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Today's News

  • It’s good to serve cookies to attract a great crowd

    Cookies were in order for a recent event Bob and I attended, and I was designated to either buy or make them.

    It was for a very special meeting and I was told not to go out of my way to make the cookies. Well, many of you know me, I just cannot let a special meeting happen with store bought cookies. (Although, I can still remember those chocolate covered marshmallow cookies my father would buy; they were so good. Making cookies is like therapy for me, well, actually any kind of baking is therapy for me. Therefore, I was on for the challenge of baking at least 100 cookies.

  • Carroll defeats Trimble in bottom of 7th

    There’s nothing like a win over a border rival to get your season moving in the right direction. The Lady Panthers (1-3) notched their first victory of the season Friday night, 8-7, over the visiting Lady Raiders (1-3).

    Carroll lost to Trimble three times last year, twice during the regular season and during the All-A tournament, by a combined run total of 24-5. Despite missing their starting pitcher and two senior starters to illness, the young Lady Panthers were not intimidated by their rivals.

  • CCHS Sports Briefs - April 6, 2011

    Lady Panthers fall to Gallatin County, 5-0

    The Lady Panthers (0-3) lost on the road to Gallatin County 5-0 on Tuesday, March 29. Sarah Hawkins struck out five hitters for the Lady Panthers. However, JV (3-0) won 11-4, with Mackenzie Ogden getting the win on the mound.

    Baseball wins home opener vs. Switzerland

  • Carrollton still waits for states to build a bridge to Indiana

    While the Milton-Madison Bridge was in the planning and early construction stages in 1928 there was talk of building yet another bridge spanning the Ohio River at Carrollton. Among the movers and shakers behind the proposed span was Joseph Lyter Donaldson, Carroll County attorney at the time. Donaldson would, in the years to come, serve as chairman of the state highway commission and was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 1943.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 6, 2011

    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.

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  • Pharmaceutical recovery box at Walmart

    A pharmaceutical recovery box has been stationed in the Walmart pharmacy beginning Monday, April 4. The box is available for deposit of any unwanted drugs, whether it be prescription, narcotic or over the counter. It will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday in front of the pharmacy drop-off area inside Walmart.

  • County prepares for watershed, Streetscape bid process

    Carroll County is moving forward with projects to install emergency watershed protection and to replace sidewalks around the courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    On Friday, April 1, County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is seeking contracts to bid on the watershed project. Bids are due by April 19 and to be opened April 20.

  • Non-profits have shot at ADF funding grants

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is now accepting applications from county non-profit organizations for capital expenses.

    Countywide, $5,670 is available in federal assistance through the Area Development Fund, which is administered through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the applications, due by April 26, can be picked up at this office in the courthouse. In addition to non-profits, cities and counties can also apply for the funding.

  • Lock No. 1 eyed for power hydro project

    A Texas company has applied to study building a hydropower project at Lock and Dam 1 that could impact the county-wide Park to Park Trails project.

    Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund LI filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.