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Today's News

  • Fighting for our freedom: Community salutes veterans

    Echoes. The percussion of a single artillery field piece being discharged 21 times reverberated from the point of origin at Carrollton’s Point Park down the hills and hollows of the Ohio River valley. The plaintive echo of twin trumpets sending up the evening salute of “Taps” in the fading twilight brought to a somber end an evening of reflection and tribute to local veterans of military service.

  • Speedway manager: Prepare for impact on area economy

    Communities in close regional proximity to the Kentucky Speedway need to begin bracing for the economic impact of next July’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
    That was the message expressed by Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger during a media day at the track last week. Ticket sales are already “way up” over previous years, he said, and the Cup race is still eight months away.

  • Kentucky Speedway bustling to prepare for Sprint Cup

    An exhaustive construction effort is underway at Kentucky Speedway to get ready for next July’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the track.
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced in August that the Gallatin County facility had been awarded a July 9 date on the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule. SMI owns the track that has hosted the Indy Racing League and NASCAR’s Nationwide and trucks series since 2001.

  • Feeding the hungry

        A combination of the downturn of our economy, poor farming conditions and serious illnesses has resulted in an increase of people in Carroll County being in need of food assistance this year.

    About 80 percent of the items in the community food pantry, located in the basement of St. John’s Catholic Church, are collected during the Scouting for Food drive. This year’s drive could not come soon enough.

  • Back at camp

    It was a day filled with hugs, laughter, smiles and tears as longtime campers, counselors and staff gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion at Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc Saturday.

    More than 200 visitors signed the guest register, according to longtime camp employee Sue Marsh. Past camper Lisa Miller came with her family from Kansas City, Mo. Past counselors traveled from all over Kentucky and Indiana—Stacey Lehrer came all the way from Rhode Island—to enjoy the reunion.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS

    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, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Six stabbed, injured during Saturday fight in Bedford

    By PHILLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Landmark News Service
    Six people were injured in a fracas Saturday that allegedly began as a verbal argument at a Bedford party and escalated when one of the guests pulled a knife and then a sawed-off shotgun on several others.

  • CHURCH BRIEFS

    Revival to be held at Wesleyan church
    Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street in Carrollton, will hold a revival Nov. 11-14. John Coffey will serve as the evangelist, with singers Rick and Jodi Mahoney. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship services at 10:30 a.m. Evening services on Sunday are at 6 p.m. Pastor Johnny Haynes and his congregation invite everyone to attend.
    Bethlehem program planned for Dec. 2-4

  • Church: Why bother? How to address this with teens

    A few weeks ago my youngest daughter came home for a quick visit on her way to a wedding and a football game.
    At 27, she has long outgrown her terrible teen years, although she still has a bit of an edge. That’s just Laura.
    When she was 14 or 15 she was into a grunge stage, very Kurt Cobain-Pearl Jam-Stone Temple Pilots. She’d wear pants big enough to fit two sumo wrestlers and heavy, bump-toe combat boots — to church. Hey, I was just glad she came to church back then and I wasn’t about to quibble over what she wore.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 10
    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.
    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Carroll County Public Library holds its Wednesday @ One program featuring songs of Mark Twain with Judy Cook.
    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.