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Today's News

  • Heart-stopping win ends girls JV season

    The Trimble Banner

    Seconds before the final buzzer, a Western Hills foul took McKenzie Dunlap, No. 32, to the free-throw line during the junior varsity game Friday night at Trimble County High School.

    With the swoosh of the net, the game was tied 39-39 and sent into overtime. It took everyone by surprise.

  • Hospital to offer free prostate screenings

    Editor: For the past 26 years, Carroll County Memorial Hospital has offered free prostate screenings for the male population of this area. Physicians, as well as hospital staff and community volunteers have offered their time to provide this important service. This year’s screening is from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 6, in

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Feb. 24 Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge. AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Bingo at Post No. 41 of the American Legion in Carrollton, 123 Fifth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Cartmell Elementary School Site

  • Surgery was successful to remove brain tumor

    Editor: My daughter, 12-year-old Sabrina Oliver, a seventh grader at Carroll County Middle School underwent high risk brain surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb. 9. The surgery started at 7:45 a.m. and ended around 3:50 p.m. Sabrina has weakness in her right side, but her doctors say with rehab and spe

  • Westside Fire continues to upgrade equipment

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department recently replaced a unit in its fleet as it continues to update its equipment. Chief Clyde Rowlett said the department purchased a 1985 Pierce Arrow fire engine from a dealer out of Indianapolis, Ind., for $16,000 on Feb. 18. It was formerly used by the Washington-Township Fire Department in Indianapolis.

  • New center addresses seniors’ needs

    A new program available through Carroll County Memorial Hospital will help area seniors learn how to deal with life’s obstacles. The Senior Living Program addresses the needs of “any senior who is having life issues that they are having a difficult time coping with,” RN Director Dawn Hoop said. The program serves seniors

  • Operation Prom Dress event raises $500

    Editor:  On Feb. 13, Operation Prom Dress hosted the Sweetheart’s Silent Auction at Butler Outlet Mall. The turnout was amazing, and we were able to raise more than $500. The Operation Prom Dress staff would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped make this event a success. First, thank you to the news

  • Cartmell, Winn reflect on ‘50s, ’60s this week

    While students at Cartmell Elementary School are celebrating the 1960s this week, Kathryn Winn Primary students are celebrating the decade of the 1950s. The special reflections are being held in conjunction with events scheduled at the schools Thursday and Friday. Cartmell students are celebrating the 1960s in anticipation of opening a time

  • Ladies fall in road game

    Luck just wasn’t on the Lady Panthers’ side in their road game against host Walton-Verona Friday night. The two teams were tied 23-23 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bearcats outscored their opponent 11-6 to win 34-29 on senior night. The low-scoring game was a result of poor shooting, as both teams shot a dismal 22

  • Floyd’s Jewelry closes after 23 years in business

    Floyd’s Jewelry, located at 2551 Hwy 227, next door to Kroger, has closed after 23 years and is in the process of liquidating inventory via auction. The auction was held over two days last weekend and will continue this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. “We just had more (inventory) than we anticipated,” store owner