Local News

  • Prestonville holds first reading for board member pay increase


    The News-Democrat

    The City of Prestonville has set the date for its annual Prestonville Day for June 21. The city commission approved a motion setting the event at its recent monthly meeting April 21. 

    Commissioner Linda Clark stated that she saw the event as a “good thing.” She made the motion for the event to run 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., and for Mayor Billy Walker to pick up the necessary supplies.  The motion was seconded by Louis Spencer and passed unanimously.

  • Celebrating Silver


     Christian Academy of Carrollton held a 25th year celebration event Friday April 25. The nondenominational school began in 1989 in the basement of Valley Christian Church, located at the corner of 11th Street and Gillock Avenue. The current school is located off Hwy. 36 East, near the Gap Hill interestion of Hwy. 227.

  • Hornback discusses General Assemby achievements, disappointments

    Like every session, state legislators saw both positives and negatives in this year’s General Assembly. Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) shared his views on the recent session with Carroll County citizens Saturday, April 26, in the old courthouse. Hornback represents District 20, comprised of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby counties and part of Jefferson County in the state Senate.

  • YMCA activities a possibility at Kysoc

    Carroll County officials met recently with YMCA representatives from Louisville and Oldham County to discuss programs that could be offered to youth at Camp Kysoc.

    “It was a very positive meeting,” Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the Fiscal Court at Tuesday’s meeting, April 22. “We had a good conversation about things the YMCA does, how they do programming and structure activities. There are a lot of options out on the table. … I think real positive things will come from this.”

  • Easter on the Square
  • Stitching a Masterpiece

    A class of 48 quilters worked on Bonnie K. Hunter’s “Hidden Spool” quilt pattern on April 15, during this year’s “It’s Sew Fine” sewing expo at General Butler State Resort Park. Quilters used scraps of material they each brought from home, which combines being thrifty with being environmentally “green” – a theme of two of Hunter’s books: “Scraps & Shirttails” and “Scraps & Shirttails II.”

  • Christian Academy of Carrollton celebrates 25 years

    As a little girl in third grade, Katie Matson recalls learning about the theory of evolution. It was a theory that confused her, because it didn’t match what her father would talk about when she and her siblings gathered around to hear him read scriptures from the Bible.

    Her mother, by then, had passed away, and Katie had come to love her teacher very much. Katie knew the teacher had a college degree; compared to her father’s eighth-grade education, she found herself thinking that her teacher might know more than her father did.

  • Fair Board creates ‘Miss Carroll County’ hoping for more locals

    At this year’s Carroll County Fair, there may be two young women crowned during the Miss Carroll County pageant June 9.

    The Carroll County Fair Board wants to see more local girls participate in the annual event. So, they created the title of “Miss Carroll County,” which will be awarded to a Carroll County resident.

  • Westrick feels heroin is top problem in Carroll

    While out campaigning, Democratic Carroll County judge-executive candidate Bobby Lee Westrick said one of the main concerns he’s hearing about is the growing heroin problem.

  • Abercrombie, Fornash crowned prom king, queen