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Today's News

  • Head back to prom at annual senior event

    The annual Senior Event will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at the National Guard armory. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event will be held from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Bring a date or come stag for a wonderful evening of dinner, music and dancing. The event is free to all area senior citizens.

    Guests are encouraged to dress up for prom night. Prom pictures will be taken, and guests will vote on the Prom King and Queen.

    The event will include dinner, prizes and music by the Ovation Orchestra, which plays Glen Miller-type music.

  • Lady Raiders top visiting Lady Panthers, 2-0

    Experience and size were cited by both coaches as keys to Trimble County’s 2-0 win (25-9, 25-10) over visiting Carroll County in high school volleyball action Aug. 29.

  • Carroll drops heartbreaker to Gallatin in five sets

    Two evenly-matched teams took to the floor Thursday, Sept. 1, in a district matchup that required the full distance of five sets before the winner was determined. In the end it was the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats who persevered, winning 3-2 over Carroll County.

  • CCMS construction dispute settled in arbitration

    As Carroll County Board of Education Attorney Jim Crawford said, “Cross your fingers,” but the Carroll County Middle School construction project should finally be complete Oct. 7.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Quinn Willhoite

    When asked if he wanted to be featured in the newspaper, Quinn Willhoite’s face lit up, and he was bursting with excitement. Yes, he is only seven years old, but his energy is contagious, and he showed more enthusiasm than anyone else thus far.

    The son of Mike and Jennifer Willhoite and the younger brother of Coy, 9, Quinn is a kind-hearted soul, who always has a smile on his face and is already thinking more about others than himself.

  • Bands & BBQ features new attractions, including air stunt show

    The 2016 version of Bands and BBQ includes more than food and music when it takes over Point Park Sept. 16 and 17. “We wanted to grow the event and decided to add the Ride IN Bike Show and the Rolling Thunder Air Show, then end Saturday evening with fireworks,” Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said.

    The competing BBQ teams are encouraged to set up early, and Wheeler said visitors to Point Park might see teams setting up as early as Tuesday.

  • Council recommends changing zone near P’ville Bridge to C-2

    Carrollton City Council approved Sept. 1, a recommendation to revise the C-2 district ordinance to include car lots as a conditional use. The recommendation will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 14.

  • Kentucky’s Open Records Law: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Open Government

    By JOHN A. NELSON

    KPA Past President

    Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Public Records | Sept. 8, 2016

    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, Aug 31, and Sept. 1, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Get prepared before an emergency strikes

    No time is a good one for a natural disaster to strike. Emergencies don’t always announce themselves first and are often unexpected, leaving many of the victims in their wake stunned and without some of the most basic resources.