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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Suspect yet to be caught after stabbing

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police are looking for a Ghent man involved in an alleged stabbing Sunday, July 10.

    A felony warrant for second degree assault has been issued for the arrest of David N. Marlette, 29, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

    “We ask that if anyone sees him, call 911, CPD at (502) 732-6621 or the sheriff’s office at (502) 732-7010,” Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Tuesday. “We ask them not to approach him. He’s aware of the charges.”

  • CCAS hosts yard sale, adoption event July 16

    Carroll County Animal Support is hosting a yard-sale fund-raiser in the parking lot of The Blossom Shop on Hwy. 227 from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Group members also will have adoptable animals on hand for visitors to meet. Call (502) 732-6040 for more information.

  • Carroll County Public Library - July 13, 2011

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136  Court St., Carrollton. (502) 732-7030

    Wednesday, July 13, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, teens welcome; YAH book group, “What Happened to Goodbye,” 4 p.m.

    Thursday, July 14, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.; arts/crafts and cultures, 1:30 p.m.; travel Thursdays, plan a Disney trip, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 15, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game tournament (second day of three), 1-4 p.m.; furry friends sleepover, 6 p.m.

  • Former Carroll resident joins Cincinnati tax-law practice

    Joy L. Hall, formerly of Carroll County, Ky., has Strauss & Troy are as an associate at the firm, which specializes in tax law.

    “Ms. Hall’s professional experience in tax and white-collar criminal defense is a welcome addition to this growing practice-area,” said Strauss & Troy President Jim Heldman.

    Hall brings nearly 10 years of practice to the firm, with a concentration in federal, state and local tax issues, including audits, collection matters and fraud.

    She has expertise in white-collar criminal defense.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - July 13, 2011

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

    Wednesday, July 13:Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:30 a.m.; Health Department presentation, 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, July 14:Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.;  advisory meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 15:Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.;  PACS nutrition, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, July 18:Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Gallatin Health Care presentation, 10 a.m.