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Today's News

  • Girls tennis finishes season 7-4

    The Carroll County High School girls’ tennis team wrapped up the 2010 season last week with an appearance in the girls’ 8th Region Tournament. The Lady Panthers won two of four events in the first round of the tournament held at Western Hills High School in Frankfort. No. 1 singles player Priya Patel defeated Trimble County&rsquo

  • Relay for Life raises $105,000 for cancer research

    No matter what location, the Relay for Life is always a special event for many people in Carroll County, including Carrollton resident Jeremy Thomas. Thomas, who was diagnosed in 2006 but has since been declared cancer-free, and other cancer survivors gathered at the Carroll County High School gym Friday night with friends, family and membe

  • Lady Panthers close regular season with win

    Carroll County’s Lady Panthers closed out their regular season schedule with a convincing 14-4 win over Notre Dame Academy of Covington on Saturday at Lady Panther Field. Notre Dame jumped out to a three run lead in the top half of the first inning. Carroll’s Beth Tuttle drove in a run in the bottom half of the inning to make the

  • Emergency funds sought for damage from flood

    Damage to county roads, facilities and public utilities as a result of recent flooding has made Carroll County eligible for relief funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. Tomlinson declared the county in a state of emergency after flooding occurred on May 1

  • Softball season ends with 5-0 district loss to Henry Co.

    Despite hitting well against Notre Dame Academy of Covington in their final home game, the Lady Panthers season-long struggle at the plate came back to bite them at districts Monday night. The team was unable to notch a hit against Henry County, losing 5-0 at Owen County. “They are a good team, their defense is good. We just can’

  • Jett Brothers Distillery lit up city of Carrollton

      Four Carrollton brothers—James F., Joseph S., George W. and Albert N. Jett—formed a partnership in 1881 and started the Jett Brothers Distillery in Carrollton. With profits from their successful business endeavors the Jett family later established the first electric light plant in Carrollton. The distillery was located on pr

  • Abramson stresses regional teamwork key to growth

    Cities or communities looking to grow should play to their strengths, nurture a well-educated workforce and work cooperatively with neighboring communties to promote regional opportunities. These are the key areas of advice given by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson during an appearance at the Carroll County Courthouse Friday. The man often referred to as Louisville’s &ldquo

  • Facility appreciates firefighter response

    Editor: The management, staff, and clients of New Horizons Assisted Living would like to thank Ghent Fire Department Assistant  Chief Robert Hofmman and his dedicated volunteers for the quick and professional response to a fire alarm here at our facility.  We are thankful that we did not have a fire, however, a malfunction in one o

  • Bedford man drowning victim in Kentucky River accident

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock 1 in the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neil Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from the dam, according to Wilhoite. Smith was treated and released last night. For complete details, pick up next week’s edition of The Trimble Banner or The News-Democrat.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, May 26  Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school. Thursday, May 27 Nar