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Today's News

  • Highest bidder: New makes auction business his career

    Becoming an auctioneer was a lifelong dream for Robert Lee New, owner of New’s Auction Service in Carrollton. New recalls going to sales as a child and listening to the auctioneers sell tobacco.

    “We raised tobacco, sold tobacco, and I always was fascinated by the tobacco market,” he said. “That’s what I really wanted to be.”

    While he was actually born in Owen County, New was raised on a farm on Dividing Ridge in Carroll County.

  • Meet Bill Chapman, Carroll’s newest published author

    Carroll County’s newest novelist Bill Chapman has just published his first book, “The Wake of the Pina Colada.”

    The story is about the Admirals Club, a group of retired military men, who, while on a cruise, encounter a terroristic plot.

    LawReader Books, owned by retired judge Stan Billingsley is publishing Chapman’s books. 

  • N-D repeats as bronze winner

    The News-Democrat captured third place awards in general excellence Jan. 22 and 23, at Kentucky Press Association’s news and advertising awards contest.

    It’s the second consecutive year that the Carrollton newspaper has received both third place honors in the Weekly Class 1 category. This category is newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less.

  • School district holds town hall Jan. 29

    Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan is opening the floor for questions Jan. 29, in a town hall meeting at the Ninth Street offices of the Carrollton Housing Authority. This moderated event will give community members a chance to get answers to anything and everything to do with the Carroll County School District.

  • Hornback hosts forum Jan. 31 at courthouse

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the downtown courthouse in Carrollton from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to brief constituents on the 2015 legislative session. 

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

  • Carrollton City COuncil | Jan. 29, 2014

    Audit presented

    Jerilyn Zapp and Susan Dukes of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC presented Carrollton City Council with the fiscal year 2013-14 audit at its regular meeting Jan. 26. Council voted to hold a special meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at city hall to approve the audit.

  • Local hospital reports 2014 financial growth

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar came to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday with a big smile and a report on the hospital packed with successes and accomplishments.

    “The county has been such a strong supporter of the hospital over the years we wanted to share what we were able to accomplish in 2014,” Kozar said.

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.

  • Fiscal erases Worthville Fire’s Camp Kysoc rental charges

    The Worthville Volunteer Fire Department asked Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Jan. 27, why it was being charged to use Camp Kysoc for its Haunted Trail fundraising event.

    “The first year no one said anything about being charged until the event was ready to start,” Worthville Fire Chief Ernie Courtney said. “We had already been working out there for a month getting ready for the event.”

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.