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  • Nancy Jo Grobmyer retires after 37 years

    Friendly. Smart. Levelheaded. Dedicated.

    These are just some of the adjectives used to describe the longest-serving member of Carrollton City Council and first councilwoman in its history: Nancy Jo Grobmyer.

    Grobmyer, 83, is retiring from the post she has held for the past 37 years. Her last council meeting will be Monday Dec. 13. A reception will be held in her honor at 6 p.m. before the meeting at city hall.


    10 a.m. — Entry Deadline for Visions of Sugar Plums fourth annual Dessert Bake-Off
            All food entries must be dropped off at McNeal's in downtown Carrollton by 10 a.m. for judging.
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. — Make-It and Take-It at Carroll County Public Library
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Our Savior’s Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    11 a.m. — Christmas Parade steps off at Marwill Drive and heads for the Courthouse Square

  • Win a new range from McNeal's Visions of Sugar Plums Bake-Off

    First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four
    Categories: Cake, Pies, Cookies and Miscellaneous
    Plus Youth cookie category for 12 & under!

     Just bake your favorite dessert and take it to McNeal's for judging by 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2010. Also bring a copy of the recipe on an index card. Official rules are available at McNeal's, The News-Democrat and Carrollton Main Street Office.
    1. All entrants must be 18 years or older.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program presents A Christmas Carroll

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday with a parade, a scavenger hunt, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • Tree Donation
  • Carroll County native appears on cable television show

    Jordan Yocum from Carroll County, will find the perfect house he’s looking for on national television. “House Hunters” on HGTV is a television show that follows home buyers and their real estate agents as they tour three homes and pick one to purchase.
    The Louisville episode will air this Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Costs rise for county-provided insurance

    Some of Carroll County’s 58 employees will face increased costs for their health insurance copays and deductibles in 2011, but much of the burden falls on the county  as premiums increase by 10 percent next year
    Healthcare coverage, which the county provides for its employees, will cost about $800,000 in 2011.
    At its Nov. 23 meeting, Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to keep its insurance with United Healthcare, the current carrier, after a review of more than a dozen different options that included proposals from Anthem and Bluegrass Insurance.

  • A holiday favorite to see

    A holiday classic is coming to Carrollton. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” performed by 19 Carroll County High School students, will soon grace the stage in the CCHS cafeteria. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 11. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students.

  • One killed, four injured in explosion at Harsco Metals

    A Madison, Ind., man was killed and four others injured in an explosion Tuesday, Nov. 24 that occurred at Harsco Metals facility in Gallatin County.
    Kentucky State Police said the local dispatch center in Gallatin County received a report at 3:27 p.m. last Tuesday from Harsco Metals, a contractor for Gallatin Steel, that a serious injury work-related accident had just occurred. Troopers and detectives from Post 5 responded to investigate the fatal work-related accident.

  • Copper thieves hit Nugent Sand again

    Nugent Sand Company, 5503 Hwy. 36 W, Carrollton, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for the theft of wiring from company conveyors. The most recent occurrence was over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    Plant Supervisor Rick Leach told The News-Democrat that the expense to the company involved in the most recent theft would be significant.