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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Trimble defeats Carroll in border battle Saturday

    A concentrated defensive effort on the part of Trimble County’s Lady Raiders held Carroll County’s lone senior in check for most of Saturday’s basketball matchup, enabling Trimble to pull out a 48-34 victory over the visiting Lady Panthers.

  • Learn your ABC’s: News-Democrat to feature more locals

    Sometimes, too many choices can be a bad thing. It’s like when you go into a new restaurant and become overwhelmed by the multi-page menu of items. Or when you were a child and your parents took you to Blockbuster and said you could pick anything you wanted for movie night.  

    Since being at The News-Democrat, I have had a similar but also very different problem with having too many choices.

  • Bosley celebrates 101 years
  • Rand recalls Wendell Ford’s many accomplishments as governor

    Late last week, Kentucky lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.

    Since then, there have been numerous accolades about his many accomplishments in Washington, D.C. – from helping to write and pass the Family and Medical Leave Act to promoting Kentucky’s signature coal and tobacco industries – but it is worth noting that several actions taken during his time as governor continue to benefit Kentuckians today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Jan. 29, 2015

    Thursday, Jan. 29

    Carroll County Schools hosts a town hall meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Ninth Street offices of the Carrollton Housing Authority.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Friday, Jan. 30

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Friday at the Warsaw First Christian Church, 207 W. High St., Warsaw.

  • Church News | Jan. 29, 2015

    First Apostolic Church to offer Bible study