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Today's News

  • HALLOWEEN

    Just because Trick-or-Treating will be early doesn’t mean kids of all ages still can’t have fun on Halloween night.

    Carroll County Relay For Life will be hosting their first Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the Carrollton Armory.

    “We always take donations, but there is no admission charge,” Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger said.

  • Actually, it IS rocket science

    The Trimble Banner Their mission seemed simple: Design a rocket out of plastic 2-liter soda bottles and other materials that can be fueled by water and air pressure and launched at least 150 feet into the air. It wasn’t as simple as it seemed, but most of the students in Angela Pacheco’s advanced physics class were able to meet the challenge on the Raider athleti

  • New evaluation system targets classroom tech

     “For something to get done, you have to monitor what is being done and look for ways to do it better,” Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said, prefacing his explanation of a new system of evaluating class work during the Oct. 22 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education.

    The new system of evaluating lesson plans and goals, the use of technology in the classroom and what type of information is being taught is accomplished through what Hogan called “eWalk.”

  • Council asks P&Z to clarify 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 appear to sum up the feelings of both the city council and planning and zoning commission about the home occupation ordinance.

    After months of discussion and debate, council recommended Monday night that P&Z address the wording of the ordinance to clearly define that a garage must share a common wall, and detached garages are not allowed.

  • Stories, photos sought of veterans’ military service for newspaper

    This is a column about stories. Our newspaper is filled each week with stories about local happenings in government, school administration, courts and law enforcement, civic activities and the numerous happenings that influence our lives on an ongoing basis in Carroll County.

  • Youth to collect canned goods Oct. 29

    Editor:

    Please let everyone know that on Thursday night, Oct. 29, St. John’s youth group will be going door to door from 6-8 p.m. for the second annual Trick-or-Treat for canned goods.

    All donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated and will go to replenish the community food pantry.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Oct. 28

    American Red Cross holds a blood drive donation, 2-6 p.m.,in front of Wal-Mart, 200 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    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.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

  • Dermon, Landherr take part in state pageants

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the beautiful young ladies that represented Carroll County last weekend in the state pageants that were held at The Crown Plaza hotel in Louisville.

    Representing our Pre-Teen Division for the State Competition was Kacie Dermon. Kacie placed in the top 17 category out of an astounding 72 girls. Kacie is the 11-year-old daughter of Todd and Tina Dermon, residing in Carrollton.

  • Overturned semi closes NB ramp at Exit 44 ramp

    The northbound exit ramp for I-71 Exit 44 was closed for several hours on Thursday, Oct. 22 due to an overturned semi, according to Director of Emergency Management Ed Webb. The I-71 northbound entrance ramp remained open.  

     

    At about 9:40 a.m., an ASA Recycling truck tipped over while driving along a curve on the ramp, spilling its cargo of scrap metal in the road, along the guardrail and in the grass.

     

  • Bedford, Tri-County to open food bank

    The Trimble Banner Bedford City Commission and the Tri-County Community Action Agency plan to work together to offer a food pantry at Morgan Community Center. Pam Craig, director/coordinator of TCCAA, told commissioners at the Monday night meeting that the food pantry would be operated in conjunction with the Dare to Care Food Bank in Lou