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Today's News

  • Bridging the Gap

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Is a new bridge necessary?

    That was the question at the forefront when members of the Milton-Madison Bridge project advisory group met last week to continue addressing how best to resolve issues with the important structure’s inadequacies.

    This was the second meeting of the group that has been tasked with brainstorming ideas for possible replacement or rehabilitation of the current bridge that spans the Ohio River from Milton, Ky. to Madison, Ind.

  • Donors to Bus Safety Week appreciated

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Bus Garage would like to thank all the businesses that donated to National Bus Safety Week.

    We would also like to thank everyone out there for helping us to get our students to and from school safely. Without everyone’s help this would not be possible.

    Nadena MaHoney, transportation director

    Carroll County School District

  • Committee hopes to blaze trails to connect local parks

    Imagine seven miles of walking and hiking trails that could take you from General Butler State Resort Part to Carroll County’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Connecting the two parks with a new trail along the abandoned Lock Road is one of the goals of the county’s Recreational Trails Committee, led by Joan Moore, executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

  • Runnin’ Raiders surprise rivals with fourth-place finish at state meet

    Expected to place seventh in the state meet, the Trimble County Cross Country boys team surprised the state field last weekend by placing fourth overall. The fourth place finish is the highest placing in school history, outside of the 1954 State Championship.

    The rain, sleet, wind and cold weather didn’t slow the Raiders boys down as they placed five guys under the 18:01 mark and finishing with a team average of 17:40, the fastest Trimble County team in school history.

  • Panthers lose their 'groove' against Dayton's Green Devils

    The Carroll County Panther football season came to an end Friday night, Nov. 7, on the Green Devils’ field in Dayton, Ky.

    The Panthers, losing 50-20, seemed to be just a step behind the Green Devils the whole game.

    It was a team the Panthers beat last year, and one that has been losing to everyone else this year, sporting a 1-8 record until the Panthers showed up.

    The Panthers, went 5 and 5 on the season and need to now get ready for post season play.

  • Dinner or hunger?

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    This week, more than two-dozen boys from Milton will give of themselves to help those in Trimble County who have fallen upon hard times. Their success, however, depends on you.

    Despite the welcome drop in fuel prices recently, many in the community continue to struggle to afford necessities, such as food. For some, family members may be able to pitch in when needed. But for others, resources like the food pantry at Milton Methodist Church make the difference between putting dinner on the table or going without.

  • Have gun, will travel

    by LORRIE KINKADE

    The resignations of two deputies will lead to a reorganization of the Trimble County Sheriff’s office.

    Sheriff Tim Coons last week announced the upcoming departures of Chief Deputy Willie Herald and part-time deputy Shane Mosley. Both will turn in their badges Friday, Nov. 14.

    “Both of these men have been a tremendous asset to the department and will be sadly missed,” Coons said.

    Herald

  • Carroll Co. voters turn out in force for Election Day

    The trend this year for high voter turnout nationwide didn’t miss Carroll County.

    Of the 7,210 voters registered here, The News-Democrat estimates about 4,457 voters – or about 62 percent – cast ballots at the county’s 11 precincts.*

    That number includes 212 voters who cast absentee ballots, according to acting County Clerk Patti Mefford. Mefford said 112 voters came to the clerk’s office to vote on the machine, and her office gave out 102 paper ballots – 100 of those were completed and returned by the Nov. 3 deadline.

  • Busy weekend for Collins

    D’Anthony Collins was the lone Carroll County cross-country runner to qualify for the state championship meet, set for Saturday at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park.

    Collins turned in a blistering time of 18:15 for the 3.1-mile race that saw him cross the finish line 10th ahead of 41 other runners on Nov. 8  during the Class A Region 5 meet at Admiral Stadium in Danville.

  • McMahan arraigned in S.D. on rape charge; posts bond

    Brent McMahan, 41, of Carrollton was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 28, on charges of third-degree rape, a Class 2 felony in the 5th Judicial Circuit in Edmunds County, S.D.

    The charges stem from an allegation from Lisa Davis, 30, a resident of South Dakota, that on May 4, McMahan allegedly had sexual intercourse with her while she was allegedly unable to give consent because of an intoxicating narcotic, anesthetic agent or hypnosis, according to the indictment.