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  • 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.

  • Three Rivers Gun Club hosts shoot on June 3

    Three Rivers Gun Club, 3041 Hwy 55 in Carrollton is sponsoring a Shotgun Shoot, (50 clay targets), Sunday, June 3, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for 50 targets or Three River Member cost is $10. Tied score at end of regulation 50 targets will result in a 10 shot shoot off to determine the winners. Prizes: high shooter gets return of entry fee or $1 for each shooter whichever is greater. For more information contact Derrick Willis at (502) 525-8724 or Cody Human at (502) 377-6451. Everyone welcome, please park across road from range.

  • Shelby Energy plans annual meeting June 22 as two vie for local seat on the co-op’s board

     Shelby Energy customers are encouraged to attend the electric cooperative’s 75th annual meeting on Friday, June 22, at the Henry County High School in New Castle.

    Cooperatives are unique businesses organized to provide a needed product or service based on the nonprofit principal. There are no stockholders in an electric cooperative. After all expenses have been paid, any remaining money is returned to the customers as capital credits.

  • Carroll County High School Spring Choral Concert

     The Carroll County High School Chorus presented the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School.

    The program included the songs “I Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor, “An American Tribute,” “Africa”, by Toto, and “For Good”, from Wicked.

    The choir consists of 14 members this year. Choir director Mary Ellis Coombs said that the choir members “like what they’re doing, and are proud to be a part of the choir”.

  • Beach joins N-D for summer internship

    Carroll County native Sarah Beach has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a summer intern.

    Beach, a 2011 Carroll County High School graduate, just completed her freshman year at Western Kentucky University where she is a communications studies major.

    Many local residents will know Beach because of her involvement in activities while at CCHS. She played soccer and tennis, was president of the student body, took part in theater productions and was a member of the academic team.

  • Senate’s balanced postal reform bill is the best solution

     Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • New motor vehicle insurance notices to begin in June 2012

    County Clerk Alice Marsh says an important insurance law for Kentucky motorists will soon be implemented in Carroll County and across the Commonwealth.

    As mandated by the Kentucky General assembly, the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation on June 1 will begin mailing notices to owners of registered motor vehicles identified as having been without personal insurance coverage for more that 60 days.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Quincy Hogan

    Some may call it a “good walk spoiled.” But to Quincy Hogan, golf is a sport that takes both mental and physical ability, one that is challenging but can also be a way to interact with people from across the state. 

    For as long as she can remember, Hogan has played golf and had an interest in animals. Soon she will be able to pursue both of her loves at the collegiate level as she moves on to Cumberland University with a spot on the women’s golf team and an academic track to being a veterinarian.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Sergio Pascual

    When Carroll County High School senior Sergio Pascual went down with a fractured tibia against Walton-Verona toward the end of soccer season, doctors told him he would not be able to play tennis this spring; there was no way the leg would be strong enough.

    But Pascual proved everyone wrong.

    He dedicated himself to rehabbing his leg and was back on the court at the start of the season. He was undefeated and dropped just one set the entire regular season.

  • Audit offers comments on county jail’s record keeping

    A report issued by Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts recommends changes in the way the Carroll County’s jailer deals with accounting and record-keeping in four areas handled by his office.

    The comments are part of the audit of Carroll County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, by state auditor Adam Edelen’s office.