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Today's News

  • Thrills and Chills
  • Relay for Life event Friday, Saturday

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The 2012 edition of Carroll County’s Relay for Life will feature new events, including a Red Solo Cup architecture contest and a live auction. Relay will be held June 15 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Carroll County fairgrounds.

    Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m., during which the Pentecostals of Carrollton group will be singing.

  • Have you met ... Tom Turner

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Have you met Tom Turner? If you have, you may not recognize him, now. No one else does.

    The 66-year-old former welding teacher at the Carroll County Area Technology Center recently lost 270 pounds. He is a man of many talents, who not only enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and cooking, but was also an accomplished ballroom dancer for years.

    Tom taught at the vocational school from 1987 until he retired in 2003. He moved back to Carrollton in December.

  • Council: No long-term stays for now

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday night to table its discussion on long-term, off-season camping at the Two Rivers Campground until a later date.

    Instead, council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2012-23 amending the campground rates without it. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilman Larry Morgan absent. The second reading will be held June 25.

  • HVAC estimates high, road projects to be bid

    Bids for replacing the heating and cooling system at the old Carroll County Courthouse came in above what officials had estimated, while those for electrical upgrades for the historic building were in line with their expectations.

    This assessment came from county Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson at Friday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Poker run in Gividen’s memory a success

     Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club would like to express its gratitude to the following people and groups for their participation and assistance in the poker run in memory of Mike Gividen on June 2.

    We had 57 motorcycles and 10 cars ride in the event that lasted about two hours, beginning and ending at Herb Kinman Chevrolet. The benefit raised funds to be donated to the Carrollton Lions Club.

  • Auditor right to focus on spending by special districts

     From the Lexington Herald-Leader

     

    Kentucky has 43 different kinds of special districts collecting taxes or fees to provide a variety of public services that, while not quite running the gamut from A to Z, at least go from A to W — ambulance service to watershed conservancy, air pollution control to waste management.

    Some of the more familiar types deal with water and sewer services, libraries, hospitals, mass transit, airports and riverports.

  • Muddy Good Time!

    About 1100 people competed in the Mudathon held at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday.

  • The faces of Carroll County Idol at the fair

     Fifteen contestants will compete Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Carroll County Fairgrounds for the title of Carroll County Idol. There are three levels of competition that the contestants must complete to win. Those particpating include: Jeanie Rider, Kaitlyn Rider, Tim Corley, Sarah Beach, Tara Harsin, Kaleb Nab, Kiana Benhoff, Connor Dermon, Hannah Cain, Andrea Williams, Vanessa Birchfield, James Chaffins, Mindy Snyder, Chris Russell and Sarah Hawkins. Brandon Stewart will host the event, sponsored by Carroll County Fair Board and organized by Melanie Stewart.

  • Local Christian group releases new music

     Local Christian music recording artists The Infinite Realm have announced the release of their latest CD album, entitled “Healing.” The new release is the fifth recording to be released by “The Realm” during their four-decades-long career.