Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 23, 2012

    Wednesday, May 23

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.


    Thursday, May 24

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Don’t overcook pork; take a try at pesto pasta


    I so appreciate all of the positive comments regarding the pork rub recipe I gave you a couple of weeks ago.

    It was so funny because the very day I wrote the column, my daughter-in-law called and wanted to know if I had a good recipe for a pork loin. She wanted to fix a nice dinner for my son. However, he was getting a little tired of chicken and he wanted something different. Hence, my recipe came in really handy that day. The results from my son, “delicio.”

  • Three Rivers Gun Club hosts shoot on June 3

    Three Rivers Gun Club, 3041 Hwy 55 in Carrollton is sponsoring a Shotgun Shoot, (50 clay targets), Sunday, June 3, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for 50 targets or Three River Member cost is $10. Tied score at end of regulation 50 targets will result in a 10 shot shoot off to determine the winners. Prizes: high shooter gets return of entry fee or $1 for each shooter whichever is greater. For more information contact Derrick Willis at (502) 525-8724 or Cody Human at (502) 377-6451. Everyone welcome, please park across road from range.

  • Shelby Energy plans annual meeting June 22 as two vie for local seat on the co-op’s board

     Shelby Energy customers are encouraged to attend the electric cooperative’s 75th annual meeting on Friday, June 22, at the Henry County High School in New Castle.

    Cooperatives are unique businesses organized to provide a needed product or service based on the nonprofit principal. There are no stockholders in an electric cooperative. After all expenses have been paid, any remaining money is returned to the customers as capital credits.

  • Carroll County High School Spring Choral Concert

     The Carroll County High School Chorus presented the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School.

    The program included the songs “I Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor, “An American Tribute,” “Africa”, by Toto, and “For Good”, from Wicked.

    The choir consists of 14 members this year. Choir director Mary Ellis Coombs said that the choir members “like what they’re doing, and are proud to be a part of the choir”.

  • Tourism secretary asks Kentuckians to travel in state to boost economy

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      Kentucky’s tourism industry is once again gearing up for the summer travel season. As someone who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, I believe we have many good reasons to be optimistic about 2012.

  • Softball briefs | May 23, 2012

    Carroll beats Shelby

    The Lady Panthers scored one run in the third – off an RBI single by Kelsey Ogden – and two in the sixth – from four errors – to leave Shelby County with a 3-1 win May 10.

    Sarah Hawkins pitched an entire game, striking out five batters and walking just one. Mackenzi Hawkins collected two singles, while Mackenzie Ogden and Kayley Perry also singled.

    Perry pitches no-hitter on senior night

  • Baseball briefs | May 23, 2012

    Trimble beats Carroll 9-4 in NCKC

    Carroll could not pull out the hat trick against Trimble this season, falling 9-4 in the NCKC tournament May 10.

    Raider Jordan Tingle pitched a fantastic game, whiffing 11 Carroll batters. Carroll head coach Josh Mefford said Tingle hit his spots and had his curve ball working well. “It was very deceptive for us.”

    Down 1-0, Trimble scored six runs in the bottom of the third, capped by a grand slam by Dylan Staples.

  • Beach joins N-D for summer internship

    Carroll County native Sarah Beach has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a summer intern.

    Beach, a 2011 Carroll County High School graduate, just completed her freshman year at Western Kentucky University where she is a communications studies major.

    Many local residents will know Beach because of her involvement in activities while at CCHS. She played soccer and tennis, was president of the student body, took part in theater productions and was a member of the academic team.

  • Senate’s balanced postal reform bill is the best solution

     Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.