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Today's News

  • Carroll All-Stars
  • Health district urges caution in extreme heat

    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week and the region being placed in another heat advisory, the Three Rivers District Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

    The following tips can help local residents remain safe during the hot weather:

    • Drink plenty of fluids. Individuals will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.

  • Widening of Park Avenue delayed

    Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday that a state project to widen Park Avenue for a turn lane from Fisher Avenue southbound to the Carroll County High School entrance is on hold.

    He said he was informed of the decision by state Transportation Cabinet officials, who said the state is having problems getting the right-of-ways needed for the expansion.

    As a result, Park Avenue was paved last weekend. That project was bid last year, but put on hold because of the expansion.

  • Council discusses lack of fireworks

    Councilman Larry Morgan informed Carrollton City Council at its meeting July 11 that some concerned citizens had contacted him about the lack of fireworks at General Butler State Resort Park for Fourth of July this year.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said the state stopped funding fireworks at the state parks two years ago. At that time, Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism had the available funds to foot the bill. Councilman Mike Gordon said last year, the city and county split the bill and the tourism office covered what was not paid for.

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming back to The News-Democrat

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, The News-Democrat will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside The News-Democrat each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • KSP, state board investigating Trimble County track coach

    A Trimble County track/cross-country coach has been suspended with pay by Superintendent Marcia Dunaway.

    Dunaway informed Jeff Vincent in a letter dated June 20 of the suspension. The Trimble Banner obtained a copy of the letter in accordance with the state’s Open Records law.

    “During your suspension, you are not to be on School District property except at my specific direction, or have contact with any School District staff or students,” the letter states.

  • Welch leaves Butler-Turpin for new adventure

    In 1993, when Carrollton native Evelyn Welch took on the job as manager of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House, she wrote up a “bucket list” of things she wanted to accomplish for the museum, located inside the 11th Street entrance of General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of July 20, 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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 13-14, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Carrollton Wifi moves ahead following several delays

    The city of Carrollton continues to work on implementing its citywide, public wireless Internet, or Wifi, project.

    Mayor Gene McMurry expressed his frustration with both the project and the company installing the Internet, Powered On, with city council at the Monday, July 11 meeting. The project, which council approved at the April 11 meeting, was to be completed in June.

  • Why wait ‘til it’s too late?

    Many people pre-plan their funerals, paying in advance for burial plots and headstones.

    Charles French has gone at least one step further – not only did he design and commission the creation of elaborate headstones for himself and his mother, he has had them installed in front of his home in the 900 block of Highland Avenue so that he can enjoy them before they are put to their intended use.