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    Board of Ed sets end of school, graduation The last day of classes in the Trimble County Schools for the 2009-10 school year will be Friday, June 4, with graduation set for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Trimble County High School. The Board of Education moved graduation to Sunday to avoid conflict with a track meet scheduled for Saturday, June 3. Graduation ceremonies have been he

  • Carrollton man charged with manslaughter in fatal wreck

    A Carrollton man has been charged with second degree manslaughter after leaving the scene of an accident late Sunday night. Esteban Valasquez, 25, allegedly was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-71 when he lost control and hit a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34. Kentucky State Police believe that alcohol was a contribut

  • TCMS receives $113,000 in federal grants

    The Trimble Banner Tier I status is what all schools nationally are trying to avoid under the federal No Child Left Behind law, but it seems being there for a year or two isn’t the worst that could happen. Trimble County Middle School recently received a federal grant for $113,000 to help teachers bridge the achievement gap on the CATS tests between students who rece


    Wednesday, March 31 Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge. AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Thursday, April 1 Commonwealth Canine Search and Recovery, a volunteer organization, holds its search dog certifications, April 1-4, at Gener

  • Basketball accomplishments feted

    Student athletes participating in winter sports at Carroll County High School were feted during a banquet held in their honor last week. All State Academic Team certificates in recognition of a 3.75 grade point average or higher were presented to First Team recipients Jenna Goff, Sarah Osborne, Kyndal Curry, Hannah Devine, Linda Cruz, Will Y

  • Procrastinator finally bitten by spring-cleaning bug

    It must be spring, because I was in rare form over the weekend. I took Friday off as a vacation day and set to work cleaning our home. Boy, did it feel good, too. I have to admit that I am one of the least motivated housekeepers I know. I don’t really know why. Mom always kept our house neat. She was a stay-at-home mom for most of my childhood, so that could explain some of

  • KSP investigating shooting death of Bedford teen

    The Trimble Banner It may be several weeks before Kentucky State Police detectives can determine the circumstances surrounding Monday’s shooting death of a Bedford teenager. Amanda Ralston, 19, was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. Monday, March 29, by Trimble County Coroner Fredrica Ransdell Congleton. Ralston apparently died of a gunshot wound, which was reported in a 9-1-1

  • Carrollton’s Redstone disaster left early mark on city

    To many, the date April 3 conjures memories of the disastrous tornadoes that swept through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in 1974. Mention a Carroll County disaster with great loss of life and local thoughts turn to a fiery tragedy on Interstate 71 in the spring of 1988. But long before either of these events filled the pages of local newspapers another tragedy unfolded near Carrollton

  • Panthers slam 15 runs in opener, capture three straight shutouts

    The Carroll County Panthers scored 15 runs in the opening game of the high school baseball season Wednesday and went on to shut out Heritage Academy on the road. Carroll picked up two additional wins over the weekend to take a perfect record into the second week of the season. With two outs in the first inning of Wednesday’s opener, Ca


    Wednesday, March 24 Card Bingo at 1 p.m., H1N1 shots at Senior Center at Trimble County Park, U.S. 421 North. Thursday, March 25 Commodity distribution from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Center at Trimble County Park, U.S. 421 North. Jim Pirtle and Schirmer Riley will be at the Trimble County Public Library for a book signing and author reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27 Bedford