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Today's News

  • Speedway tackles traffic issues

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land during a Tuesday news conference in Sparta explaining that it will be used to greatly expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.

    Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged to improve surrounding highways to allow faster access to expanded parking areas.

  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.

  • Two projects win city’s first EIP funding in two years

    Building improvements are on the horizon for several properties in Carrollton’s downtown historic district.

    The city’s Design and Review Board gave its approval to fund two Enterprise Incentive Program projects at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 25.

    The board granted a total of $5,150 for a business and a church, the first time an award has been made from the EIP funds for nearly two years since a moratorium on funding projects was put in place by city council.

  • Committees tackle roads, budget issues

    As the days grow shorter (and hopefully cooler) and the children return to school, it is a good time to review summer activities. In general, the most visible work of the state legislature is during our winter session but committees continue to meet to gain information and review potential legislation during the summer. I am the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and I serve on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee, and the Natural Resources and Energy Committee as well as several smaller budget subcommittees.

  • Newspaper for ‘Kids’ ready for fourth year thanks to businesses

    Improving the educational opportunities of our youth is undoubtedly the most important investment we can make.

    There are no limits for young people who have the best education possible.

    To help with their education and to improve literacy, The News-Democrat and local business and industry have joined together to provide our students with their own newspaper.

    The first issue of Carroll County Kids for the new school year went to press this week and will be delivered to students by Sept. 1.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 24, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug. 24

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

  • Jesus’ actions drew criticism in chapters of the Bible

    Jesus said a lot of compelling and difficult things when He walked the earth.  A reading of the four Gospels in the New Testament portrays a man who had divine insight into the inner workings of the human soul. 

  • Church news - Aug. 24, 2011

    Church celebrates its 55th anniversary

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St., celebrates its 55th anniversary Friday, Aug. 26 starting at 7:30 p.m., with Elder Scott Kerr Jr. from Canton, Ohio and Saturday, Aug. 27, at noon, with Elder Kent Jordan from Indianapolis, Ind.

    A meal will be served after each service. Call Pastor Miles L. Miller Jr.  (502)732-5808 for more information.

    CAYR dinner planned for Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m.

  • Carroll golf sweeps Trimble at home

    Carroll County was victorious Monday on their home course against border rival Trimble County. The Lady Panthers shot a season low in their 204-251 victory over the Lady Raiders, while the Panthers avenged a previous loss to the Raiders, pulling out a 173-175 win.

    Quincy Hogan led the girls’ team, shooting a 36. Hannah McMahan shot a 54; Taylor Hayden, 56; Ciara Hamilton, 57; Ashli Childs, 58; and Jadyn Bailey, 66. The Lady Panthers were in action Tuesday at Fairway golf course in Owenton for the All-A Classic. Results were unavailable by press time.

  • Girls’ golf 2-0 over Walton-Verona

    The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Bearcats twice with back-to-back victories at Fairway Golf Course in Owen County.

    On Tuesday Aug. 16, the girls won 212-238, a season low. Quincy Hogan led the team, shooting a 44, followed by Taylor Hayden, 52; Elisha Rabago, 56; and Hannah McMahan, 60. Also competing were Ashli Childs, scoring 63; Ciara Hamilton, 66; and Jadyn Bailey, 67.

    On Thursday, Hogan shot a 39, while Hannah McMahan shot a season-low 54. Taylor Hayden shot a 54, followed by Ashli Childs, 62; Ciara Hamilton, 63; and Jadyn Bailey, 65.