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Today's News

  • The Amish: keeping life simple

    By Brad Bowman

    Landmark News Service

    Amos and David Troyer’s family want to live the old-fashioned way. Not just because they are Amish, but because they want to keep life simple.

    Buggies frequently travel U.S. 421 and along the back roadways in Henry County. They are just as much a part of our rural landscape as tractors and hay wagons. The Amish are often seen, but, as a people, are not always heard.

  • Country artists LoCash Cowboys to perform free concert Saturday at Kentucky Speedway

    SPARTA, Ky. – Dynamic Bud Light country music entertainers LoCash Cowboys will amp up Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NCSCS) “Quaker State 400” race day energy when they storm the Budweiser Stage for a free concert on the concourse at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 30.

  • Lexington native, entertainer Bundy to sing National Anthem

    Versatile star of stage, screen and country music radio Laura Bell Bundy will honor America when she sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the green flag waves for Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 on Saturday, June 30. 

  • Michael Waltrip Racing, Aaron’s to honor UK men’s basketball championship at QS 400 race weekend

    SPARTA, Ky. – Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and sponsor Aaron’s, Inc., will honor the 2011-12 University of Kentucky NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship during Kentucky Speedway’s June 28-30 Quaker State 400 tripleheader weekend by racing a special paint scheme on No. 55 “Dream Machine” driven by Kentuckian Michael Waltrip and placing the Wildcats’ National Championship trophy on display for fans throughout the weekend.

  • Sanders man found after 9-hour search

    A Valley Haven Nursing Home resident who had walked away from the facility was found by a member of the Sanders Fire Department on June 3. The 71-year-old man was found unharmed.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Cable said the man left Valley Haven at approximately 11:30 a.m., and Clay was dispatched to Sanders at 1 p.m. He conducted an immediate search of the area and then asked Carroll County Rescue and Sanders Fire Department to respond.

  • Chamber, Kroger, Walmart host NASCAR events

    NASCAR fans with a taste for racing won’t go hungry in Carroll County this week.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and stores such as Kroger and Walmart will serve up a buffet full of racing-themed activities, and fans can go back for more Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    All of the events are part of the fanfare leading up to Saturday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

    It all kicks off Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the Kroger store on Hwy. 227.

  • Tearin’ down the house
  • Sweet Music
  • Ghent lawsuit could go to mediation in September

    A proposed settlement to the lawsuit filed in November in Carroll County Circuit Court by Ghent residents Gary and Cheryl Nohner against the city of Ghent and several city officials has been declined.

    In addition to the city of Ghent, the suit names as defendants  the Ghent Board of Zoning Adjustment; Mayor William Mumphrey; and Planning and Zoning Commissioners David Hendren, Karen Browning and Caroline Reisner. Mumphrey, Hendren, Browning and Reisner are named as defendants in both their official capacities with the city and as individuals.

  • Hayley Franklin vies for Miss Kentucky crown

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    This year’s Miss Kentucky just might come from Carroll County.

    Hayley Franklin is well-known for her pageant work all over the region and the state, and this July she will be competing for the crown of Miss Kentucky 2012. She will be representing Miss Heart of the East, a title she won this spring.