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Today's News

  • Girls win red-hot game by 4

    It was frigid outside, but red-hot inside the Gallatin County gym Thursday, Jan. 8, as the Lady Panthers took one from the border rival Lady Wildcats in regulation play.

    During the contest, three Lady Panthers fouled out, and both teams went for 37 free throws combined in the fourth quarter alone.

    Playing a smart, smothering defense, the Lady Panthers also play unselfish team ball. That characteristic was certainly true in this game.

  • Former resident publishes poetry book

    A former executive and future middle school teacher has written and published what she hopes to be the first of many books of poetry – and maybe a novel or two.

  • Backpack program makes sure kids don’t go hungry

    Hunger often brings many other problems to the forefront in schools – disruptive behavior in class, poor or falling grades, and health problems.

    Free and reduced-priced lunch programs have made in-roads in stemming the hunger problem in the nation’s schools, but the problem is exacerbated when those same children return to school on Monday morning – hungry from a lack of food at home over the weekend.

    To combat this problem, the Backpack Buddy system was implemented at Cartmell Elementary School this year.

  • Stewart retires after 20 years at UK Extension

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    After twenty years, Mary Lou Stewart has retired from her position with the University of Kentucky Extension Service’s Trimble County office. Her last day was Jan. 5.

    According to those who worked with her most recently, Stewart was more than a secretary at the office.

  • Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be a burden

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Whether you chose to file your own taxes or hand the task over to a professional, there’s no time like the present to get started.

    Earlier income tax preparation will likely translate into faster refunds and may also mean larger refunds for families and individuals, said Brenda Cornelius, owner of Brenda’s Tax Service in Madison, Ind.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Folding senior center thanks supporters Editor:

    We of the Senior Citizens of Carroll County Inc. wish to thank everyone in Carroll County who has made the past eight years such a great time at our center. Without your support, it would not have been possible.

    Although we closed the center on Jan. 1, it has been a pleasure to serve the senior citizens of Carroll County these eight years.

  • Car sales in the blood of Miller family

    Driving on Highland Avenue, between Park Avenue and 11th Street, chances are you’ve seen the marquee announcing birthdays and anniversaries in front of Miller Auto Sales.

    The sign was purchased to advertise autos for sale, but owner Dean Miller Sr. says it never has. Instead, it has always been there to alert passersby of occasions being celebrated by their friends and neighbors in the county.

    The marquee has been so popular, they’ve added a second one to advertise upcoming events for churches and schools.

  • Kysoc team reaches Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak

    You might say Jim Ebert’s life is full of highs and lows.

    Ebert, director of Carroll County’s Camp Kysoc, took former county resident Skylar Cannon hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on Nov. 28.

    Two weeks later, on Dec. 11, Ebert helped fulfill another disabled hiker’s dream – climbing to the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

  • Win-win evening for Panthers, Rebels

    The Owen County Rebels ventured into the Panther’s den on Saturday night for a four-game set between the boys and girl’s teams and split the bill, with Carroll County coming away with a win in the boys junior varsity and the girls varsity games.

    A large crowd, nearly filling both sides of the gym, was entertained with a night of great basketball. And each side went home with one JV and one varsity win.  

  • Man charged with alleged rape of girl, 15

    A Carrollton man was arrested Dec. 23 and charged with the alleged rape of a juvenile.

    During the investigation, Carrollton Police also charged James E. Richards, 27, with third-degree sodomy. Both charges are Class D felonies.

    Richards, who lives on Old Hwy. 227, is alleged to have had an ongoing relationship with the 15-year-old girl, according to Assistant Police Chief Steve Abbott.

    The girl’s guardian reported the incidents.