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Today's News

  • Have you met ... Becky Tull

    Though Becky Tull’s parents resided in Switzerland County, Ind., she would be born in Carroll County, since Tull’s father brought his wife to be with her parents in Carroll County for her delivery. This was fitting, because although Tull would live in many places throughout her life, her roots would be in Carroll County where she was born.

    That was in 1921, and her parents, Herbert and Florence Bell Wood Morgan, would have a total of six children, who Tull would help to raise when her mother died ten years later.

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • Student of the week: Patrick Shannon

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “We get to do fun activities.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Science because I want to invent stuff.”

    What is your favorite book?

    “Duck in the Truck”

    What is your favorite movie?

    “B.O.B’s Big Break”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure, but he wants to go to a big college.

  • A Christmas tradition

    The Carrollton Fire Department’s Christmas with a Fireman program shopped for three children in two families this year. The department bought the children clothes and toys at VF Outlet and Walmart, as well as Christmas dinner from Kroger. The gifts were delivered on Christmas Eve.

  • Resolution rescue: Top 10 fat loss myths

    Well it is that time of year again where a great number of us resolve to make a change with our bodies. Whether it be weight loss on the scale or to put on some new lean muscle, for either of those to be enhanced, body fat loss is the key to better physical appearance and enhanced internal functions. Are we up for the challenge? Let’s find out by knocking out 10 very common fat loss misconceptions that might be standing in your way of getting leaner and meeting that 2013 resolution.

  • Red Cross to hold Jan. 3 training

    The American Red Cross will have an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 3 at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 East Main St., in Madison, Ind.


    Advance registration is required. For more information or to register for the class, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

  • Long project list faces county in ‘13

    Working to secure funding for a new community college campus in the county and replacement of the Hwy. 36 bridge at Locust Creek top Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s priority list for 2013.

    In an interview Wednesday, Dec. 26, Tomlinson looked ahead to a busy year of county projects.

  • New businesses abound in ‘13

    The News-Democrat is highlighting local businesses that have recently opened or changed owners. This is the second installment; more profiles will be published in upcoming editions.

    Miss B’s Boutique and Consignment

    Owners: Jeff Harmon and Teresa Shaw

    Address: 445 Main Street, Carrollton, 41008

    Phone: (502) 663-2176

    Opened: Dec. 3, 2012

  • Public Record for Jan. 2

    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.

  • Community Calendar for week of Jan. 2

    Wednesday, Jan. 2

    • Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the Burley Room at the Lodge in General Butler State Resort Park.
    • AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Friday, Jan. 4