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  • The Great Outdoors
  • Air conditioners stolen from two area churches

    Two Carroll County churches fell victim to air conditioner thieves during the month of June, and law enforcement believes the thefts are connected.

    The first theft was reported on June 7 at Dividing Ridge Baptist Church, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release. A state maintenance worker was in the area and heard gas coming from the copper line connecting the air conditioning unit to the church.

    He contacted Carroll County central dispatch, and Sheriff Jamie Kinman responded.

  • Sheriff investigating asphalt company

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an asphalt and sealcoating company that is allegedly scamming residents, particularly the elderly.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said R&R Asphalt and Sealcoating has allegedly taken $2,300 from two victims in May and June, according to a sheriff’s office news release. One home was in the Ghent and Sanders area, while the other was on Hwy. 55.

    Kinman said the men allegedly target homes with blacktop driveways and elderly residents.

  • Fire and Ice

    Carroll County Public Library sponsored a “Mad Science” program for the Summer School students at Cartmell Elementary on July 11. The presentation was titled “Fire and Ice.”

  • Have you met ... the Cary family

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.

  • Road project plans see changes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects to complete maintenance work on a bridge crossing Locust Creek on state Hwy. 1492 this week.

    According to a KYTC news release Tuesday, motorists will see that bridge reopen Friday, July 20. Until that time, they are asked to follow the detour signs.

    Another planned project on Hwy. 47 has been delayed until fall, while work will begin work next week on Hwy. 55.

  • Leaders talk about other issues related to Butler Park

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker met with local government and community leaders Wednesday, July 11 to discuss how General Butler State Resort Park and the community can work together.

  • Park, community need to work together

    One of the biggest draws for visitors to Carroll County is that it is home to one of Kentucky’s 50 state parks: General Butler State Resort Park. However, as the state budget continues to shrink and the revenue stream slows at Butler, local community leaders and park officials are looking for ways to work together for mutual benefit.

  • Annual veterans program set for Aug. 9

     On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 p.m. you are invited to attend the seventh annual Veterans Recognition Event. 

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event at the John Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County. 

    The featured speaker is a two-tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who will talk about his time in Iraq and his current issues with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

  • Bolt-action rifles offer accuracy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - For many firearm deer hunters in Kentucky, the tool of choice is the bolt-action centerfire rifle.

    With a little gunsmithing work and the right ammunition along with pre-season shooting practice, deer hunters will be ready to close the deal when a shooter buck walks into range this November.

    The first step is to find a competent gunsmith who can accomplish three procedures: adjusting the trigger pull, free-floating the rifle’s barrel and bedding its action.