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Opinion

  • Editor:

    To the citizens of Carroll County, we’d like to thank you all for your contributions to the recent "Scouting for Food" food drive. Your generosity is much appreciated.  

    As previously communicated, the 2008 count was eclipsed by nearly 1,700 items, approximately 14,800 items in all….this despite a continued sour economy. This was awesome.

    The Carroll County Schools continue to do an outstanding job of supporting the food pantry – couldn’t do it without you.

  • Dear Editor:

    We would like to thank the community volunteers at Carroll County Middle School for volunteering their time at our school library, to help our school.

    We are so grateful and appreciate them donating their time to us. Without them we would not be able to keep the library alive.

    We want to thank them for impacting our education and letting us be able to check in and out books.

    Taylor Hayden

    and Carmen McArter

    CCMS Learners

     

  • Editor:

    Losing everything you have in a fire must be devastating and losing it during the holidays is even worse.  

    Thank God that Linda and Herman Smith did not get injured when their house caught fire on Sunday Nov. 23, just four days before Thanksgiving.    

    Herman is a 26-year veteran.  

    An account has been opened at First National Bank of Carrollton for donations.  

    Linda and Herman lost furniture, household goods clothes and everything.  

  • A veteran baseball player strides to the plate; the bases are loaded in a championship game. This is NOT Casey at the bat; one giant swing, and the contention between adversaries is resolved. The game is won; the crowd is ecstatic. A veteran newspaper reporter cuts through the rhetoric and sound bytes of a political story:his insight allowing him to see the story for what it reall

  • Section 106. NHPA. Mitigation. NEPA. These are among the confusing technical jargon that easily rolls off the tongues of those closely associated with the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. But what do they all mean, and why should you care? To simplify it, think two words: environment and history. First, leaders of major projects like this are required by federal law to consider t

  • Editor: The Bedford Elementary School PTA would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who donated to this year’s Fall Festival. Your support and generosity has again made this year’s festival a big success. Thank you to the parents, teachers, staff and students who volunteered their time and talents to make this ev

  • Editor: I am Chris Liter, and I have filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 1 magistrate in the May 18, 2010 primary election. I am a lifelong resident of Trimble County, and my family and I are proud to call it our home. Regardless if you are a registered Democrat, Republican or Independent, I intend to visit each

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.