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Today's News

  • Jan. 24 workshop shows how to grow the perfect tomato

    Have you ever grown the perfect tomato? Have you come close to growing a perfect tomato?

    Next Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office there will be a workshop on growing the perfect tomato. Tim Coolong, Extension vegetable production specialist, will be presenting a program on growing the perfect tomato. When Tim and I were talking about the topic he said he didn’t think he had ever grown a perfect tomato but was sure he could talk about how to do it.

  • Park Trails group seeks funding for project’s next phase

    Carroll County will apply for a Land/Water Conservation Fund grant to help fund Phase II of the Park-to-Park Trails Project.


    Organizers envision connecting 18 miles of continuous recreational trails between Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. The first phase of the project is in the development stage with help from consultants Lose and Associates Inc., a landscaping architectural firm based in Nashville, Tenn. and Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • City acquires Owenton municipal natural gas system

    The city of Carrollton through Carrollton Utilities entered an asset purchase and franchise agreement to acquire the entire assets of the Owenton municipal natural gas system.


    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-01 and 2011-02 allowing Mayor Gene McMurry to sign the agreement and the bill of sale. Previously, Carrollton Utilities operated the gas system. As a result, it now both owns and operates it, according to Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne.

  • Healthy weight week is chance to begin making changes

    Jan. 16-22 is Healthy Weight Week promoting healthy lifestyles for kids and adults. This week is to encourage regular activity and eating right meant to help us develop healthy habits for our entire lifetime.

    What are some key points toward healthy lifetime habits? Just looking at common behaviors in our high speed society can answer this.

  • Carroll County District Court

    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, Jan. 12 and 13, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Swearing in city officials
  • Fiscal Court briefs Jan. 11, 2011

    Traffic light wins state approval

  • Fire damages home in English

    Volunteer firefighters from several area fire departments responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Old Gigal Road near English Tuesday afternoon.


    The fire was in the two-story frame home of Buster and Frances Wyman, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The Wymans were not at home at the time of the fire, Kinman said.

  • Council approved resolution to authorize Marsh to collect delinquent taxes for city and county

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-03, which authorizes City Attorney Nick Marsh to file suit against any person owing delinquent taxes on behalf of the City of Carrollton.

    Marsh said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson would be reading a similar resolution in Fiscal Court, as Marsh also serves as the County Attorney. Fiscal court approved the resolution at its Tuesday morning meeting.

  • Nursing students receive pins at ceremony

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus Practical Nursing Class of 2010 was pinned in a ceremony on Dec. 11.

    The event took place at the Carroll County Middle School with families and friends in attendance. The 10 students graduated after successfully completing the year-long program. They will now sit for their state boards to earn licensure for careers in nursing. Many of these new Licensed Practical Nurses desire to continue on to become Registered Nurses.