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Today's News

  • Alumni basketball game planned, past players from all eras sought

    The boys’ basketball team at Carroll County High School will host a Panther Alumni basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.  The proceeds from the game will go toward the team’s expenses to play in the Sunshine Classic Basketball Tournament at Daytona Beach, Fla.

    Any former Panther varsity basketball player that is interested in playing should contact Coaches Travis Snow, John Leep, Duke Boles or Carroll Yager at 732-6195. There is a participation fee of $10 which will cover the cost of each player’s game t-shirt.

  • Carroll tops Dayton, assures winning season on Senior Night

    The Carroll County Panthers are assured a winning season after holding off a determined group of Dayton Greendevils, 27-19, at Panther Field, Friday. The Panther win broke a four-game losing streak and set up a playoff match this week at highly-touted Newport Central Catholic.

    Friday’s game had barely begun when rain began to fall. The Panthers, who have competed in rain for most of the past seven weeks, were determined to close out the regular season with a win for the team’s seniors.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    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.

    Bingo every Wednesday night at the American Legion, Post No. 41 at 123 Fifth St. in Carrollton. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    Thursday, Nov. 5

  • Heating assistance program underway

    For those struggling to pay their heating bills this winter, consider applying for the low-income home energy assistance program, known as LIHEAP.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors

    Project Comfort brought out 68 volunteers who performed

    various repairs at 15 homes and yard work at five others Saturday

    morning. The community effort is now in its fourth year of helping homeowners with needed repairs.

     

  • Spray vaccine clinic Nov. 5

    The Trimble Banner If you’re anxious to get the H1N1 vaccination, tomorrow may be the day you’ve been waiting for – if you fall into the right target groups. The Trimble County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic from 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5, using the intranasal (nasal spray) H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine wil

  • Banner newsstand price raises to 75 cents on Nov. 4

    The Trimble Banner They say that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. But there is one other thing – inflation. The recession has hit everyone hard, and our business is no exception. Costs that go into producing newspapers continue to rise, along with the price of gasoline and utilities. Overall, the cost of bringing you t

  • Group eyes options for revitalizing Downtown

    A river walk, new shops and venues, and beautification top the wish list for the city officials, local organization members and local business owners who met on Oct. 20 at the fiscal courtroom to discuss ways to revitalize downtown.

    “I think we’re running in a vicious cycle,” Carroll County Chamber of Commerce member and local restaurant owner Rhonda Welch said. “You can’t get people because you don’t have anything to keep them here. You can’t keep them here because you don’t have people.”

  • Council, P&Z to discuss home occupation ordinance

    “We’ve got to make our mind up and move.” These words from Carrollton City Councilman Mike Gordon at the Oct. 12 city council meeting sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance. In the August 5, 2009 article, The News-Democrat reported that Mayor Dwight Louden had brought up the issue in th

  • Runnin’ Raiders’ first invitational a success

    The Runnin’ Raiders may not have been the best hosts at Trimble County’s first Cross-Country Invitational, . After all, they took first place over all the teams they had invited to run with them Saturday at Trimble County Park. Schools throughout the Bluegrass state attended the race, including Lexington Christian Academy, Sayre High School in Lexington, Burgin Indepe