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  • Extension 4-H post wins funds from court

    A 4-H Extension agent could be on the job in Carroll County in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

    That’s because Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $10.84 million budget Friday with stop-gap funding for the position. The spending plan, which includes $46,350 for the Extension post, won approval with little discussion by magistrates.

  • Session offers info on $25,000 business grant

    Downtown Carrollton business owners and entrepreneurs take note: City government is offering funds to help improve or start-up businesses in the historic district. This is the area bounded on the north by the Ohio River, on the west by the Kentucky River, on the east by the west side of Seventh Street and on the south by the north side of Sycamore Street.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2012!
  • ‘Puppets for Jesus’ gives message, music for youth

    By SARAH BEACH

    News-Democrat Intern

    First Apostolic Church in Carrollton has only one child who regularly attends. Life-long member Jim Foster is hoping that his puppet show will change that.

    “Puppets for Jesus” will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the First Apostolic Church on Third Street in Carrollton.

    The show is free to the public and features colorful puppets, flashing lights and up-beat songs.

  • About 9 percent voted in primary election

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Election day is a breeze in Carroll County. 

    For the Democratic Presidential primary, Barack Obama received 258 votes, or 54.43 percent, with the remaining 216, or 45.57 percent voting uncomitted.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 30, 2012

    County to seek $275,000 business expansion grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a resolution allowing Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign documents as the county seeks a $275,000 Community Development Block Grant. The funds would be used as a loan to pay for a rail spur for the expansion of DRC Industries in the former Parthenon property.

  • Art show opening
  • Totally Tractors

     Pioneer Power Tractor Club celebrated the heritage of farming at its 10th annual show in Carrollton Saturday, May 12. The three-day family event puts the spotlight on antique tractors, but also features family fun, music, demostrations and farm animals

  • Worthville receives $8,105 crumb rubber grant for city’s playground

    The City of Worthville has been awarded a 2012 Waste Tire Crumb Rubber grant in the amount of $8,105 to provide a protective, safe surface for its municipal park playground. The total project will cost $12,680 with the City providing a $4,575 match in cash and in-kind services.

    The grant was awarded by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet on a 75/25 matching basis.

  • Grobmeier remains a Carrollton girl after 103 years

     As Sophia Patrillo would say on the hit TV show  The Golden Girls, “Picture it, Hunter’s Bottom in Carroll County, Ky.”

    The date was Jan. 19, 1909, and the air was frigid and a deep snow blanketed the ground. There in a modest farmer’s home was born a daughter, Anna Frances Taylor Grobmeier, to proud parents Arthur Creed and Katherine Matthews Taylor.