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Today's News

  • Student faces charges after pellet gun bus incident

    A 10-year-old Cartmell Elementary School student is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and two counts of fourth-degree assault in connection with a pellet pistol allegedly fired on a school bus. On Monday Feb. 22 at about 2:45 p.m. in the Cartmell Elementary School parking lot on the school bus, a 10-year-old all

  • Time capsule tells story of school’s origin

    A new elementary/junior high school opened in September 1963 on U.S. Hwy. 42 on the east end of Carrollton. During that inaugural 1963-64 school year in the facility, a time capsule was sealed within the structure to be opened someday in the future. That day came Friday as school officials who have begun a major renovation of the school campu

  • Grudging enthuisiast admits importance of sports for children

    I come from a family that didn’t really put a lot of emphasis on sports. My dad didn’t think they were important. I remember he was angry one time because our high school administrators were going to cancel a trip for students to compete in the regional Science Fair. Both my sisters had earned the chance to go, and they were terribly disappoi

  • Ladies fall in title game

    Sharp shooting from Owen County and the absence of a balanced scoring attack sealed the loss for Carroll County Friday night in the 31st District Championship at Gallatin County. The Lady Rebels hit nine of 12 three-pointers en route to a 49-37 win. “We just couldn’t overcome that shooting,” Head Coach Randy Mefford said. &

  • Sturgill pleads guilty to incest; sentencing set for April 15

    The Trimble Banner Nearly two years after first being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl and sexual abuse of two other girls – one younger than 12 and one over 12 – Calvin Sturgill, 45 last week signed an agreement pleading guilty to one charge of incest. Sturgill was indicted in June 2007 and January 2008 on

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    No makeup days set for school year – yet Superintendent Marcia Haney-Dunaway said Friday that Trimble County Schools have missed 10 days so far this year because of inclement weather. The last day of school is now set at Friday, June 4. That date would change if additional days are missed, she said. So far, no makeup days have been scheduled.

  • Panthers fall in District tournament

    It was “one and done” for the Carroll County boys’ basketball team in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament, Wednesday. The Panthers fell behind early, dug themselves a deep hole midway through, then made a valiant attempt at a comeback late in the game but fell 73-59 to host Gallatin County at Warsaw. “I

  • Dragons burn Panthers in Senior Night game

    Puff the magic Dragon roared into the Panthers’ lair at Carroll County High School Wednesday treating the home team’s Senior Night crowd to a display of dreadfully-good fundamental basketball. The Panthers, though wounded and scarred in defense of their home turf, battled fiercely to the end but the great beast from So

  • Academic Team wins regional Governor’s Cup competition

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

    In a region with some of the very best performing school districts in the state, Trimble County High School made it to the top in the Governor’s Cup Competition last weekend.

    Oh Saturday, the TCHS A-Team won the 8th Region Academic Team meet against Shelby, Conner, Ryle and other top high schools in Northern Kentucky.

  • Most TIGER-funded eeprojects involve rail

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    The Milton-Madison Bridge project was one of 50 projects selected for funding out of a total of about 1,400 applications submitted for the a total of $60 billion in grants.

    The majority of the projects selected for Transportation Investment Growing Economic Recovery grant funding were those improving major railway and interstate corridors nationwide.