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Today's News

  • Fall Sports Preview

    The Carroll County High School girls’ golf team is hoping late-season momentum will carry them into the 2010 season. Second year head coach Jay Jones said his team picked up a few players as the season went on, but he expects to have six or seven this season. “I would like for us to field a team for the first time in the conference tournament,” he said. Four p

  • Filing deadline Aug. 10 for fall races

    Carroll County’s cities have 27 seats up for grabs for the Nov. 2 election. The cities of Carrollton, Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville each have an open seat for mayor. Carrollton has six city council seats open, while the cities of Ghent, Prestonville, Sanders and Worthville have four seats open for city commissions, accor

  • New name. New entrance. New year.

    Carrollton City Council tentatively approved “Panther Way” as the official name for the road that will connect 11th Street to the entrance of Carroll County High School on Hwy. 227 and an honorary name to be given to the current Schuerman Street. Construction workers installed sidewalks as part of the project to move the entran

  • Camp Kysoc's rich history began with construction in 1959

    The property stands idle after a 50-year history of service as a summer residential camping facility for special needs individuals from the summer of 1960 until May 29, 2010. When first opened, Camp Kysoc was considered to be a premiere camping facility for special needs children and the first of its kind in the nation. During the years of o

     

  • Services honor Stout’s life, career

    Carroll County and neighboring county residents are encouraged to attend a community memorial service on Friday, July 30, to “honor the life of Staff Sgt. Chris Stout.” The announcement was made on Monday, July 26, by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Stout was among three soldiers killed on Ju

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, July 28 Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Carroll County Chamber of Commerce holds auditions for Carroll County’s Got Talent, library, 5:30 p.m. CANCELLED: Music o

  • Utility’s rate increases cause concern

    Editor: Shelby Energy Cooperative has filed a request to increase rates as much as 15 percent on top of an additional 6 percent rate increase from East Kentucky Power, Shelby Energy’s power supplier. I believe Shelby Energy has created a veil of secrecy about our cooperative’s operation and management that causes the member-customer to pay more money for less service.

  • July 2 Senior Carnival was a great success

    Editor: The Senior Carnival was a great success Friday, July 2. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local businesses and individuals. We would like to take the time to recognize those who made the carnival possible: Rand insurance, Hometown Pizza, Bray’s Orchard, Niles Bray’s Fruit Stand, All the Buzz Barber Shop, Tracey and Greg Heveline, Fra

  • Vote to determine Milton clerk’s fate

    The Trimble Banner Milton Mayor Denny Jackson last week informed the city’s long-absent clerk/treasurer of his intention to terminate her employment. City attorney Genon Hensley said Monday that Jackson’s letter, mailed Tuesday, July 13, to Shannon Hoskins’ attorney in Louisville, states the mayor’s intention to recommend that city commissioners vote to fi

  • Routines are crucial to one’s sanity -- and car battery

    Recently, I heard of a study that says people who multi-task don’t really get better at it over time – they actually lose their ability to concentrate. I don’t doubt the accuracy of this finding. My job requires me to multi-task all the time; I’m constantly switching from editing to writing to laying out pages, all the while trying to keep organized to make