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Today's News

  • Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

  • Michigan man injured on I-71

    A Michigan man was injured in a single-vehicle incident on I-71 at the 47-mile marker Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb said Donta Yeargin was traveling southbound on I-71 when his vehicle crossed the median and apparently overturned numerous times. Webb said the incident is still under investigation. Yeargin was taken by Air Methods to the hospital. The name of the hospital and Yeargin’s condition is unknown at this time, Webb said.

  • 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.

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  • 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