Local News

  • Highlights of the 2013 Carroll County Fair

     Back to the 80s Concert

     7 p.m. Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Friday, June 14

    Re-live the glory days of the 1980s as Carrollton Idol contestants belt out the hits. There also will be a tribute to the late George Jones, organizer Melanie Stewart said.

    At the June 14 show, four children will sing: Shianne Mefford, Jaden Stephens, Ryan Cain and Kaitlyn Reynolds.


    Truck and Tractor Pull

    8 p.m. Friday, June 7

  • Fiscal court OKs bid to replace Buffalo Creek bridge

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $110,000 bid May 28 to replace the deteriorating Buffalo Creek Road bridge.

    Luhn and Oak Construction of Carrollton submitted the one bid for replacing the bridge that has been reduced to one lane.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the bid advertisement attracted the attention of three local companies and a fourth outside the area. However, only Luhn and Oak turned in a bid.

  • Roarin' through town

    The Carrollton Lions Club held its annual poker run on Saturday, June 1, in memory of Mike Gividen. While the weather did not look promising, 39 people participated on motorcycles, and in cars and pickup trucks. Conflicting events also contributed to the low turnout. The Lions Club still decided to host the poker run, but shortened the run and number of stops so the day would not be lost for everyone who came out to show their support.

  • Farmers Market setting up at Point Park on Wednesdays


    The News-Democrat

    Wednesday afternoons for the RiverView Farmers Market will now take place at the intersection of Second and Main Streets near Point Park, due to the sidewalk renovation at the courthouse.

    The farmer’s market will still be held from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays, as well as from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Hometown Pizza on Hwy. 227.

  • Carrollton Village gets $7.57 million renovation

    A recently completed renovation at the Carrollton Village apartment complex, located off of Highland Avenue across from Park Lanes shopping center, involved far more than just new paint and carpeting.

    The $7.57 million project included replacing doors, windows and heating/air conditioning units and installing low-flow faucets and toilets to make the 80 units more energy efficient. Each unit is now fully accessible to handicapped residents and visitors.

  • Friday fires strike businesses, homes

    ­Friday afternoon, May 31, was a busy one for firefighters in the city of Carrollton.

    They were first called to a fire at Michael Sherman’s dental office, 519 Highland Ave., above Cornerstone Floral. That was followed by a kitchen fire on Third Street and a lightening strike that knocked a tree onto power lines and sent an electrical surge through a Highland Avenue home, filling it with smoke.

    The first fire call has closed Sherman’s office and left Cornerstone Floral handling its orders by telephone.

  • Hwy. 36 headaches to continue until July 3

    Weather and broken equipment both played a role in delaying the completion of the new bridge over Locust Creek on Hwy. 36 – and headaches for everyone involved, particularly anyone commuting between Carrollton and Milton.

    The new bridge and realigned approaches and roadway were supposed to be finished this week, but officials don’t expect the bridge to reopen now until July 3.

  • Carroll donations delivered to Oklahoma tornado victims

    It took about 72 hours to drive the 1,800 miles round trip to drop off a truckload of donations from Carroll County residents to those affected by a deadly tornado that cut a swath through Moore, Okla., two weeks ago.

    But it was well worth it – even the part where Tish and Harry Hatton had to drive their vehicles through a severe hail storm Friday night near Saint Louis, where another tornado also touched down.

  • New bridge opens to traffic Monday night

    Local motorists are enjoying the wide expanse of the new Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, which opened to traffic about 9:37 p.m. Monday.

    The transition of traffic from the narrow 1929-vintage span to the new replacement span in its temporary location atop temporary piers came with a lot of fanfare as motorists on both sides of the river waited in queue for the opportunity to be among the first to cross.

  • Showcase of talent