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Today's News

  • 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.

  • NAS check presentation to the CCHS baseball team
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 11, 2011

    Wednesday, May 11

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Public Library holds its Wednesdays @ One program, 1 p.m. This month features a program on Lewis and Clark.

    Bingo is held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

  • ‘Intentional’ conversations with kids can help them process tough issues

    A few weeks ago, severe storms and tornadoes ravaged Alabama. Many people lost their lives; many more lost their homes and more. 

    It was a story that, like the Japanese earthquake, became so up-close and transparent with the aid of technology. Because of the instant access to details, videos, and nearness of current events today, teenagers and children have the potential to be instantly exposed to the same information that adults once had to wait for once every 24 hours on the 6 o’clock news. 

  • Arbor Day