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Today's News

  • CCMS basketball in action
  • A new twist on Cinderella

    A prince with crazy break-dance moves? Three stepsisters named Matilda, Griselda and Frump? A Fairy Godfather? This is definitely not the traditional “Cinderella” story.

    Carroll County Middle School’s first-year drama club presents a modernized, comedic version of the classic fairy tale at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students.

    “I wanted a story that was familiar to them, but that we could show in a new way because this is their first experience with theater for most of them,” director Whitney Christensen said.

  • County may host Vietnam Moving Wall visit in May

    Carroll County may be among the 40 or so communities nationwide selected to host a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial next spring.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson made this announcement during the Nov. 10 Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Coach Mefford: Experience is key to Lady Panthers’ hopes in hoops

    Carroll County High School girls’ head coach and athletic director Randy Mefford is looking ahead to the 2009-2010 basketball season with great enthusiasm.

    “Our strengths will be experience and the fact that our girls like each other,” Mefford said. “They are very coachable which makes it fun to be around them.”

  • Construction on Polk Street extension to begin in spring

    Students in Carroll County will soon have a safer way to travel to and from school.

    The Polk Street extension project is finally gaining steam after the signed contract from the Transportation Enhancement American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project has been received.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced last November that Carrollton had received a $247,000 grant for their proposal.

  • Take time to say ‘thank you’ to a veteran

    A veteran baseball player strides to the plate; the bases are loaded in a championship game. This is NOT Casey at the bat; one giant swing, and the contention between adversaries is resolved. The game is won; the crowd is ecstatic. A veteran newspaper reporter cuts through the rhetoric and sound bytes of a political story:his insight allowing him to see the story for what it reall

  • Defining jargon of bridge project

    Section 106. NHPA. Mitigation. NEPA. These are among the confusing technical jargon that easily rolls off the tongues of those closely associated with the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. But what do they all mean, and why should you care? To simplify it, think two words: environment and history. First, leaders of major projects like this are required by federal law to consider t

  • Raiders dominate Region 5

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER  The Runnin’ Raiders pulled off a double Saturday at the Region 5 Cross Country Championship race. Both the boys and girls teams earned the regional title at the event, held for the first time ever on a course set up at Trimble County Park. Teams from high schools in Danville, Sayre, Owen County, Carroll County, Lexington Christian Academy,

  • Opponents protest LG&E permit request

    The Trimble Banner   A public hearing regarding a permit requested by LG&E’s Trimble power plant from the Kentucky Division of Water provided a forum for environmental groups to protest the power plant’s expansion. The hearing was held Thursday night, Nov. 5, at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. According to Mike Winkler, LG&E’s manager of e

  • Fun for all at BES Fall Festival

    There was tons of fun to be had at Saturday's Fall Festival at Bedford Elementary School. From a cake walk, cornhole, golve and other activities, to raffles, vendors and lots of great fried-fish sandwiches, the event drew a large crowd.