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Today's News

  • Carrollton business expands to Cincinnati, Indianapolis

    Carrollton-based EasyPro Property Services recently announced its second expansion for 2011.


    The company, founded by D.J. Carroll, recently acquired and merged with Nieman’s Landscaping to extend its services into the Cincinnati area, adding more than 100 clients. The merger tripled sales in that market, CEO Carroll said.

  • Have you met ... Hazel Ray

    Adventure, truly, is the spice of Hazel Ray’s life.

    Ray, who was born and raised in Minnesota, lived in Hawaii and California while her late husband, John T. Ray, who originally was from Carroll County, served in the U.S. Navy. The couple moved to Carrollton after John Ray retired.

    “This was his home, and I made it mine,” she said.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records - July 13, 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

  • County to upgrade emergency alert system with grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that will allow it to purchase eight new community outdoor warning sirens and three consoles for Carroll County Dispatch.

    The total cost of the project is $161,920, with federal grants paying for $121,440. A state matching grant will cover $19,430, leaving the county $21,050 to pay for.

  • JCTC graduation
  • City takes steps to rekindle grant program

    A program meant to spur regeneration and economic activity in the Downtown Redevelopment Business District in Carrollton has been overhauled and will soon be put back into effect.

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the revised Enterprise Incentive Program ordinance Monday night.

    Nearly two years ago, former mayor Dwight Louden froze the program because it was not working the way city government wanted it to.

  • Beshear vows to help track tackle traffic issues

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400 – the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at the Sparta, Ky., facility.

  • Busch makes Speedway history
  • Farm Field Day set for Luckhardt farm in Ghent

    Farm Field Day is Tuesday, July 12, at the Bob Luckhardt Farm on Pardue Road in Ghent.

    Signs will be at Sharon Road and Hwy. 47 and at Pardue Road and Sharon Road. The road sign says Purdue Road.

    The day will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a twilight meal.

    Ray Smith, Extension forage specialist, will talk about what was done in seeding clovers this spring and the issues facing our pastures after the drought last year.

  • Blue Star allows military families to visit museums free

    The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce the launch of the second Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 1,300 museums across America. Participating museums offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.