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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of June 29, 2011

    Friday, July 1

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    First Friday on the Courthouse Square features music by Clay Cable, the RiverView Farmers Market and the second Carrollton’s Hottest Dog Contest, 4-7 p.m.

    Monday, July 4
    Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 5

    Kentucky Kruizers meets at 7 p.m. at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Wednesday, July 6

  • Grilling Safety Tips

    According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:

    • Designate the grilling area a “No Play Zone,” keeping kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.

  • Be cautious when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under age 15.

  • Oh Boy! Oberto to defend title at 61st Madison Regatta July 1-3

    This weekend marks the 61st anniversary of Unlimited hydroplane racing in Madison, and race fans will see 12 of the world’s fastest boats vie for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup, the first stop on the six-event 2011 Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series schedule. The hydros will compete on a new, shortened 1.67-mile Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course.

  • Beshear seeks flexibility for No Child Left Behind

    FRANKFORT – Calling state authority and autonomy critical components of education improvement, Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Monday called on the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in public school accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking to replace the public school accountability portions of the federal law with Kentucky’s own model. Kentucky is the first state to request the change.

  • Customer service key to welcoming race fans

    As our region prepares for an unprecedented number of visitors next week for the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, I hope we offer a warm welcome that makes these folks want to come back to Carroll County.

    Nearly a year ago, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carrollton Main Street Program teamed up to offer Shining STAR training to help us prepare for the week ahead. This customer service program focusing on service, training, achievement and recognition was developed by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

  • English School reunion

    Third Annual English School reunion/bizarre, English, Ky. will be held Oct 1. Setup fee for each booth is $15 and must be in by July 1. Arts and crafts, handmade items only will be featured. Any questions please call (502) 732-5332 or (502) 741-2907 or website: www.schoolhouse1929.com.

  • Carroll County Public Library - June 29, 2011

    Friday, July 1, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carrollton Main Street, First Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Monday, July 4, Closed for holiday.

    Tuesday, July 5, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 6, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays 10-noon, teens welcome; Legos at the library, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 29, 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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