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  • 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

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    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.

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    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.

  • The word commitment means different things to different people. To some, it is fleeting; something to do until something better comes along. To others, it is like choosing an outfit for the day, depending on external factors to make its decision. And yet, to some, it has absolutely no meaning at all. But to a few, commitment means everythin

  • One hundred and one years ago, Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House, to be succeeded by William Howard Taft on March 4. According to Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, only eight percent of Americans had a telephone in 1909. With the average wage being 22 cents per hour, the average worker made between

  • The Trimble Banner Former Trimble County resident Kathie Yager Perkinson has seen first-hand the poverty of a Third World country that lies just a few hundred miles off Florida’s coast. And now she is concerned about how her friends and fellow missionaries in northern Haiti are coping with the horrific earthquake that devastated the c

  • The first winter storm of the year dropped at least 4 inches of snow on Trimble County and Bedford, above, closing schools Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7-8, and cancelling Friday's homecoming game. Trooper Michael Webb of KSP Post 5 and county Sheriff Tim Coons both reported only minor traffic accidents during Thursday's storm. Lauren Smith, 4, of Bedford got to work immediately on a snow angel, while Gizzie Wood seemed less than impressed by the white stuff.

  • Thirty years ago, on January 1, 1980, Carrollton welcomed a new radio station to the community. The first voice broadcast when WIKI joined the airwaves in stereo at 6 that morning was mine. I had voiced a brief recording of the station’s signature sign-on, a short statement required by the Federal Com-munications Commission giving the station’s location at 100.1 on the FM dial, and that the station was licensed to the Titan Broadcasting Corporation in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Last week’s Christmas gathering at my house was more than a typical time of celebrating the birth of Christ, family togetherness and exchanging gifts. Now empty nesters, my wife Cheryl and I seldom have all the children home at the same time. This Christmas we also hosted a special guest and enjoyed a memorable week of cultural exchange. Our ol