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Today's News

  • Library gathering on anniversary recounted stories from ‘37 flood

    In 1987, the 50th anniversary of the flood, I was in my fifth year as director of the public library. During those first five years I had heard many of our patrons refer to the flood, had seen the plaque in the court house, had learned that many of the old copies of The News-Democrat had been destroyed as water rose into the newspaper offices, and had begun to gather photographs and articles about that very significant period in Carroll County’s history.

  • Student of the week: Casey Breeden

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “The teachers and coaches of the school are pretty cool.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Coach Weedman, he’s not just a teacher or coach, he is a good friend. And he has helped me a lot.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Skyline.”

  • Tilley on Dean’s List

    The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge that John D. Tilley of Carrollton has made the Dean’s List for the November 2011 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the Dean’s List.

  • Weeks elected president of Development board

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation elected its 2012-13 officers and board members at its annual meeting on Jan. 17, held at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • Study finds Champions successful in first year

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County performed well in year one of their five-year Drug Free Communities federal grant. DFC is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • Incumbents file papers for the May 22 primary

    Local voters will not only have their chance to choose candidates to run for president this May, they also will be selecting candidates to run for circuit court clerk and commonwealth attorney in Carroll County.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday that other races up for grabs this year in the state include the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Geoff Davis, who is retiring from office. Additionally, Rep. Rick Rand’s 47th District state House of Representatives seat is up for election this year.

  • REVVING UP FOR RACE FEST

    Plans for the second annual Race Fest event leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway are beginning to take shape.

    Committee members met Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Down on Main to discuss what they would like to see at this year’s local event, set for Wednesday, June 27. Race weekend will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 on Thursday, June 28, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 on Friday and culminating in the main event Saturday.

  • Facility offers new health care options

    The doors opened on Carroll County’s first urgent care center Friday afternoon.

    Kentucky Urgent Care treated several patients in its first few hours at the new two-story medical complex located at 329 Floyd Dr., just across from Kroger.

    The downstairs of the new building is divided into two offices — Kentucky Urgent Care and DaVita General Butler Dialysis, according to Dr. Mark Miller.

  • Redistricting places Carroll in new senatorial district

    Carroll and Henry counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Jan. 18, 2012

    The following programs will be held at the Carroll County Public Library, 123 Court Street in Carrollton this week:

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 18: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; YAH book group, “Leverage”, 4 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 19: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 20: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; Lego fun, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; learn to knit, infinity cowl, 3:30-4:30 p.m..