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Local News

  • Hydrant flushing moved up to today

    The full system hydrant flushing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, has been moved up to Tuesday, Oct. 13. It will take a few days to flush the entire system.

    Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne told city council Monday that his office has received a number of phone calls about brown water in the system. This was caused by the installation of a new transmission main last week on Polk Street. CU did some flow reversal, and it created a disturbance, he said.

  • Tobacco Festival Faces

    Tobacco Festival Parade Winners

    Oldest Tractor

    Ed Humble - 1937 Model A John Deere

    Largest Tractor Group

    Pioneer Power Tractor and Engine Club

    Parade Float - Overall

    First - American Legion

    Second - Darret Family

    Parade Float - Business

    First - First National bank

    Second - Bella’s Style on Main

    Third - Little Hands/Big Hearts

  • Two killed in single vehicle incident Sat.

    A Carroll County couple was killed in a single vehicle incident Oct. 4.

    Evelyn ”Beth” Tuttle, 22, of Worthville, and Gregory S. Simpson, 26, of Carrollton, were found unresponsive and were pronounced dead by the Carroll County Coroner at the scene. 

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a call from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a fatal vehicle incident just after 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Public Information Officer Trooper Josh Lawson said. 

  • Taco Bell to tear down, rebuild its Carroll store

    Another local fast food restaurant will be undergoing a makeover as the Carrollton Taco Bell closed it doors Wednesday, Oct. 7, to begin a complete renovation.

    Owner Clint Smith told The News-Democrat that contractors would begin tearing down the current building Thursday, Oct. 8, which was opened in September 1996. The completion date is scheduled for either the week of Dec. 21 or Dec. 28. Smith said weather could affect the completion date.

  • Quiroz seeks to improve access to nutrition info for Hispanics

    By JACOB BLAIR

    Landmark News Service

    Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, but now she’s looking to serve the Hispanic population close to the place she has made her home.

    Mimi Quiroz, a bilingual SNAP-Ed assistant with the Owen County Cooperative Extension Services, has been in her new role since July. Quiroz travels to Carroll and Gallatin counties on a weekly basis in addition to serving Hispanic families in Owen County.

  • Krystal Ball winners | Oct. 8, 2015
  • Tradition lives on

    Carroll County High School held its homecoming ceremony Oct. 2, before the Carroll vs. Gallatin football game. 

  • Parade Time!
  • Test scores drop for Carroll Schools

    Carroll County Schools’ accountability scores fell significantly according to testing data released to the public Oct. 1, by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Annual Measurable Objectives score for the district was 59.6, down 3.8 points from last year and falling short of the district goal by 4.8 points. This put Carroll County in the 28th percentile in the state of Kentucky, compared to the 51st percentile last year.

  • Test scores drop for Carroll Schools

    Carroll County Schools’ accountability scores fell significantly according to testing data released to the public Oct. 1, by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Annual Measurable Objectives score for the district was 59.6, down 3.8 points from last year and falling short of the district goal by 4.8 points. This put Carroll County in the 28th percentile in the state of Kentucky, compared to the 51st percentile last year.