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Today's News

  • 7th grade girls' basketball
  • The Rev. Cecil Ellison celebrates 100 years

    Cecil Ellison is a walking history book. The residents and staff at New Horizons Assisted Living Center helped him celebrate his 100th birthday last Thursday with cake and ice cream. Retired from the ministry, Ellison has been a resident at New Horizons since October 2007.
    Ellison was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Casey County, Ky., “at a little crossroads called Mt. Olive, Ky., about 60 miles out of Liberty,” he said.

  • On Nov. 11, state honors veterans who fought for nation’s freedom

    Of all the holidays the nation celebrates each year, only one calls on us to pay close attention to the clock: Veterans Day.

  • Beautify the county, hit the streets to take down campaign signs

    Now that the election is over, it’s time for the cleanup to begin.

    Some of you might think I’m talking about cleaning up the airwaves after all of the disgusting mud-slinging forced into our households through television campaign ads. Others might believe I’m talking about the mess in government. Pick your area of concern and the level of government  — local, county, state or national.

    This isn’t what I mean. I’m talking about the need to rid our communities of all the campaign signs.

  • William Jennings Bryan visited Sanders to campaign in 1899

    The 1899 gubernatorial campaign in Kentucky was quite heated between state Senator William Goebel and Kentucky Attorney General William S. Taylor.

  • District Court Oct. 27 and 28, 2010

    CORRECTION
    Due to a typesetting error, the name on a probate case was incorrect. The item should have read Bobby Noble Ellis, motion hour, order signed.

    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.

  • Burning ban lifted after recent rainfall

    The burning ban issued recently due to drought-like conditions in Carroll County was lifted by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

    Rainfall accompanied by high winds swept through the region on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Rainfall amounts varied in the area but Carroll County’s Mesonet station on U.S. 42 east recorded .88 inches of precipitation.

  • Veterans Day event planned at Point Park

    Carroll County area veterans will be honored with special ceremonies at Carrollton’s Point Park next Thursday.

    “To the best of my knowledge and the people I’ve talked to – the judge and the mayor – this is probably the biggest occasion ever for Veterans Day,” program coordinator Bill Chapman said.

    The Veterans Day program is set to begin at 5 p.m. with a concert by the Carroll County High School Band. Also presenting musical selections will be the high school chorus, Helen Mumphrey and Brandon Stewart.

  • It’s McMurry, Kinman

    Tuesday brought changes in the leadership of Carrollton city government and confirmed the Carroll County sheriff’s primary results.

    Voters in Carrollton defeated their incumbent Mayor Dwight Louden, selecting former county judge-executive Gene McMurry for the top post in a four-way race. They also put three new faces on council, handing one incumbent a defeat.

    In the city mayor’s race, McMurry ended the night with 502 votes, followed by Louden with 379, Dean Miller Jr. with 337 and Walter Coghill with 23.

  • FOREST FIRE SCORCHES 15 ACRES

    Emergency responders had a busy night Thursday, starting with a forest fire on a steep hillside near Wise’s Landing, soon followed by a house fire on Colbert Lane and a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Morton Ridge Road.

    The first call came from Charles and Besty Liston at 4:47 p.m., who called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the woods below their house, located at the end of Ralston Road.