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Today's News

  • $1.6 million in pledges so far for new JCTC building

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A night of reminiscing about the early days when Jefferson Community and Technical College first came to Carrollton ended with $1.6 million pledge toward the $4 million building project.

    The campaign contributions were announced during a kickoff event Thursday, June 26, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • N.Ky. man arrested for robbery at U.S. Bank

    An Independence, Ky., man was arrested and charged in connection with the bank robbery at Carrollton’s U.S. Bank in June, as well as others in Louisville, Lexington and La Grange. 

    William G. Grubbs Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, by the Carrollton Police Department and is lodged at the Kenton County Detention Center.

  • Dermon wins Carrollton Idol
  • New downtown Carrollton art gallery to feature local artists, offer art classes

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A new art gallery is set to open this week in downtown Carrollton, fulfilling a dream for one woman of allowing people to learn techniques and to help aspiring artists get the gallery experience of a lifetime.

    Sharon Graves, owner of River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio, said the gallery will have its formal ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday, July 9. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

  • Registration for Parks and Rec soccer July 14-25

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will hold youth soccer registration July 14-25 (Monday through Friday) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its office, located on the third floor of the downtown courthouse. Completed forms also can be mailed with payment to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main Street, Carrollton, KY 41008. The program is for children ages 2-11 as of July 31. Older children may be required to travel. The fee is $25 per person and $15 for each additional sibling. The cost for U4 and U6 (children ages 2-5) is $15.

  • CCHS youth soccer camp July 21-25

    Carroll County High School soccer will host a youth camp July 21-25 at the county park soccer fields along Ladder Lane. Camp will be held for U4 and U5 children from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and for six year olds through eighth grade from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The cost for U4 and U5 is $15 and $25 for the older campers.

    For the older children, the first hour of camp will cover fundamentals like dribbling and passing. The second hour will feature situational play and one-on-one, two-on-two, and in the last hour, the children will break into teams and scrimmage.

  • Keselowski wins QS400 for second time in three years

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second Quaker State 400 victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Readers at the Speedway
  • EKU Student News | July 3, 2014

    Two receive degrees in May from EKU

    Two local students were among the 1,707 graduates Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester.

    Graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.

    Local EKU graduates include the following:

    Ethan Thomas Manley, Carrollton, who received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

    Eric Lee Muncie, Milton, specialist masters degree in school psychology.

    EKU announces spring 2014 President’s List

  • Lesson of the seed offers perspective on busy lives

    People today are so busy! So much time is spent running here and there. Though sometimes it can’t be helped, there are moments when our rushing is far more of a detriment than we realize.