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Today's News

  • Liter files as candidate for District 1 magistrate

    Editor: I am Chris Liter, and I have filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 1 magistrate in the May 18, 2010 primary election. I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County, and my family and I are proud to call it our home. Regardless if you are a registered Democrat, Republican or Independent, I intend to visit each

  • Community thanked for cross-country support

    Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the volunteers and the following businesses, organizations and individuals for the success of both the Trimble County Cross-Country Invitational in October and the Region 5 Cross-Country Championship event this past weekend at Trimble County Park. I wish to thank the Trimble County Park Board, it’s presid

  • JV Raiders win league title

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER   The Trimble County Junior Varsity Raiders finished the 2009 football season as champions this past weekend. Before the semifinal playoff game Saturday, League Commissioner Brian Golden presented the leagues’s Offensive Most Valuable Player award to the Raiders’ Dawson Porter. It is the second year

  • Osborne, Yager named 2009 Wendy’s Heisman winners

    Will Yager and Sarah Osborne were selected recently as Carroll County High School’s Wendy’s Heisman school winners for 2009.

    The program has set the standard for high school student-athletes, gaining tremendous prestige in its own right as the program combines the best of high school athlete and academic awards.

    Each fall, the WHSH recognizes the nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership.

  • Honoring the Best & the Bravest

    Many have been waiting years for this day to finally arrive — the day that the American Korean War veterans would be honored for their service in the war. On Nov. 7, the American Legion Post 41 held a ceremony to recognize Carroll County’s veterans who answered the call for duty. About 165 people were in attendance.

    “A day that we can recognize the men and women that have served our country is a good day for all of us,” Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jimmy Supplee said.

  • Panthers eliminated in playoffs, 63-19

    Newport Central Catholic held Carroll County in check through most of the first half en route to a 63-19 Class 2A District playoff win over the Panthers Friday at Newport Stadium.

    The Thoroughbreds rolled out to a 49-0 advantage before Carroll County finally hit pay dirt late in the second quarter when senior Andy Sisenstein returned a kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown run. Ryan Stewart added the extra point and the Panthers were on the scoreboard, 49-7.

  • Panthers in Rupp Arena showcase

    The Carroll County High School boys’ basketball Panthers will play in a preseason showcase to be held at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Kentucky Basketball Academy’s preseason basketball showcase will take place on Friday, Nov. 27, according to Panther Head Coach Carroll Yager.

    The showcase will feature 22 teams in 11 games starting at 8:45 a.m. The Panthers will play Buckhorn High School from Region 14. Game time is 11:15 am.

    Yager made inquiries with event organizers about Carroll’s possible participation in the event.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 11

    Veteran’s Day

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Public Library presents Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Markland gate removed by floating gatelifter

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed the remaining damaged gate leaf from the floor of a lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam near Warsaw.

    The downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation on Sunday, Sept. 27. Since that time one of the two gate leaves has been resting on the bottom of the lock chamber.

  • River walk needed to make downtown a true ‘destination’

    Potential. Ask just about anyone what they think about downtown Carrollton and you will eventually hear talk about the potential they see in reviving the once bustling business district.

    Situated right on the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers, downtown Carrollton is at first glance a quaint and attractive area with the historic look of a river town from the past. Many buildings have undergone restoration work to restore the Victorian facades that make it so special.

    But a closer look reveals the challenges that face efforts to bring new life to downtown.