Local News

  • Legislative town hall meeting Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • News-Democrat wins top award for advertising

    The News-Democrat captured the top award for advertising Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual Advertising Excellence banquet in Lexington, Ky.

    Sales Consultant Deborah Garrett and Graphic Designer Darrel Taylor, along with the newspaper staff, captured a total of 27 awards and two honorable mentions in the Weekly Class 1, which is newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less.

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  • Compass Quartet holds Valentine’s Day concert Feb. 10 at News Auction

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your special someone by attending a concert of love songs by The Compass Quartet.

    The concert, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board, will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at News Auction Service. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those 18 years old and younger. Wine from River Valley Winery and cupcakes from Julie Aulbach Cakes will be available for purchase.

  • Ohio River ice proved destructive to maritime trade a century ago

    The oppressive arctic conditions that prevailed throughout the Ohio River Valley and along the river’s tributaries in the winter of 1917-18 continued late into January. The 12th day of 1918 “was probably the coldest and most disagreeable day experienced in a century,” reported the Monthly Weather Review. Temperatures remained below zero all day, according to the National Weather Service.

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  • Tractor Supply Company breaks ground in Carroll Co.

    Tractor Supply Co. has begun construction in Carrollton on a new store, to be located at 324 Floyd Drive. Work began late December with a goal of opening in the spring.

    Tractor Supply will serve as a one-stop shop for farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others.

    The Carrollton Tractor Supply plans to hire 12-15 employees with firsthand knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock and land.

  • Volleyball to begin; football field complete

    Despite the cold wintry weather outside, progress continues in the Parks and Recreation department.

    Director J.P. Dale told Carroll County Fiscal Court Jan. 23, that the adult volleyball league and youth volleyball camp would begin Jan. 25.

    Youth baseball and softball registration began Dec. 23 and closes March 2. Dale said the local team Little League fees have been paid, but they are waiting to hear about the Little League sanctioning fee.

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  • Kroger Click List is a time-saver for families, businesses

    The old adage of ‘what goes around comes around’ applies to the new Click List service offered by the Carrollton Kroger store.

    Grocery shopping was changed in the late 1940’s with the advent of larger and improved refrigerators as people could store perishables for longer periods of time. Prior to the refrigeration improvements most families had standing orders at their local grocery. The orders were filled and delivered to the home.