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Today's News

  • Christopher Todd Stout 1976-2010

    Carroll County residents came together in large numbers Friday to celebrate the life of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout and embrace his family. The county hosted a memorial service adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. Stout, who grew up in Worthville, was a

  • School district eyes tax increase

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 53.9 cents on real estate property and 53.9 cents on personal property. “Every year I have been here the board has taken

  • Potential bidders boast extensive bridge experience

    The Trimble Banner A mandatory meeting July 7 for contractors interested in bidding for the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project attracted five national and international bridge-construction firms, and their design partners, from across the United States. The meeting, facilitated by officials with the Indiana De

  • County should be proud of ceremony for Stout

    Editor: I had the honor of being at Staff Sgt. Christopher Scott’s memorial service on Friday, July 30, at General Butler State Resort Park. The ceremony was a wonderful tribute to this man and the sacrifices he made for his family and country. The speakers were very sincere about the life of Sgt. Scott, both personal and military-wi

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Water District plans appreciation event Trimble County Water District is planning a Community Appreciation Day that’s bigger and better than last year’s event, which drew hundreds for free food and dozens of door prizes. Manager Darra Smith said hot-air balloon rides are on the agenda again this year, but this time will be offered in the evening from 7-9 p.m. Weather

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Aug. 4 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. Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall. American Legion Post No. 41, holds bingo at 123 Fifth Street in Carrollton, 7 p.m. Thursday,

  • Malcomb to retire after 16 years at housing authority helm

    After 16 years of service to the community, Housing Authority of Carrollton Executive Director Harold Malcomb is retiring to spend more time with his family and his farm in Owen County. The position will begin being advertised this week, and Malcomb will tentatively remain until November to train his replacement, according to chairman for t

  • Chaining dogs should be banned

    Editor: I would like to see a ban on having dogs chained. In Carrollton and Carroll County there is no law or ordinance that protects dogs from being chained up 24/7. Chaining is the cruelest punishment for social animals such as dogs that need exercise, affection and companionship. Many communities are beginning to pass laws banning dog cha

  • Veterans look to improve on success

    When the Carroll County Lady Panthers open their volleyball season at South Oldham on Tuesday, Aug. 10, there will be several veteran faces in the lineup from last year’s 17-12 team. Gone from last year’s Class A Regional champion squad are Brooke Boles, Valerie White and Katerina Woods to graduation. “We’ll be depen

  • Milton panel votes 3-1 to fire Hoskins

    The Trimble Banner Despite an impassioned statement defending her own performance as Milton’s city clerk/treasurer, the Milton City Commission voted 3-1 Thursday, July 22, to terminate Shannon Hoskins’ employment. Commissioners Lori Jameson, Gerald Owen and Jerry Harmon each voted to terminate Hoskins. Commissioner Steve Brierly