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Today's News

  • C’ton rushes flood cleanup

    As the 75th anniversary of the flood of 1937 approaches, The News-Democrat is looking back on this natural disaster. This article appeared in the Thursday, Feb. 18, 1937 issue of The News-Democrat.

     

  • ALS fundraiser set for March 3

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” is planning a fundraising event on March 3 to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.

    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

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  • Area police arrest 30 county residents in drug roundup

    An early morning round-up put 30 Carroll County residents behind bars Wednesday for allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday.

  • Kentucky Speedway to place single race tickets on sale starting Feb. 8

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway will place single race tickets for its five NASCAR races including the June 30 Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” on sale Feb. 8 at 9 a.m., and allow customers to carry coolers in to all events for the first time in speedway history.  

  • Fire department advises families to practice their home escape plans

    Carrollton Fire
    Prevention Office

    Home fires can be scary, especially if they happen while you are sleeping.

    There are simple measures that you and your family can take to protect yourself.

    The most important is practicing E.D.I.T.H. or Exit Drills In The Home. You should practice it frequently with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.

  • New rules adopted for city’s RV park

    Carrollton City Council heard the first reading of the official set of rules and regulations for the new Two Rivers RV Campground at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 2. The second reading of the rules and regulations will be read at the next regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.

    The ordinance, as well as two resolutions also passed at the meeting, named the space the Two Rivers RV Campground, rather than Two Rivers RV Park, which it has been called  since its inception early last year.

  • An evening in with “The King” of NASCAR

    By JIMMY SUPPLEE

    The News-Democrat

    The man known to all racing fans as the King of NASCAR, Richard Petty, came to Belterra Casino Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a Tireside Chat, a question and answer session hosted by the Kentucky Speedway.

  • No suspects after dog shot in city

    A Carrollton family is hoping for answers in the shooting of one of their dogs.

    Margaret Walker of 618 Winslow St. said that, occasionally, her three dogs will escape from the back yard “to see the city.”

    That’s what happened Friday, Feb. 3, but this time when her husband, Charles, went to round up the dogs, he found one of them – Moka – lying on the neighbor’s driveway, unable to move.

    Charles Walker lifted the 45-pound Welsh corgi-mix and took her immediately to their veterinarian, Dr. Mary A. Zink in Bedford.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Feb. 1, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb, 2: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; yoga class, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; story hour, 1:30 p.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.; stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 3: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.