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Today's News

  • Brierly challenges Jackson in Milton mayoral race

    The Trimble Banner The race for the Milton mayor’s office has heated up, with Commissioner Steve Brierly throwing his hat into the ring with current Mayor Denny Jackson. Jackson was voted in as mayor by the commissioners after Donnie Oakley died while in office. Oakley died in September 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Jackson to

  • Jelly Bean Run joins 20th Trimble County Apple Festival

    Downtown Bedford again will be the host of the Trimble County Apple Festival. This is the 20th year for the event, which is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11-12, on the Courthouse Square. The Jelly Bean Run, a motorcycle ride to raise money for several local charities, joins the festival this year. Registration is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The t

  • Milton VFD receives county’s $15,000

    The Trimble Banner Fiscal Court has released one-half of the 2010-11 funds it had committed to the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said Monday that he hand-delivered the check for $15,000 to the department’s treasurer last week. The county has budgeted $30,000 for each depart

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Milton VFD hosts fish fry; updates website The Milton Volunteer Fire Department will host it’s annual Labor Day Weekend Fish Fry from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, at Station 1 on the hilltop. The menu features fish, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, desserts and soft drinks. Funds raised will benefit the

  • Four departments work Milton fire

    The Trimble Banner Emergency responders from Milton, Bedford, Westside and La Grange fire departments responded to a house fire Wednesday morning, Aug. 25, on Richmond Road in Milton. The two-story, A-frame house is owned by Steve and Amy Renfro. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries. The fire was first report

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY THIS WEEK

     

    Thursday, Sept. 2

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church on Morton Ridge Road.

  • Youngest runners compete at Frankfort meet

    The Trimble County Middle/Elementary School Cross Country team traveled to the state capital Wednesday, Aug. 25, to compete in the Frankfort Archives All-Comers Meet. Other teams competing included Bondurant Middle, Elkhorn Middle, Frankfort Christian, Christ the King Middle, Good Shepard Middle, Frankfort Middle and East Jessa

  • Boys’ soccer

    Carroll County High School defeated visiting Whitefield Academy of Louisville 5-3 in boys’ soccer Monday to improve the Panthers’ season record to eight wins against two defeats and two ties. Sophomore J.D. Damron scored three goals and had an assist. Seniors Juan Badillo and Hugo Resendis each scored a goal. Senior Marvin Davila was credited with two assists. Senior goalie Josh Pe

  • Zen monastery not moving cemetery

    Editor: On Sept. 12, Bodhidharma Zen Monastery found out from our neighbors about the relocation of the Washburn/Moore family cemetery. After reading the news in The News-Democrat, we learned that Mr. Nam Do appears to be using the Bodhidharma Zen Monastery name for his request to relocate the cemetery off of his property for religious purposes. As the president of Bodhidharma Zen Monastery, I

  • Cook-off brings good barbecue to Carrollton

    I’ve always been a fan of barbecue. I could probably eat it every day. I gained a new appreciation for good barbecue at Saturday’s Backyard BBQ Contest, which was part of BBQ and Music at Point Park. Tourism Director Rhonda Crutcher called me last week to ask if I would be a judge for their first barbecue event. It was an offer I couldn’t turn down. She informed me there woul