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Today's News

  • Wintery Blast

    Winter has struck with a vengeance, blasting the entire country with blistery temperatures and heaps of snow. In Carroll County, two snowfalls totaled an estimated foot and a half in some areas, blanketing everything in white. Local snow crews have been working around-the-clock to ensure that the roads are safe for drivers. Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said h

  • Today is Treasure Finder Day in Carroll County

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, has been designated as Treasure Finder Day in Carroll County, from noon to 4 p.m., at the old courtroom of the Carroll County Courthouse, 440 Main Street, in Carrollton. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach visited Carrollton Friday to introduce the program to local government officials and volunteers who will assist

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Feb. 17 Carrollton Rotary Club meet 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. Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room. Carroll County High School is

  • Senior Lady Panthers leave with a win

    The Lady Panthers (13-10) pulled out a 40-25 win on senior night over the Williamstown Lady Demons, despite a sub-par offensive performance. “We’re happy to get a win on senior night. It’s a special occasion for our team,” Head Coach Randy Mefford said. Carroll County shot 35 percent from the field on 17 of 49 shoot

  • Stewart announces run for county jailer

    Editor:

    My name is Michael L. Stewart, and I am running for Trimble County jailer.

    There have been people asking which “Mike” Stewart” I am, because there are three of us in the county. 

    I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County and the son of Robert W. Stewart. I have worked in farming and construction my whole life and I am a 1980 graduate of Trimble County High School. 

    My wife, Jayna (Stethen) Stewart, and I live in Milton, Ky. 

  • House faces 'defining moment' with state budget

    FRANKFORT – As the clock tick-tocked on a session still without a formal budget proposal, the General Assembly this week stared down the barrel of what one leader called its 'defining moment,' moving ahead with what another leader called its greatest challenge since at least 1990.

     

  • 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: