Local News

  • Coopers Restaurant goes non-smoking March 1

    In an effort to create a healthier eating environment, another local restaurant will become non-smoking.

    Cooper’s Restaurant announced on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 30, that as of March 1, it will be a non-smoking restaurant.

    “This has been a tough decision, but we are hoping to build on our motto that we are a Family Buisness [sic],” the Facebook post stated.

  • Election 2018: Almost all races contested in May primary

    Election 2018 will certainly be an interesting one, as multiple candidates filed for county judge-executive, sheriff and all three magisterial districts. The deadline to file was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, for county offices. Candidates interested in filing for city council or mayor have until Aug. 14, to file because it is a non-partisan race and will not appear on the May Primary ballot.

  • BOE approves plans for Winn improvements

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved Jan. 25, the BG-3 for the improvements to Kathryn Winn Primary. The project will replace the HVAC throughout the building, windows and the roof. Ventilation for the roof also will be improved. The plans include alternates for upgrades to the systems.

    The board also approved the construction plans and specifications to be submitted to the Department of Education.

    Winn will be open during construction, and the project will take two summers to complete. The project is set to begin in April.

  • 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.

  • Deadline passes to file for county election
  • 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.