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Today's News

  • Gospel group plans 40-year reunion concert

    Landmark News Service

    The Infinite Realm, a gospel music band organized by a group of Trimble County High School students in the late 1960s, will celebrate 40 years of Christian music ministry with a reunion concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Bedford Baptist Church.

  • Family research uncovers distinguished history of military service

    Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and The Trimble Banner and The News-Democrat are publishing another “sample” issue, similar to the 62-page monster published July 29. Because of the timing, we decided to use the issue to pay tribute to the military veterans from both counties. To bolster the stories we are planning for this is

  • Arrested folks deserve fair treatment in courts

    Editor: When does justice prevail? First, accusations are made. Knowing you have nothing to hide, you voluntary cooperate with the detective. The detective uses all kinds of scare tactics, lies, etc., to the point he or she has you scared to death. Then he places you under arrest. They take you to jail and fingerprint you, take your mug shot a

  • Poker Run raises $4,553 to aid event

    Editor:

    At this time I would like to thank everyone who made this fund raising event possible and a huge success. Without all the bikes and their riders and all the individuals and businesses who donated door prizes and their time, this couldn’t have happened. We are delighted with the attendance of all who showed up.

    There are so many people and businesses to thank we are not going to do that right now for fear we will leave someone out. We plan to distribute certificates, like last year, to anyone who donated or helped.

  • Fiscal Court votes to support drug-free coalition

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide $10,000 to a local program battling substance abuse in the county’s youth.

    Members of the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coalition made a presentation during fiscal court’s Oct. 27 meeting. Chairman Leigh Ann Roberts said the community coalition was organized in 2006 with the purpose of working within the community to prevent substance abuse among the youth in the county.

  • Volunteers ready local homes for winter with Project Comfort

    Crews of volunteers set out Saturday morning to make repairs to homes of local folks who find themselves “in tough spots” as part of the fourth annual Project Comfort.

    Some jobs were as simple as putting plastic over windows to weatherize homes and fend off cold air, while others were more complex, requiring talents such as plumbing, electrical and construction.

  • Kelley-Jones’ work featured during November

    Windows, mirrors, jar lids and bottle caps. Marbles, beads, wallpaper and beans. What do these things have in common? They have all been used in Connie Kelley-Jones’ art pieces.

    “I’m pretty much open to using anything,” she said.

    Kelley-Jones will be the featured artist for the second time at the Carroll County Library this month. Her work will hang through the end of November, and the Meet the Artist Reception will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • 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