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Today's News

  • Housing authority celebration a success

    Editor:

    The housing authority of Carrollton recently hosted its’ 10th annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic. It was an evening of good food, fun and fellowship among neighbors. Attendance increased this year indicating the popularity of this annual event.

    We owe a great debt of gratitude to the Carroll County Fair Board for providing a tent, chairs, drink tubs and ice and to Mike Humphrey and crew for tent erection and takedown.

  • Carroll County Tobacco festivities include parade, carnival and more

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton this week as the event marks its 61st year this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    The 2009 festival includes music, food, a carnival, parade, beauty pageants, vendor booths and fun and games for the entire family. The three day festival also includes a look back at the community’s farming heritage and more in the agritourism tent.

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  • Reporting local news, sports was the chance ‘to live out a dream’

    Living out a dream and crossing things off my bucket list is what I have had the opportunity to do for the past two years as I have worked at The News-Democrat.

    As a child of 7 or 8, I produced a hand written newspaper of sorts for my subdivision in Mason, Ohio.  I only put out several editions before I realized how hard it was to hand write several copies every week.

    Next I was the editor of our junior high school newspaper and then worked on my high school yearbook and was editor of the high school newspaper when I was a senior.  

  • Head Start relocation to be part of school’s construction

    Carroll County’s Head Start program will shift to a temporary location and likely move to half-day programs for students as the Board of Education moves forward with construction set for Cartmell Elementary School.

    The plans were discussed during the Sept. 10 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education. Construction at Cartmell is expected to begin in January.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, Sept. 16

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

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

    Bingo every Wednesday night at the American Legion, Post No. 41 at 123 Fifth St. in Carrollton. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    Carrollton Extension Homemakers meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Building, 500 Floyd Drive.

  • County, health district prepare for H1N1 flu outbreaks

    Carroll County and the local health district have taken steps to prepare for H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu.

    During the Sept. 8 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court, County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson distributed to the magistrates a handout from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services which stated a strain of influenza A (H1N1) began spreading among people last spring. It is commonly called swine flu because it is of swine origin.

  • Skepticism abounds during public hearing on bridge plan

    The Trimble Banner Area residents are not sold on a reconstruction plan proposed for the Milton-Madison Bridge project. Officials are working on a plan to remove the superstructure of the bridge and build a new superstructure on the existing piers. If transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana manage to get federal stimulus funding

  • Vandals leave mess, damage at Point Park

    Vandals struck Carrollton’s Point Park again Wednesday night leaving behind a mess that took city workers several man-hours hours to clean up.

    Signs were removed and thrown on the ground, trash was strewn in front of the skate park and tracks were left in the grass where a vehicle had made doughnuts tearing up the lawn.

    One pavilion was littered with trash, while the other was left with tables stacked in a pyrimiad with a garbage can atop the issue.

  • KSP seizes 1,580 lbs. of pot on interstate

    The Trimble Banner Kentucky State Police officers arrested a truck driver Monday, Sept. 14, after seizing almost 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailor on Interstate 71 in Oldham County. Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a Class C felo