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Today's News

  • Sometimes it's fun to be a 'tourist' in your hometown

    When I was a very young reporter living in Fairfield County, Conn., I was able to get together with a good friend I’d met a few years earlier when we were both students at Ohio University in Athens. Penny lived in New York City, and I had always envied her. She was very sophisticated and cosmopolitan, compared to me – a small-town girl from Northwest Ohio. NYC was

  • Many upset by closing of Kysoc

                Rhonda Burns of Carrollton attended Camp Kysoc for over two decades, but this summer Burns won’t have the chance to participate in her favorite camp activities or see her camp friends.             “The way Ca

  • Sheriff appreciates support for camp

    Editor:   I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the following for helping us take seven boys from our community to the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch last week: Earl Floyd Ford-Jason Stephenson and Kinman Chevrolet-Herb Kinman thank you for providing vans to transport the children to and from camp last week. Without support an

  • Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison wins Governor’s Cup

             Madison’s city-owned Unlimited hydroplane U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto, driven by Steve David, capped a near-perfect weekend by winning the 60th running of the Indiana Governor’s Cup Race Sunday.          The defending National High Points Champion was the weekend’s fastest team in qua

  • WorkNow Kentucky offers employment for summer

    Local teens and young adults seeking summer work opportunities may apply online for employment with a new federal program called WorkNow Kentucky.             “It’ll start this week because we’re just now getting the information,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Ha

  • CCHS Class of 2000 holding August reunion

    Editor:   The Carroll County High School Class of 2000 will hold its 10-year reunion on August 14, 2010, at the Carrollton Armory. We are currently seeking information and addresses for any classmates who are not on Facebook. Please e-mail CCHSPanthers2000@gmail.com, call 502.632.1926, or contact a member of the committee for more information about the reunion.&nbs

  • School system tackles multiple building projects

    While construction continues on Phase I of an extensive renovation of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School, the design phase is underway for an addition to Kathryn Winn Primary School across town. Ron Murrell, of the Lexington consulting firm Ross Tarrant Architects, updated board members on the progress of construction at Cartmell Ele

  • Sewer, water rates to increase

    Carrollton Utilities is proposing a 2 percent increase across the board for its sewer and water services. The increase was included in the 2010-11 budget approved by council, and the first reading of the ordinance took place at the June 28 council meeting. The second reading will take place at the next meeting on July 12. If passed, the inc

  • Cost-cutting plans may change with legislation

    A Marshall County legislator plans to pre-file legislation for the 2011 regular session that would stop a plan to close state resort parks — including General Butler State Resort Park—for two days each week in the winter. Local legislators told The News-Democrat they are not aware of the specifics of 6th District State Rep. Will Coursey’s (D-Benton) proposed legi

  • Caption should have been more sensitive

    Editor: This is in regard to the piece put in the paper for the Trimble County Youth League. (See Page 6, June 23, 2010, issue.) In my opinion, this [league] is just for fun and a learning experience for years to come. It’s not that they lost. This is about having fun and learning the fundamentals of the sport. The parents yelling and