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  • To look at Kyndal Curry’s high school resume of scholastic, athletic and extra-curricular activities and accomplishments would make one wonder when she makes time to eat and sleep. What is more remarkable is the fact that Curry’s extensive resume has been written in three, not four, years of high school achievement. Nominated by

  • The Trimble Banner Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2010 Trimble County Relay for Life. Friday night will start the third continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the third year to use the front parking lot of Be

  • Will Yager is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in four years at Carroll County High School. Will represented his school and community capably in golf, contributed to a successful baseball program with his performances on the mound and had a stellar basketball career for the Panthers. The senior News-Democrat Student Athlete of the Yea

  • Zach Wise is a competitor. Watching him on the baseball field swing with power, run with a purpose, dive for fly balls, cheer for his teammates, it is easy to see the game is important to him. But what isn’t seen is the emphasis Wise also places on academics and excelling in the classroom. Wise, a junior at Carroll County High School,

  •   Four Carrollton brothers—James F., Joseph S., George W. and Albert N. Jett—formed a partnership in 1881 and started the Jett Brothers Distillery in Carrollton. With profits from their successful business endeavors the Jett family later established the first electric light plant in Carrollton. The distillery was located on pr

  • The Trimble Banner Ideas ranged from spending time with senior citizens and helping ensure children have something to eat over a weekend to helping with an organization that provides therapy to special-needs children through horses. Those were the projects that students in the Trimble County High School Teen Leadership Program either completed during the school year, or have comm

  • Members of the Trimble County Klunkers are escorted Saturday down Connector Road toward the Pioneer Power Club tractor show in Carrollton. Fourteen riders participated to raise funds for the Klunker’s Relay for Life team, lining up at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Trimble County Middle School after having a good, hearty breakfast. This was the eighth year for the tractor sh

  • As the school year winds down, students are getting antsy about beginning their summer vacations. However, this time also marks the end for Jihoo Kim and his visit to the United States. A foreign exchange student, he will return to his home in Gwangju, South Korea on June 1 after spending the school year with Carroll County residents Dennis and Kathy Goff. The United Methodist Chu

  • The Trimble Banner

    Despite having enjoyed art classes as a high school student, it wasn’t until about four years ago that Diana Sharber found her way back to that passion.

    A Christmas gift of painting lessons from her husband, Jim, sparked her creativity – examples of which are on display through the end of May at the Trimble County Public Library. The show is mostly paintings, but also includes a homegrown gourd she painted and a quilt she made.

  • With the account of the 1852 explosion of the steamboat Redstone last month I began a new series of monthly columns about historical events in Carroll County, called “Water Under the Bridge.” I plan to continue researching events of local historical significance for those who enjoy an occasional blast from the past.

  • By PATTI CLARK Special to The News-Democrat   Consider for a minute the construction of a new building. Potential new homeowners spend hours picking out the color of the paint, the type of light fixtures in each of the rooms, carpet and other flooring, even flowers for the landscap

  • Hundreds of children of all ages attended the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at Trimble County Park, sponsored by the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. About 3,000 eggs were hidden for children in four age groups to find. Above, older children take off to find eggs in the main field that stretches from U.S. 421 North to one

  • To many, the date April 3 conjures memories of the disastrous tornadoes that swept through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio in 1974. Mention a Carroll County disaster with great loss of life and local thoughts turn to a fiery tragedy on Interstate 71 in the spring of 1988. But long before either of these events filled the pages of local newspapers another tragedy unfolded near Carrollton

  • The Trimble Banner If you thought Meals on Wheels delivered cold, boring sandwiches and “rubber chicken” dinners, think again. Recipients of the program in Trimble County are treated with yummy-looking dishes from Masterson’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. For instance, on Monday’s menu was baked ziti, capri-blend vegetables, a mixed-vegetable salad wi

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    Two things tell me that spring is here — the forsythia in my yard is close to blooming and I’ve been working with the Main Street Promotions Committee to plan this year’s Easter on the Square event.

  • With some incredible costumes and set designs, the cast and crew of "Alice in Wonderland" gave a commanding performance Friday and Saturday night at Trimble County High School.

    The first act featured Kim Minch as "Wonderland Alice" and depicts all the strange characters she encounters in Lewis Carroll's classic children's story. The second act featured Shelby Copeland as "Through the Looking Glass" Alice, who is working through the eight steps of becoming a queen.

  • The Trimble Banner

    One year ago this weekend, Amanda and Trampus Craig celebrated the first birthday of their son, Brinley, with a community event to raise funds for the disease that would take the infant’s life just two months later.

    Brinley was born with Type 1 mucopolysaccharidoses, also known as Hurler’s Disease, a hereditory disease that causes the absense of an enzyme. The lack of the enzyme can lead to damage to internal organs, bones, joints and the respiratory and nervous systems.

  • SPECIAL REPORT 

    As a school-wide service project, Trimble County Middle School is buying a water purifier for a village in Zambia, Africa.