Becoming an auctioneer was a lifelong dream for Robert Lee New, owner of New’s Auction Service in Carrollton. New recalls going to sales as a child and listening to the auctioneers sell tobacco.
“We raised tobacco, sold tobacco, and I always was fascinated by the tobacco market,” he said. “That’s what I really wanted to be.”
While he was actually born in Owen County, New was raised on a farm on Dividing Ridge in Carroll County.