Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library - July 6, 2011

    Wednesday, July 6, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays 10-noon, teens welcome; Legos at the library, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, July 7, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; travel Thursdays, Father Davy on India, 6 p.m.; One World, Many Cowboy Stories, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 8, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game tournament, (first day of three), 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, July 11, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Court Street Cinema, The Adjustment Bureau, 6.p.m.; the Writer’s Connection, 6:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - July 6, 2011

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, July 6: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:30 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, July 7: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 8: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; nutrition with Grace, 10 a.m.

    Monday, July 11: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

  • Herb garden flourishes, inspiring tarragon recipe

    Oh my goodness, do I have tarragon this year. It has exploded into what I would call a bush of tarragon.

    That is okay though because it makes me really feel like a good gardener, even though I’m not. I am just lucky. 

    Would you believe that I have plants finally coming up that I planted a couple of years ago and thought they were dead? I guess with all of this rain, they finally decided to raise their lovely heads. It is so amazing.  I truly feel blessed.

  • Summer ChAMP 2011
  • Don’t miss the next First Friday program

    There was a good crowd on the Courthouse Square for First Friday this weekend. I think it is one of the really nice things about our small town, and try not to ever miss that special evening. 

    Local farmers and some craftser display their goods. Carrollton Main Street Program furnishes ice water or (this past week) snow cones, while the Carroll County Fair Board or some other group usually fixes sandwiches.

    Lucky individuals get to try their hand(s) at the cash cube.Talented individuals win at cooking or photography contests.  

  • First Friday - July 2011
  • Accidents mar Madison Regatta, wrecked boat wins

    A hot, muggy weekend of racing on the Ohio River was dampened by two serious accidents on the water during the Madison Regatta Sunday.

    In the final outcome, Miss Madison’s Oh Boy! Oberto was declared the 2011 Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup champion. It was a bittersweet victory. The winning hydroplane was a broken battler and winning driver Steve David, a bruised warrior, learned of his victory in a hospital emergency room.

  • City news - July 6, 2011

    Mayor Gene McMurry called Friday to remind Carrollton residents that they are eligible to receive a free 90-gallon rolling garbage can from Rumpke. If a resident would like a garbage can, call (1-800) 678-6753, and Rumpke will deliver it.

  • CFD, Westside put out apartment fire

    A Carrollton man and his cat escaped an apartment fire Wednesday, June 29 by jumping down from the roof.

    The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 9:37 a.m. as a house fire at 1005 8th Street with a man on the roof.

    The building, owned by David Mefford, has four apartments, one upstairs and three downstairs. Carrollton Fire Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews said the middle apartment downstairs was on fire.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of July 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.