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Today's News

  • Moisture, heat can lead to hay bale fires

    Hay bale or barn fires can be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moistures and temperatures are monitored of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, monitor the hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • 4-H horse program garners state awards

    The objectives of the Kentucky 4-H Horse Program are to provide a means for 4-H members to:

    • Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship and other desirable traits of character.

    • Be better prepared for citizenship responsibilities through working in groups and supporting horse projects and activities.

    • Promote a greater love for animals and a humane treatment toward them.

    • Experience the pride of working with a horse, or pony and being responsible for its management and welfare.

  • Public Records | July 13, 2017

    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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 5-6, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk

    presiding.

  • Senior Calendar | July 13, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton.

    Thursday, July 13: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; nutrition education Carroll County cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; Ruwe Pharmacy/free blood pressure and sugar che3cks, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 13, 2017

    National Ice Cream Day, Monday, July 17, stop in at the library for a free ice cream sandwich or frozen treat, all day! When School’s out, Shakespeare’s in! Explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design and more! This one week camp will result in a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Camp Shakespeare will be held July 17-21 every afternoon from 1-4 p.m., Sign-up now please. National Ice Cream Day! Monday July 17

  • Bell spins, wins Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

    Christopher Bell earned his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and fifth of his career early Friday by holding off Brandon Jones in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The 22-year-old overcame a spin early in the race and led the final 37 laps in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

  • Busch repeats as Alsco 300 winner

    By KEVIN KELLY

    The Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. 

    A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch started from the pole and led the final 33 laps.

  • Truex Jr. survives late restart to win QS400

    Martin Truex Jr. had the dominant car in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday, July 8, at Kentucky Speedway.

    “I think this was probably the best car I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. “I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”

  • Paving list finalized; dispatch supervisor position approved

    Five city streets and three alleys have been included in the 2017-2018 paving list. Carrollton City Council approved the final list at its meeting July 10. Mayor Robb Adams said he would contact Ohio Valley Asphalt the following day and get a start date.

  • Cyber policy now covers clerks’ office

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh asked Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday to include her office under the county’s policy on preventing a data breach.

    The fact that the clerks’ office wasn’t covered by the policy in the county policy manual came to light during a routine annual state audit.