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Today's News

  • Apostolic church plans Christmas bazaar

    First Apostolic Church will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton. Gifts, crafts, candy and baked goods will be available.

  • Keeton hosts unveiling of new cookbook Nov. 18 at Butler Park

    Local chef Shawn Keeton will be hosting the grand unveiling of his new cookbook “Keeton in the Kitchen” on Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. This will be the first opportunity for people to purchase a copy of the book locally and also have it signed by Keeton. The event is free and open to the public, and local and state dignitaries will also be present. Light refreshments will be served.

  • This week @ the library 11-17-10

    Wednesday, Nov. 17: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Thursday Nov. 18: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, ages 18 months and up, 10 a.m.; story hour, ages 3 ½ to 6 years, 1:30 p.m.; GED and homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6:30 p.m.; stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 19: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; jam session, 3:30-5 p.m.

    Saturday Nov. 20: Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; magic tournament 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 22: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fourth Monday Book Group, “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt,” noon.

  • Froman club learns about Wilderness Trail

    Members of the Caby M. Froman Club met Friday, Nov. 5 in the Burley Room of General Butler State Park.  President Sandra Thomas served as hostess for the event.

    President Thomas began the meeting with readings of the season.  These included “The Corn Row” by John Greenleaf Whittier and “An Old-Time Autumn” by Nat Campbell.

  • Operation Christmas collection underway

    First Baptist Church is bringing Christmas cheer to Carrollton as it prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child.  Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.

  • Here is a turkey recipe to use for a tasty bird

    Let’s talk turkey. After all, it is only one week until Thanksgiving and we all should have started on our menu plans by now.

    We are heading to Indianapolis for a wonderful family Thanksgiving. A family tradition that has continued on; mostly we are just cousins, but we have kept it going since our parents have all passed on.  I think this is a real tribute to what our grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles instilled in us; keep it going. Now that our own families are growing, it’s a little harder, but we do the best we can.

  • Four injured in wreck Friday

    Four Carroll County residents were flown to area hospitals by StatFlight helicopter with serious injuries sustained after they were ejected from a vehicle involved in a one-car wreck at 9:06 p.m. Friday. None of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

  • Economy is showing improvement

    It’s still early, but Kentucky’s economy is starting to show some solid signs of recovery.

    Late last month, for example, the state’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported that September’s unemployment rates were down in 95 of our 120 counties when compared to September 2009.

    The Cabinet for Economic Development, meanwhile, says that, from the start of the year through September, dozens of companies across the Commonwealth had announced more than $1.13 billion in expansions that are projected to generate 6,600 jobs.

  • City prepares to hire new police officer to replace Jamie Kinman

    Carrollton Police Department is looking to hire an already trained officer to fill the spot left by Officer Jamie Kinman, who will take office as the Carroll County Sheriff in January.
    According to the advertisement that ran in last week’s News-Democrat, applicants must be a certified police officer in the State of Kentucky, have completed the Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Academy and have a current POPS certificate. The deadline for applications is Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

  • City, county must take action to capitalize on community's potential

       If there is one thing that everyone agrees on, it’s that Carrollton and Carroll County have lots of potential.

    Those of us who have moved here in the past decade have heard this repeatedly. We’re not alone, because life-long residents have heard this throughout their lives.

    Why do people say we have this potential?

    It only takes a few minutes to come up with an impressive list of the items that make this the point of agreement.