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Today's News

  • Friday is entry day for exhibits at Carroll County Fair

    The Carroll County Fair is June 7-15 and the Carroll County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service is getting ready for it.

    We encourage all residents to exhibit items you have made, grown and created so we can showcase the wonderful talents of our Carroll County residents in the exhibit trailer and at the livestock shows. 

    The fair catalog providing all exhibit guidelines and rules is available at the Carroll County Extension Service office and The News-Democrat.

  • Carrollton Village gets $7.57 million renovation

    A recently completed renovation at the Carrollton Village apartment complex, located off of Highland Avenue across from Park Lanes shopping center, involved far more than just new paint and carpeting.

    The $7.57 million project included replacing doors, windows and heating/air conditioning units and installing low-flow faucets and toilets to make the 80 units more energy efficient. Each unit is now fully accessible to handicapped residents and visitors.

  • Friday fires strike businesses, homes

    ­Friday afternoon, May 31, was a busy one for firefighters in the city of Carrollton.

    They were first called to a fire at Michael Sherman’s dental office, 519 Highland Ave., above Cornerstone Floral. That was followed by a kitchen fire on Third Street and a lightening strike that knocked a tree onto power lines and sent an electrical surge through a Highland Avenue home, filling it with smoke.

    The first fire call has closed Sherman’s office and left Cornerstone Floral handling its orders by telephone.

  • Hwy. 36 headaches to continue until July 3

    Weather and broken equipment both played a role in delaying the completion of the new bridge over Locust Creek on Hwy. 36 – and headaches for everyone involved, particularly anyone commuting between Carrollton and Milton.

    The new bridge and realigned approaches and roadway were supposed to be finished this week, but officials don’t expect the bridge to reopen now until July 3.

  • Carroll donations delivered to Oklahoma tornado victims

    It took about 72 hours to drive the 1,800 miles round trip to drop off a truckload of donations from Carroll County residents to those affected by a deadly tornado that cut a swath through Moore, Okla., two weeks ago.

    But it was well worth it – even the part where Tish and Harry Hatton had to drive their vehicles through a severe hail storm Friday night near Saint Louis, where another tornado also touched down.

  • New bridge opens to traffic Monday night

    Local motorists are enjoying the wide expanse of the new Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, which opened to traffic about 9:37 p.m. Monday.

    The transition of traffic from the narrow 1929-vintage span to the new replacement span in its temporary location atop temporary piers came with a lot of fanfare as motorists on both sides of the river waited in queue for the opportunity to be among the first to cross.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of May 29, 2013

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, May 29: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, May 30: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 31: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, noon.

    Monday, June 3: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; Gentivia health presentation, 10 a.m.; TOPPS, 4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | May 29, 2013

    Wednesday, May 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, May 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Cardio Vascular Van, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., call (859) 301-9355 for an appointment; Music Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden (age six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 31: Friday, May 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; teen movie, “Beautiful Creatures”, rated PG-13, 1 p.m.; paper mace bowl, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Harris named to national group

    Senate President Robert Stivers recently appointed Sen. Ernie Harris, R-Crestwood, to the Council of State Governments’ Transportation Public Policy Committee.  CSG, a national organization based out of Lexington encourages multi-state problem solving, develops leadership skills, and fosters collaboration among all three branches of state government.

  • Honored at CCMH

    Steve Hunt has been named Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s April employee of the month.  Hunt has been with the hospital for 36 years in the maintenance department.  In honoring him, he is credited for being “a hard worker and always pleasant to everyone he comes in contact with.”