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Today's News

  • Varsity TCHS volleyball team tops Owen

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER   The Trimble County Raiders volleyball team hosted Owen County Thursday, and the varsity squad ruled t

  • Nursing home visits appreciated

    Editor:

    Thanks to Jay Montgomery and his youth for visiting the nursing homes. That could be an example for all of us. There are many lonely people in our county.

       Lead on Jay.

    Ruth Kemper

    Worthville

     

  • Carroll County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Public Library holds Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m., featuring Sarah Jane Lynch with her collection of antique dolls and doll quilts.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

  • County sees 42 percent increase in prescriptions

    A recent statewide report has confirmed that prescription drug use remains a problem in Carroll County.

    From 2005 to 2007, the rate of prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances increased by almost 42 percent in the county, the second highest increase in the state, according to a report published by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

  • Raid leads to animal cruelty citation

    More than 200 animals were confiscated and Worthville resident Donnie Cannon was cited for animal cruelty following a raid in Worthville, Wednesday, Sept.30.

    “It is my understanding that some complaints were made with the Kentucky State Police by people in Worthville who smelled a stench and reported several animals being seen in the Worthville Cemetery,” said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Lady Panthers top Eminence, Grant & Gallatin

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers scored wins in three volleyball outings during the past week, topping Eminence, Grant County and Gallatin County.

    Carroll won their final home contest, defeating Eminence 25-12 and 25-22 on Monday. Seniors Brooke Boles, Valerie White, and Katerina Woods were honored in their final home appearance.

    “They are great leaders and all three have played throughout their high school career, some of them even longer,” Coach Kristin Arbinger told The News-Democrat.

  • Senior Event proved to be another great success

    Editor:

    The 2009 Carroll County Senior Event held Thursday evening was again a big success as senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties came to enjoy “Memories of the Family Farm.” We wish to thank the hard work of the planning committee, donations from the community and time given by all of the volunteers who helped build buildings, gather and set up the old farm equipment and other items, and set up the day of the event. Mike Humphrey and his team started building and preparing the grounds three days before the event -- a tremendous feat.  

  • Drivers should obey traffic rules, signs

    Editor:

    I have no idea why some people in Riverwood Estates have to drive so fast.

    There are small children and pets in the neighborhood and two speed limit signs on Riverwood Drive. One at the bottom on the right as you come up the hill and the other at the top just below Parkside Drive. Please drive responsibly.

    E. Peebles

    Carrollton

     

  • Sherrard joins N-D as staff writer

    Kristin Sherrard has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a staff writer.

    A Louisville native, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in journalism and a Bachelors of Business Administration in management.

    News-Democrat Publisher Jeff Moore said he is pleased Sherrard is joining the news team.

    “Kristin is a very talented journalist and photographer,” Moore said. “Please join me in welcoming her to our community.”

  • Army Corps evaluating Markland lock repair plans

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has preliminary repair plans underway to fix the Markland Lock Gate near Warsaw.

    The downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation on Sunday, Sept. 27. One of the two leaves is resting on the bottom of the lock chamber. The other inoperable lock leaf is still affixed to the lock chamber and requires stabilization, according to Carol Labashosky, media spokeswoman for the Corps of Engineers Louisville District.