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Today's News

  • Local veterans honored for service

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    The News-Democrat Intern

    It was Nov. 3, 1950 when two friends from Dupont, Ind., made the decision to enlist in the U.S. Army. Robert Everhart and Gene Spicer grew up together and were both part of the graduating class of 1948 at Dupont High School. When word of the draft and Korea began to circulate a couple years later, the men decided to choose their own fate and took it upon themselves to enlist.  

  • Demolition likely for historic downtown building

    Almost seven years after a project began to create a walkway through the old firehouse building and to revitalize the old Western Auto building on Court Street, Carrollton City Council is on the verge of deciding whether it is in the city’s best interest to cut its losses and scrap the project by tearing down the building.

  • Where Everyone Knows Your Name | Larry Willhoite

    Growing up on a farm and serving in the military taught Larry Willhoite the value of hard work, as well as giving him the skills he would later use in a career working in maintenance.

    Born east of Brooksburg near Madison, Ind., Larry is the third child of Ethel and Clayton Willhoite. He has two brothers, Bob and Rick, and a sister, Rose.

    His father was a farmer, raising tobacco on his 130-acre farm. He also raised horses, cows, pigs and chickens, and grew hay and a large garden. His mother was a housewife, taking care of the children and the home.

  • Group sets new vision for downtown Carrollton

    What would downtown Carrollton look like today if all the storefronts were filled? It most likely would not be a scene from the 1960s, with a grocery store and car dealerships.

    But could the downtown be full of hustle and bustle once again? That has been the focus of two sessions held by Carrollton Main Street Program focusing on a vision for the future of the downtown historic district.

  • Carroll youth baseball teams up with Bambino Buddies to share love for sport

    Saturday morning my phone starts dinging, signaling an incoming text. But it does not ding just once, but 15 more times. By now you have to look or are scared to look to see what is going on. I look down and find that Larissa McKinney has sent a message and 15 pictures of the Carroll County 10U traveling team that had just completed a Bambino Buddy session with special needs children.

  • Facial reconstruction helps solve missing persons cases

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    The News-Democrat Intern

    This September will mark 36 years in an open unidentified persons case after partial skeletal remains were found on the banks of the Ohio River in Carrollton in 1980.

    The remains are believed to belong to a white male between the ages of 40-50 years old. At the time of the discovery, the flesh had disintegrated and only a fraction of his skeleton was found, making DNA the only identifier available for this case.

  • Parts needed for Sheriff’s Office vehicles; transportation grant signed

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to pay for a replacement transmission in the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office’s 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.

    Office manager Amanda Tuttle said the department paid $3,600 to have the transmission and rear end replaced in the 2007 Tahoe three weeks ago and do not have the funding in their budget to fund the repair to the second vehicle. Magistrate Floyd Bowling asked if the 2007 Tahoe was the vehicle that Fiscal Court paid to have the engine replaced. Tuttle said it was and the new motor is why they paid for the transmission repairs.

  • Guidelines for riding a motorcycle safely

    •Be visible

    •Remember that motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles and reacting in time.

    •Make sure your headlights work and are on day and night.

    •Use reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle.

    •Be aware of the blind spots cars and trucks have.

    •Flash your brake light when you are slowing down and before stopping.

    ªIf a motorist doesn’t see you, don’t be afraid to use your horn.

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  • Carroll County Public Library | June 30, 2016

    Families on the Move Walking Club continue, meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library and walk to the River Walk. Count your steps all month long to be eligible for prizes. Sponsored in cooperation with Carroll County Extension Service through a grant from Families on the Move and the University of Kentucky. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! a summer reading program at the library and throughout the community. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

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