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Today's News

  • Hornback becomes state senator for Carroll under redistricting plan

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.

    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Sen. Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.

  • Champions group works to address epidemic of drugs

    As Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator and after being involved with the coalition since 2006, it amazes me the number of people that still do not know about this wonderful organization or exactly what it is we do.

    “I don’t think people know what Champions is,” Carroll County Middle School Principal Dana Oak said. Sadly, I think she’s right.

  • Hope and help for the hugging averse at church

    Confession: I really, really, really hate to admit this but there’s a certain part of any church service that I dread — the “turn around and greet those around you” part.

    If you ask my sister what’s up with that she’ll tell you it’s because I’m “people intolerant.” She’s lactose intolerant — I’m people intolerant.

    She’s kidding. Sort of.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Aug. 28, 2013

    Wednesday, Aug. 28

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Thursday, Aug. 29

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Aug. 30

  • Hymn sing planned for Hickory Grove

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.

  • Prestonville city attorney resigns; tax rate set

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Alecia Gamm-Hubbard, city attorney for Prestonville, is leaving the post as of Sept. 19.

    Hubbard announced her resignation, effective Sept. 19, at the regular city commission meeting Aug. 19. 

    In a prepared statement, she cited “too many obligations” as her reason for leaving. “I believe we have accomplished a lot,” Hubbard told the commissioners. She said she did not want them to “feel abandoned.”

  • Rep. Massie’s Town Hall covers variety of issues

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    “If you want your opinion heard in Washington, call your Congressman.”

    That statement was one of many messages Kentucky’s 4th District Representative Thomas Massie strongly emphasized during a Town Hall meeting Thursday at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Water leak floods areas of JCTC campus in Carrollton

    A water leak discovered Monday morning at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus on Main Street caused a few headaches but no apparent major damage to the three-story building at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.

  • Finally Open!

    Those who have had to make the trek between Carrollton and Milton regularly using the Locust Road-Fairview Heights-Hunters Heights detour likely rejoiced Saturday, Aug. 24, when they discovered the new Locust Creek Bridge on Hwy. 36 West finally was reopened to traffic.

    The road had been closed since March 11. According to the contract between Judy Construction of Cynthiana and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6, the bridge was to reopen June 8 and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • Summer credit recovery a success, district wins grant

    Students took advantage of an opportunity to earn credits over the summer at the Center for Accelerated Learning, the site of the recent Carroll County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 22.

    “Mr. (Jeffery) Root has taken this ball and run with it,” Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said. “He has done an exceptional job of getting this off the ground.”