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Today's News

  • Former Banner editor to go bald for fund-raiser

    Editor:

    There’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you’ve gone bald for a great cause.

    Over the past 10 years, I have asked countless businesses and individuals in the community to dig deep as I have worked to raise funds for Hosparus and Relay for Life. 

  • Middle school signs must be moved

    Editor:

    Regarding the safety of our children in middle school, I ask: “How long or how much time would it take to move the signs for which directions to go in the school parking lot?” 

    There are still a few people who take the first driveway instead of the second to enter. Will it take a wreck or someone to get killed before the rules are enforced?

  • These are a few of my favorite Trimble County things

    Saturday, Feb. 6, marked my eighth anniversary with Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    It is, by several years, the longest I’ve ever worked for the same company. And, the seven years spent as editor of The News-Democrat are my personal record for length of time spent in the same job.

  • Poe announces run for Trimble County sheriff

    Editor:

    My name is Paul Poe, and I am running for the office of sheriff of Trimble County. I am a life-long resident of Trimble County and have always been interested in and concerned for its residents. 

    It is my desire to serve you, my fellow citizens of Trimble County, as your sheriff. If elected, I will establish the following policies:

  • Raiders bested by rival Panthers, 62-57

    The Trimble Banner

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – It was a game played in alternating spurts of momentum between the Trimble County Raiders and their hosts, the Carroll County Panthers, Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

    It was the third pairing for the rival schools, who each had previously won one game.

  • TCHS academic team wins 7th-straight district title

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

    Different district, different opponents, doesn’t matter.  

    Trimble County High School’s academic team – despite being moved to the 29th district with Oldham, North Oldham, and South Oldham – won the district title for the seventh year in a row. 

  • Trimble third-grade AAU team wins season’s first three games

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER

    Trimble County’s third-grade AAU team got off to a good start this season.

    On Dec. 5, the Raiders took on Gallatin County and won 23-16. Anthony Adair led the Raiders with eight points, followed by Logan Clifford with five; Dane Lacefield, four; Grant Weaver, 2.

  • TCMS students raise funds to give African village clean water

    SPECIAL REPORT 

    As a school-wide service project, Trimble County Middle School is buying a water purifier for a village in Zambia, Africa.

  • Sheriff to come home Saturday

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith is scheduled to be released this Saturday from Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky. Reached by phone Tuesday morning, Smith told The News-Democrat he is feeling good and ready to come home. “Everything’s going real good,” he said of his recovery progress. Smith said his family is scheduled to bring him home Saturday morning.

  • High river level hampers work at Markland

    Disruptions due to current river and weather conditions will lengthen the duration of repair work to the 1,200-foot lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam. That work got underway last week, according to Carol Laboshosky, media spokesperson for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The dam is located on the Ohio River near