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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Fall festival event for Relay a success

    Editor:

     On behalf of the Carroll County Relay For Life Committee (and especially for the many people and families that are battling cancer) I would like to thank everyone who made the “Fall Fun Festival” at the Armory on Oct. 31 a huge success.  All of the volunteers worked really hard before, during and after the event ... creating a fun, family friendly evening for the entire community.

  • 'Litmust test' for Letters to Editor; how to send photos by e-mail

    So, now Halloween is over and the clocks have been moved back an hour. Let the holiday season begin! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been editor – officially – at the Banner since mid-summer. (Unofficially, I’ve been here since the beginning of April). So, already it’s been for the better part of a year. There are a few things that have been pe

  • BES Fall Festival offers fun-filled day on Nov. 7

    Editor: We would like to invite you to our annual Fall Festival at Bedford Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. We will be serving fish dinners at 11 a.m. Each includes a fish sandwich, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, a drink and a dessert. We also will have games starting at 3 p.m. and a raffle, and will end the evening w

  • Family research uncovers distinguished history of military service

    Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and The Trimble Banner and The News-Democrat are publishing another “sample” issue, similar to the 62-page monster published July 29. Because of the timing, we decided to use the issue to pay tribute to the military veterans from both counties. To bolster the stories we are planning for this is

  • Arrested folks deserve fair treatment in courts

    Editor: When does justice prevail? First, accusations are made. Knowing you have nothing to hide, you voluntary cooperate with the detective. The detective uses all kinds of scare tactics, lies, etc., to the point he or she has you scared to death. Then he places you under arrest. They take you to jail and fingerprint you, take your mug shot a

  • Poker Run raises $4,553 to aid event

    Editor:

    At this time I would like to thank everyone who made this fund raising event possible and a huge success. Without all the bikes and their riders and all the individuals and businesses who donated door prizes and their time, this couldn’t have happened. We are delighted with the attendance of all who showed up.

    There are so many people and businesses to thank we are not going to do that right now for fear we will leave someone out. We plan to distribute certificates, like last year, to anyone who donated or helped.