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Today's News

  • Show celebrates agricultural heritage

    The News-Democrat

    More than 50 tractors, some modern and many antinque, paraded down Highland Avenue Saturday afternoon in celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage.

    Part of the Pioneer Power Tractor Club’s annual show, the parade took many of the entires on a short journey down Port William Lane, to Park Avenue and then back to the show grounds, next to Kentucky Motors. Nearly two dozen other tractors separated off from the parade for a five-mile trek to M&T Road and back through Indian Hills on state Hwy. 36 on their way back to the show.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Frankfort for third time

    The News-Democrat

    The Lady Panthers have met Frankfort three times this year on the softball diamond, and have come away victorious every time.

    Thursday, May 7 the Lady Panthers traveled to Frankfort and played two varsity games winning both 4-2 and then 12-2, in a 10 run win.

    The Lady Panthers are even with nine wins and nine losses on the season and have blown out some teams and been blown out by other teams.

  • Large crowd attends spring demo derby

    The News-Democrat

    There were few, if any, empty bleacher seats at Saturday’s “Spring Bash” demolition derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Dozens of others sat and stood in the beds of pickup trucks parked around the arena. Customers lining up at the fair board’s concession stand numbered nearly 100 at any given time during the night. A quick estimate of bleacher seats yielded a count of more than 1,100 spectators on hand for the stand alone event, one of the best attended demolition derbies ever promoted by the locals.

  • County gets recreational grant to link park trails

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County has been awarded $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch a park to park trails project that will eventually connect Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    The announcement was made at Tuesday’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court by Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Judo helps girls stay safe

    The Trimble Banner

    Each year, judo instructor Debbie Crawford spends a week or two of her vacation giving free self-defense classes to girls in middle and high school.

    At Trimble County High School last Wednesday, Crawford spent time in the gymnasium with girls from each of the morning physical education classes. That afternoon, she took her safety lessons to girls at Trimble County Middle School.

  • Mission Adventure Race pushes athletes limits in 18-hour event

    The News-Democrat

    Adventure seeking athletes will be paddling, hiking and climbing their way through Carrollton to participate in an 18-hour event that will test the strength and endurance of all who enter.

    It’s called a Mission Adventure Race and the 18-hour saga will begin at Camp Kysoc Saturday, May 16 at 6 a.m. and end at midnight, according to their website at www.dinoseries.com.

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  • Board seeks grant for library

    The Trimble Banner

    With just a few months before construction is set to begin on a new facility, the Trimble County Public Library board of directors is submitting an application for up to $500,000 in federal grant money.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court held a public hearing Wednesday, May 6, regarding the library’s application for Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Heritage Saturday to feature variety of activities for the family

    The News-Democrat

    The Port William Historical Society will host Heritage Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the historic Masterson House, located across from Arkema on U.S. Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton. There is no admission charge to attend.

    “We hope to draw more people in this year,” said Karen Claiborne, president of the Port William Historical Society. “With the economy the way it is, people are looking for activities to do that are close to home.”

  • Precious areas in county should not be unprotected

    It appears that a liquid asphalt storage facility will soon be built on the banks of the Kentucky River, just outside Prestonville in Carroll County.

    A Louisville company purchased property there and has jumped through the regulatory hoops that will allow construction to begin on the storage tanks and its barge facility on the river.

    But there are many local residents upset with the plan to have barge-loads of liquid asphalt shipped here because of its impact on the rivers, our tourism industry and nearby residents.