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Today's News

  • Ghosts, goblins and other ghouls haunt Trimble County this week

    Be ready: They’re coming to get you. ... OK, they’re coming to get your candy.

    Either way, official Trick or Treat night for children in Trimble County is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

    For those who just can’t wait until Halloween, Milton Elementary School is hosting it’s annual “Trunk or Treat” night at the school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

  • Disability awareness walk set for Nov. 7

    The third annual Disability Awareness Week walk will take place on Nov. 7. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the first 75 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

    Chair Amy Hewitt said that individuals are asked to raise $50 and teams $50 per team member. However, no one will be turned away from the event.

    “If you can’t raise the $50, we still want you to come and support our cause,” Hewitt said, a Cartmell Elementary special education teacher.

  • Parents present plea for all-day kindergarten

    The Trimble Banner Of the 174 school districts scattered throughout the commonwealth, 11 still offer half-day kindergarten. Trimble County parents are hoping to convince the Board of Education to bring that number down to 10. “I was appalled we were one of those districts,” said Tara Isley, a parent and a teacher at Milton Elem

  • Coach upbeat after 4th Panther loss

    Class 2-A powerhouse DeSales galloped out of Carrollton with an impressive win Friday. The Colts, ranked sixth in the state in 2-A, scored early and often en route to a 54-6 triumph over the Carroll County Panthers.

    “That’s the best opponent we’ve ever seen since I’ve been associated with this team, hands down. They’re very athletic,” Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman said.

    In spite of the lopsided decision, Weedman was upbeat in post-game comments to his team.

  • 17 members of Search Unit attend fall training

    Editor: Trimble County Emergency Search Unit held its fall training at Avalon nature reserve on Saturday, Oct 17, with 17 members attending. During the event, members practiced the Wilderness First Aid and had a mock nighttime search. Instant command was set up, with two teams going out and looking for two lost subjects. One subject could

  • County awarded two homeland security grants

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reports that he has received notification that the county has been awarded two grants which will be used to improve communications and purchase mobile data computers for local law enforcement. A third application was not funded.

    “Two out of three is not bad,” Tomlinson said.

  • Riding for a cause
  • Milton PTO says thanks for successful fish fry

    Editor: The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to our annual fish fry. Your kind generosity has once again made this year’s event a huge success. We also would like to thank all the dedicated, hard-working volunteers who came out and spent part of their day on Oct. 17 helpi

  • 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