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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 17, 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

  • Time Warner Cable to buy Insight for $3 billion

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald Leader

    National cable giant Time Warner Cable, which operates in many areas in Central Kentucky, announced Monday that it will acquire Insight Communications, the largest cable operator in Kentucky, in a $3 billion deal.

    Many in the industry have long expected the deal, given that Insight’s operations are so close geographically to some of Time Warner Cable’s and that Insight’s ownership shopped the company around in 2007.

  • River Valley Winery earns Indy bronze medals

    River Valley Winery won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Carroll County winery was one of eleven earning awards at the event.

    River Valley, located on Mound Hill Road, received bronze medals for its Cayuga White and Loretto wines.

  • City-owned house demolished
  • Sprite to aid school parks

    Summer is over, but Sprite is working to help students swing back into the school year with newly refurbished recreational spaces.

    The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program is giving local schools nationwide the opportunity to spruce up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit and be refreshed all school year long.

  • Board selects cheaper Cartmell drainage solution

    An above-ground drainage option at Cartmell Elementary School won Carroll County Board of Education’s approval Thursday night.

    During the meeting at Carroll County Middle School, John Gilbert of Ross Tarrant Associates updated board members on the two drainage proposals on the table before they selected the less expensive option.

  • Field day brings information to local farmers

    The Four Mile Creek Outdoor Classroom was the setting Aug. 10 for Carroll County Conservation District’s first field day.

    A group of 30 people, mostly local farmers, turned out for information on the topics of water quality, forest management and stream crossings, as well as an equipment demonstration.

    Conservation chairman David Rowlett opened the event by introducing the first speaker, Amanda Gumbert, the water-quality liaison for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.

  • RV changes prompt city to seek new project bids

    Due to significant changes to the plans for the Two Rivers RV Park bathhouse and pavilion, the projects will be re-bid separately. The new bid advertisement will be published in The News-Democrat Aug. 24 and run for two weeks. The pre-bid meeting will occur during the third week, with the bid opening the fourth week.

    The city of Carrollton received only one bid on the project previously from KEVCO Construction LLC for $439,000, which exceeded the funds budgeted, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

  • Program to build on Rachel’s legacy

    Carroll County middle and high school students will kick off their second year of participation in Rachel’s Challenge Aug. 31.

    Program coordinator Tammy Welch said this year’s program encourages these students “to recognize their full potential and significance in life along with how to create their own legacy.”

    She said the basis for the program is to teach our youth to be kind to others.

  • Church sets Aug. 13 camp

    Cove Hill Baptist Church, 4751 Mound Hill Road will host a one-day church camp on Saturday, Aug. 13.

    Children 4-12 are invited to spend the day learning about God’s simple plan of salvation through Bible study, games and crafts from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Children age 13-plus are invited to join us at 5 p.m. for a hayride and cookout following.

    For more information or transportation call Pastor Joe at (502) 347-9987, Ron Banks (502) 732-6211 or Donelda Green (502) 732-4853.