Today's News

  • Planning to start for spring fast-pitch softball

    Editor: I would like to address the parents of girls 8-18 years old who live in the county and are interested in fast-pitch softball. I know winter is coming, but to have a good turnout this spring, we have to start planning now. Trimble County Youth Softball League is accepting nominations for anyone interested in serving on the board. Plan to attend our next meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

  • Lady Raiders place 6th of 29 teams at Louisville meet

    Louisville’s Tom Sawyer Park was the site Saturday, Oct. 2, for the South’s largest collegiate and high school cross-country meet.


    Thursday, Oct. 7 Trimble County Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church on U.S. 421 South. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 7-9 Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to the Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton. Contests, booths, food and fun for the whole family; parade at 1 p.m. Saturday. Saturday, Oct. 9 Trimble County Historical Society meets at 1 p.m. at the Trimble County Public L

  • Field fire kept under control

    The Trimble Banner It was only a matter of time. Drought conditions have left crops and grasses throughout the county dried to a crisp, and on Friday afternoon a field outside of Bedford caught fire during harvest. Cody Thomas, who has been farming land owned by Cary Cassell for about five years, said he was combining the soybean field when he noticed smoke behind him. “I have no idea&r

  • Lady Panthers pull out victory for seniors

    After losing on senior night the day before to Henry County, the Carroll County Lady Panthers were determined to erase those bad memories and send their seniors off with a win. Mission accomplished. The Lady Panthers dominated game one and eventually pulled away in game two to claim victory over the Lady Rebels, 25-14, 25-17. And the ending could not have been scripted any better. Senior Tas

  • Merchants thank customers who attended block party

    Editor: The merchants of the Butler Mall — El Nopal, Cellular Connection, American Rental and Carrollton Federal Bank — held a block party Sept. 24. The event was held in order to sincerely exhibit appreciation to customers and the community for their continued support. More than 250 people attended the event. The participants received free food and gift bags containing various prac

  • A history lesson on Confederate Flag

    Editor: The Confederate Flag, what does it stand for and what does it mean? Nowhere can anyone show me where this part of our American history is a race issue. But yet we have two teachers who say this flag offends them, so the kids can’t show or wear them. Our family did a long extensive ancestral background check and we found members from both sides of our families who fought on both

  • Carroll drops match to Henry on volleyball senior night

    Emotions were running high Tuesday night as the Lady Panthers took on the visiting Henry County Lady Cats. It was senior night for Jill Butcher, Kyndal Curry and Tasha Hunter, and the home team wanted to give their seniors a win on their special night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. The Lady Panthers lost games 1 and 3 by scores of 25-22, 25-17. The Lady Panthers won game two 25-22

  • Drought leads to state of emergency declaration

    The parched landscape and prolonged heat of the summer months has led Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to declare a state of emergency in the county. “This year in addition to the drought we had quite a bit of extreme heat,” Tomlinson said in a telephone interview Tuesday, “so I declared a state of emergency in order to see what help might b

  • Girls’ soccer falls on Senior Night

    Carroll County High School honored three seniors as the Lady Panthers played their final home soccer contest of the season on Thursday, Sept. 30. Although the Lady Panthers were defeated by Martha Layne Collins High School by a score of 3-0, Head Coach Greg Damron had high words of praise for his team. “We had played Martha Layne Collins earlier in the season,” he said, “but