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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Volunteers ready local homes for winter with Project Comfort

    Crews of volunteers set out Saturday morning to make repairs to homes of local folks who find themselves “in tough spots” as part of the fourth annual Project Comfort.

    Some jobs were as simple as putting plastic over windows to weatherize homes and fend off cold air, while others were more complex, requiring talents such as plumbing, electrical and construction.

  • 17 members of Search Unit attend fall training

    Editor: Trimble County Emergency Search Unit held its fall training at Avalon nature reserve on Saturday, Oct 17, with 17 members attending. During the event, members practiced the Wilderness First Aid and had a mock nighttime search. Instant command was set up, with two teams going out and looking for two lost subjects. One subject could

  • Milton PTO says thanks for successful fish fry

    Editor: The Milton Elementary School PTO would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated to our annual fish fry. Your kind generosity has once again made this year’s event a huge success. We also would like to thank all the dedicated, hard-working volunteers who came out and spent part of their day on Oct. 17 helpi

  • Youth to collect canned goods Oct. 29

    Editor:

    Please let everyone know that on Thursday night, Oct. 29, St. John’s youth group will be going door to door from 6-8 p.m. for the second annual Trick-or-Treat for canned goods.

    All donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated and will go to replenish the community food pantry.

  • Dermon, Landherr take part in state pageants

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the beautiful young ladies that represented Carroll County last weekend in the state pageants that were held at The Crown Plaza hotel in Louisville.

    Representing our Pre-Teen Division for the State Competition was Kacie Dermon. Kacie placed in the top 17 category out of an astounding 72 girls. Kacie is the 11-year-old daughter of Todd and Tina Dermon, residing in Carrollton.