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Today's News

  • McGlennen indicted in escape from Shaw during May 2 arrest

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after allegedly escaping May 2 from a Carroll County deputy sheriff.

    While in Owen County, Patrick W. McGlennen, 21, was being arrested by officers of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on a felony theft warrant from Carroll County. 

  • Carrollton city cleanup scheduled June 11

    The city of Carrollton and Rumpke are co-sponsoring a citywide cleanup on Saturday, June 11.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said elderly or disabled citizens who need assistance getting their waste materials from in or around their house to the curb can call the mayor’s office at (502) 732-7051 beginning Wednesday, June 8. The service is free to city residents.

    Inmates from the Carroll County Detention Center will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday to assist in the cleanup.

  • State files with ABC for parks

    State officials are moving forward with a plan to establish alcohol sales at four Kentucky state parks, including General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

    Also included in the plan are Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonburg and John James Audubon State Park in Henderson.

  • RV park groundbreaking to be held this Thursday

    Now that the bid has been awarded to Ohio Valley Asphalt, the Two Rivers RV Park will finally get under way.

    The city, OVA and architectural firm Lose & Associates will be holding a pre-construction meeting on May 19. Mayor Gene McMurry said all of the permits are in place. There is one minor glitch involving a small wetland area that the Army Corps of Engineers has labeled on its maps. However, McMurry said he does not think it will be a problem.

  • To Serve and To Protect

    The Carrollton Police Department held a ceremony Friday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery honoring the lives of three Carroll County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty: Former Sheriff Joe E. Robertson, former Police Chief Ronnie Carroll Carter and former Officer William M. Carrico Sr. About 60 family, friends and community members attended.

  • Worthville, Ghent, Westside fight Happy Hollow trailer fire

    No one was injured but two dogs died in a Happy Hollow trailer fire Monday afternoon. The trailer was deemed a total loss by Worthville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Garland Breeden.

    Worthville Fire responded with nine firefighters on the run to 220 Larrys Court. Ghent Fire Protection District and Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded through mutual aid and provided both water and manpower, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • Better revenue helps county offer increases for its workers

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $10.84 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 on first reading at its May 10 meeting. The new budget will be in effect from July 1 to June 30, 2012.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the spending plan is about $24,423 higher than the current budget. “It’s a little bit higher,” he said, noting it’s much like the current year’s budget.

  • Prom photos rekindle memories of special times in our own lives

    Seeing the beautiful pictures of the prom-goers in last week’s News-Democrat prompted some of us who participate in the walking program at the public library every weekday morning to reminisce about our own proms – back in the day.

    I went to high school in Marianna, Fla., a town of about 6,500 in the Panhandle. Our class had about 200 members and one of the reasons we looked forward to our junior year was that it was our year to put on the prom. Our committee planned for months and decorated for days once we had decided on a theme.

  • Carroll tennis teams win NAS tourney

    The Carroll County girls’ and boys’ tennis teams won the North American Stainless tennis tournament held in Carroll County. There were six girls’ teams and three boys’ teams that competed.

  • Horses, military, flooding garner attention for state

    Over the past week or so, Kentucky has gained national attention in not one but three distinct ways.

    The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most obvious, and Saturday’s race more than maintained its reputation as the best two minutes in sports. The day before, meanwhile, Fort Campbell was the fitting location for the nation to pay tribute to those heroic soldiers who brought justice to Osama bin Laden.