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Today's News

  • Couple endorses Perry for sheriff

    Editor:

    What worked a few years ago was handled by great law enforcement brothers, the Long brothers.

  • RICHEY DUNLAP -- CHALLENGER

    The Trimble Banner Richey Dunlap is one of two candidates vying for Trimble County sheriff with no background or training in law enforcement. But that, he said, should not be an issue among voters in the May 18 Primary Election. Dunlap said, historically, most candidates elected sheriff in Trimble had no previous law

  • PAUL POE -- CHALLENGER

    The Trimble Banner Paul Poe is no stranger to running for Trimble County sheriff. After two previous bids in 2002 and 2006, he is hoping this time will be the charm. If elected, Poe said he would make combating drugs in the county his top priority. “I hate drugs,” he said. He said programs addressing the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse are needed in the county, a

  • ‘A GREAT THING’

    The Trimble Banner Sometimes, the success of an event outpaces everyone’s expectations. Such was the case Saturday, April 24, at the county’s first Household Hazardous Waste Day at Trimble County Park. County solid-waste coordinator Matt Gossom estimated about 80 vehicles came to the park’s maintanence barn to unload eve

  • Writer supports Smith in sheriff’s primary race

    Editor: We have Ben Smith, Jim Hamilton, J.T. Shaw and Eddie Mefford who are all good men with experience. My personal choice would be Ben Smith. He brings fairness, no-nonsense when needed, he doesn’t lie and he doesn’t twist the evidence around to arrest someone just because he doesn’t like them. He’s faithful to

  • Obituary offers descriptive view of my ancestor's life

    With the account of the 1852 explosion of the steamboat Redstone last month I began a new series of monthly columns about historical events in Carroll County, called “Water Under the Bridge.” I plan to continue researching events of local historical significance for those who enjoy an occasional blast from the past.

  • Carroll County Cares

    The rains stopped mid-afternoon Friday just in time for the Carroll County Cares celebration on the courthouse lawn to raise awareness of child abuse in the community. Sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, the event included fun and games, inflatables and free hamburgers and hot dogs for the more than 400 who attended to stress the message of child abuse preventio

  • Carrollton is losing a treasure in Kysoc

    Editor: Who wants to lose a treasure once they’ve found one? That’s what happened this week through the abrupt announcement that Camp Kysoc will close. Carrollton loses a treasure in every sense of the word. Our family is devastated. Our community should be as well.  Our son, a long-time Kysocer, asked every

  • District 3 incumbent Scott seeks re-election

    Editor:

    Serving as magistrate of District 3 for the past three years and announcing my candidacy for re-election, I want each of you to know I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to serve in a county that I hold in such high regard.

  • TIM COONS -- INCUMBENT

    The Trimble Banner Each of the three challengers for Trimble County sheriff in the May 18 Primary Election have stressed the belief that residents need to know they can call on the sheriff or his deputies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Incumbent Tim Coons couldn’t agree more. He says that’s why he’s worked for nearly eight years to increase the staff in