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Today's News

  • Small groups provide guidance, camaraderie, encouragement

    I really anticipate early Saturday mornings. I know that the following awaits me: good coffee, great conversations about life and the Bible, and deep friendships that encourage me as a husband, father and friend.

    No matter how long we gather together over coffee, I walk away strengthened, encouraged and challenged in my own life; for this, I am grateful.

    I am appreciative of what my friends can bring to the table on a Saturday morning, and I hope that the feeling is mutual.

  • Reds game

    The Cincinnati Reds in honor of Dummy Hoy will be presenting a “Give Back Game,” sponsored by Cincinnati Bell, Monday, Aug. 29 at 7:10 p.m., at the Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, in Cincinnati.

    It’s the Phillies vs. the Reds, and mezzanine level tickets are available for $17, deaf community mezzanine level tickets $12. (reg. cost of mezzanine ticket is $24.) For more information call (513) 221-0527. or e-mail kwhitaker@hearingspeechdeaf.org.

  • Fall sports sign-ups and registration

    Soccer registration

    Carroll County Parks and Rec co-ed youth soccer league registration will be held July 18-29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office.

    The league is for children ages 2-11 (as of July 31). Older children may be required to travel. The cost is $25 for an individual, $15 each for additional siblings, and $15 for those under the age of 6.

    Completed registration forms with payment may also be mailed to the following address: Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main St., Carrollton, KY 41008.

  • Winners Circle - July 13, 2011
  • Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

  • Michigan man injured on I-71

    A Michigan man was injured in a single-vehicle incident on I-71 at the 47-mile marker Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb said Donta Yeargin was traveling southbound on I-71 when his vehicle crossed the median and apparently overturned numerous times. Webb said the incident is still under investigation. Yeargin was taken by Air Methods to the hospital. The name of the hospital and Yeargin’s condition is unknown at this time, Webb said.

  • Carrollton business expands to Cincinnati, Indianapolis

    Carrollton-based EasyPro Property Services recently announced its second expansion for 2011.


    The company, founded by D.J. Carroll, recently acquired and merged with Nieman’s Landscaping to extend its services into the Cincinnati area, adding more than 100 clients. The merger tripled sales in that market, CEO Carroll said.

  • Have you met ... Hazel Ray

    Adventure, truly, is the spice of Hazel Ray’s life.

    Ray, who was born and raised in Minnesota, lived in Hawaii and California while her late husband, John T. Ray, who originally was from Carroll County, served in the U.S. Navy. The couple moved to Carrollton after John Ray retired.

    “This was his home, and I made it mine,” she said.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records - July 13, 2011

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The News-
    Democrat do not imply guilt.

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  • County to upgrade emergency alert system with grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that will allow it to purchase eight new community outdoor warning sirens and three consoles for Carroll County Dispatch.

    The total cost of the project is $161,920, with federal grants paying for $121,440. A state matching grant will cover $19,430, leaving the county $21,050 to pay for.