recognize.”