Today's News

  • Hometown hero Shane wins soggy Regatta race


    Landmark News Service

    MADISON, Ind. — A spectacular flip on the final lap of Sunday’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort forced a premature ending to one of the most exciting championship heats in recent Madison Regatta history. After the race was red flagged, H1 Unlimited officials declared the winner to be Jimmy Shane driving the community-owned hometown favorite, Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison.

  • NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host named honorary pace vehicle driver for QS400

    “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will serve as the honorary pace vehicle driver for the sixth annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto parts on Saturday, July 9.

    “As a fan of NASCAR, riding in the pace vehicle is an honor,” Jones said in a news release. “I am thrilled to lead the cars to the green flag at the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. It is going to be an exciting experience that I am looking forward to.”

  • NASCAR returns to Sparta


    Landmark News Service

    Forty 725-horsepower cars will take to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night as part of NASCAR’s annual trip to the Bluegrass State for the Sprint Cup series drivers.

    The race weekend consists of three NASCAR races: the Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at 8:30 p.m. Friday night and the weekend’s cornerstone with the Sprint Cup Series race, the Quaker State 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

  • Christians called to be citizens of God’s eternal kingdom

    Since the first settlers came on the shores of this country, Christians have seen this land as the means of starting something far different from the weary religious struggles of Europe. John Winthrop preached to the first Puritans landing in modern-day Massachusetts that they would be a city on a hill, which meant that “the eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

  • Public Records | July 7, 2016

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-30, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.


    Theresa D. O’Connor, 34, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; drug paraphernalia, buy/possess; possession of marijuana; tampering with physical evidence, continued to July 7.

    Crystal G. Franklin, 37, owes, flagrant non-support, continued to June 30.

    Justin C. Smith, 26, fugitive from another state, warrant required, signed waiver.

  • Community Calendar | July 7, 2016

    New events

    Thursday, July 7

    NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick hosts an autograph session from 10 a.m.-noon at Kroger during “Danica’s Race to Feed the Hungry.” Kroger will be donating $1,000 to the Carroll County Food Pantry.

    Regular events

    Thursday, July 7

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • Church News | July 7, 2016

    Sanders Baptist Church hosting revival

    Sanders Baptist Church will be hosting revival Monday through Wednesday, July 11-13, at 7 p.m. each evening. Bro. Paul Briscoe, pastor from Lockport Baptist Church will be the featured speaker, and there will be a nursery and special music each evening.

    The Rev. Hardin Lowe and congregation invite you to attend; additional information is available by calling 859-643-5167.

    Trimble County hymm sing cancelled

  • What diabetes can teach you

    Diabetes is fast becoming a global epidemic in adults and ever increasingly in youth. In fact, the World Health Organization says it now affects 9 percent of the world’s population, making it important to know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

    Both relate to your pancreas’ ability to produce insulin, which is the key in the metabolism of almost all nutrients. Type 1 is linked to a genetic predisposition, while type 2 is associated with lifestyle and CAN BE REVERSED.

  • Senior Calendar | July 7, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, July 7: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.;Wills and Power of Attorney follow up by Hospice of Bluegrass, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Raker family reunion July 30

    The annual reunion picnic of the Raker family will be held July 30, at the American Legion Post 9 Shelter, 707 Jefferson Street, in Madison, Ind.  This place has great facilities, no steps, lots of shade, and playground for the children.

    Descendants of Ernst and Mary Buscher Raker, and the related families of Strautmann, Titkemeyer, Uhlmansiek, Bulthaup, Obertate, Diekmann, Thiemann, and Detmer are invited to come join in.