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Today's News

  • City-owned house demolished
  • Sprite to aid school parks

    Summer is over, but Sprite is working to help students swing back into the school year with newly refurbished recreational spaces.

    The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program is giving local schools nationwide the opportunity to spruce up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit and be refreshed all school year long.

  • Board selects cheaper Cartmell drainage solution

    An above-ground drainage option at Cartmell Elementary School won Carroll County Board of Education’s approval Thursday night.

    During the meeting at Carroll County Middle School, John Gilbert of Ross Tarrant Associates updated board members on the two drainage proposals on the table before they selected the less expensive option.

  • Field day brings information to local farmers

    The Four Mile Creek Outdoor Classroom was the setting Aug. 10 for Carroll County Conservation District’s first field day.

    A group of 30 people, mostly local farmers, turned out for information on the topics of water quality, forest management and stream crossings, as well as an equipment demonstration.

    Conservation chairman David Rowlett opened the event by introducing the first speaker, Amanda Gumbert, the water-quality liaison for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.

  • RV changes prompt city to seek new project bids

    Due to significant changes to the plans for the Two Rivers RV Park bathhouse and pavilion, the projects will be re-bid separately. The new bid advertisement will be published in The News-Democrat Aug. 24 and run for two weeks. The pre-bid meeting will occur during the third week, with the bid opening the fourth week.

    The city of Carrollton received only one bid on the project previously from KEVCO Construction LLC for $439,000, which exceeded the funds budgeted, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

  • Program to build on Rachel’s legacy

    Carroll County middle and high school students will kick off their second year of participation in Rachel’s Challenge Aug. 31.

    Program coordinator Tammy Welch said this year’s program encourages these students “to recognize their full potential and significance in life along with how to create their own legacy.”

    She said the basis for the program is to teach our youth to be kind to others.

  • Church sets Aug. 13 camp

    Cove Hill Baptist Church, 4751 Mound Hill Road will host a one-day church camp on Saturday, Aug. 13.

    Children 4-12 are invited to spend the day learning about God’s simple plan of salvation through Bible study, games and crafts from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Children age 13-plus are invited to join us at 5 p.m. for a hayride and cookout following.

    For more information or transportation call Pastor Joe at (502) 347-9987, Ron Banks (502) 732-6211 or Donelda Green (502) 732-4853.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 10, 2011

    The following programs will be held at Carroll County Public Library, 122 Court Street:

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon; Wednesday at one, Steve Flairty, 1 p.m.


    Thursday, Aug. 11, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.


    Friday, Aug. 12, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.

  • Summer Camp
  • Meadows, Wise welcome son

    Laura Meadows and Bryan Wise of Carrollton announce the birth of their son, Bryan Matthew Wise II, born Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Baptist Hospital North East in La Grange, Ky. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Justin and Lori Meadows of Carrollton and  maternal great-grandparents are Junior and Donna Welch of Carrollton.

    Paternal grandparents are Bobby Wise of Trimble County and Paula Wise of Carrollton.