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Today's News

  • Hospital raises over $100,000; court matches

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will give $100,000 to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital fundraiser, as a matching donation to the funds already raised by the hospital.

  • Suitin’ up for Sunday

    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Carroll and Trimble counties will now be able to attend meetings closer to home. The church will be opening a new Carrollton Branch at 501 Main Street on the corner of Main and Fifth streets. The first meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. LDS will also be holding an open house in the near future for members of the community to come and look around.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Feb. 3 Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge. AA Big Book study groups 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. Bingo at Post No. 41 of the American Legion in Carrollton, 123 Fifth S

  • Panthers get road win at Eminence

    The Carroll County Panthers snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday by topping Eminence 64-55 on the road. “Eminence is a tough place to play,” Carroll County Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “It was a good win for us. It’s a win we had been looking for a long time and a win we badly needed.” The Panthers had last tasted victory on Dec. 30, with a wi

  • Family Night to feature graduates from the 50s

    Editor: To all who went to high school in Carroll County in the 1950s at Ghent, Locus, Carroll or English, we would like to honor you at our family night at Kathryn Winn on Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. We are having a Family Night event and the theme is the 50s. Please dress in the style of the 50s. If you have any questions, please feel free to

  • Have you met ... Anna Frances Grobmeier is 101 years young

    One hundred and one years ago, Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House, to be succeeded by William Howard Taft on March 4. According to Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, only eight percent of Americans had a telephone in 1909. With the average wage being 22 cents per hour, the average worker made between

  • Baseball team offered ‘moments to remember’

    Editor: Recently, the News Democrat published an article titled “2009 Provided Moments to Remember.” This article was a highlight of the past year. Many memorable events were included and I realize that it is impossible to include everything and what might be memorable to some is not memorable to others. Both basketball teams, so

  • Students must look beyond high school

    I recently attended a conference devoted to college preparation. I left with an “eyes wide open” understanding of how much different the world is for our students than it was for previous generations. When I decided to relay this information to our student body, one huge obstacle stood before me. I wondered, “How am I to ch

  • A WOMAN WITH A MISSION

    The Trimble Banner Former Trimble County resident Kathie Yager Perkinson has seen first-hand the poverty of a Third World country that lies just a few hundred miles off Florida’s coast. And now she is concerned about how her friends and fellow missionaries in northern Haiti are coping with the horrific earthquake that devastated the c

  • Retiring Sachleben honored with reception

    The Trimble Banner Members of the community and former colleagues gathered at Milton Elementary School on Wednesday evening to wish J.W. Sachleben a happy retirement. Sachleben, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in Trimble County Schools, resigned earlier this month from his seat on the Board of Education. An emotional Sc