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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of June 27, 2012

    Wednesday, June 27

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Race Fest is held in downtown Carrollton from 6-10 p.m. featuring live music, racing-themed activities and more.

  • Carroll County Special Olympics track results
  • Fast Facts with Scott Allnutt

    • Born and raised in Owen County

    • Resides in Owen County with his wife of 26 years, Tracy

    • Has three children and three grandchildren

    • Graduated from Owen County High School and attended night classes at Kentucky State University and Northern Kentucky University

    • Worked in construction for more than 25 years

    • Served as certified home inspector and building inspector in Owen County for eight years before coming to Carrollton

  • New section of Milton-Madison Bridge lifted onto temporary piers this week

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Lift preparations were still under way at press time Tuesday in anticipation of “strand-jacking” the first truss section of the new Milton-Madison Bridge onto its temporary piers.

    The procedure began early Monday when, with the assistance of several tug boats, the 600-foot span, constructed on barges docked on the Milton side of the Ohio River, was floated from the shoreline to the base of the temporary piers, downstream of the existing bridge.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 27, 2012

    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 Amish: keeping life simple

    By Brad Bowman

    Landmark News Service

    Amos and David Troyer’s family want to live the old-fashioned way. Not just because they are Amish, but because they want to keep life simple.

    Buggies frequently travel U.S. 421 and along the back roadways in Henry County. They are just as much a part of our rural landscape as tractors and hay wagons. The Amish are often seen, but, as a people, are not always heard.

  • Country artists LoCash Cowboys to perform free concert Saturday at Kentucky Speedway

    SPARTA, Ky. – Dynamic Bud Light country music entertainers LoCash Cowboys will amp up Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NCSCS) “Quaker State 400” race day energy when they storm the Budweiser Stage for a free concert on the concourse at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 30.

  • Lexington native, entertainer Bundy to sing National Anthem

    Versatile star of stage, screen and country music radio Laura Bell Bundy will honor America when she sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the green flag waves for Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 on Saturday, June 30. 

  • Michael Waltrip Racing, Aaron’s to honor UK men’s basketball championship at QS 400 race weekend

    SPARTA, Ky. – Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and sponsor Aaron’s, Inc., will honor the 2011-12 University of Kentucky NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship during Kentucky Speedway’s June 28-30 Quaker State 400 tripleheader weekend by racing a special paint scheme on No. 55 “Dream Machine” driven by Kentuckian Michael Waltrip and placing the Wildcats’ National Championship trophy on display for fans throughout the weekend.

  • Sanders man found after 9-hour search

    A Valley Haven Nursing Home resident who had walked away from the facility was found by a member of the Sanders Fire Department on June 3. The 71-year-old man was found unharmed.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Cable said the man left Valley Haven at approximately 11:30 a.m., and Clay was dispatched to Sanders at 1 p.m. He conducted an immediate search of the area and then asked Carroll County Rescue and Sanders Fire Department to respond.