Today's News

  • Company to study possibility of green energy on Ky River

    A Texas-based “green” energy company is one step further to possibly building a hydroelectric generating station at Lock No. 1 of the Kentucky River in Carrollton.

    Hydro Green Energy recently was granted its preliminary permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study the feasibility of building a generating station on the Kentucky River.

  • Milton-Madison bridge beam comes through Bedford
  • County bridge replacement to temporarily close road

    Painter’s Road, county Hwy. 1308 off East Prong Locust Road, will close to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 to allow for replacement of a bridge.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the contractor has agreed to complete  the construction project in 60 days.

    The proposal originally allowed 90 days on the project.

    “We’re trying to make it as painless as we can,” Tomlinson said.

  • You’re probably from Carroll County if ...

    One of the latest trends to sweep Facebook is groups dedicated to individual cities and counties, showing what makes them unique. They provide a great opportunity to share a funny story or reminisce  about days gone by.
    The News-Democrat created Carroll County’s group on Aug. 4, and as of press time Tuesday, it had 240 members. The following is a sampling of responses by group members.
    Want to join the conversation? Join our Facebook group or e-mail your
    submission to ksherrard@mycarrollnews.com

  • Study finds aquifer county levels steady

    The water level in the county alluvial aquifer remains roughly the same compared to the last measurement in 1995, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

  • Speedway tackles traffic issues

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land during a Tuesday news conference in Sparta explaining that it will be used to greatly expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.

    Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged to improve surrounding highways to allow faster access to expanded parking areas.

  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.

  • Two projects win city’s first EIP funding in two years

    Building improvements are on the horizon for several properties in Carrollton’s downtown historic district.

    The city’s Design and Review Board gave its approval to fund two Enterprise Incentive Program projects at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 25.

    The board granted a total of $5,150 for a business and a church, the first time an award has been made from the EIP funds for nearly two years since a moratorium on funding projects was put in place by city council.

  • Committees tackle roads, budget issues

    As the days grow shorter (and hopefully cooler) and the children return to school, it is a good time to review summer activities. In general, the most visible work of the state legislature is during our winter session but committees continue to meet to gain information and review potential legislation during the summer. I am the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and I serve on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee, and the Natural Resources and Energy Committee as well as several smaller budget subcommittees.

  • Newspaper for ‘Kids’ ready for fourth year thanks to businesses

    Improving the educational opportunities of our youth is undoubtedly the most important investment we can make.

    There are no limits for young people who have the best education possible.

    To help with their education and to improve literacy, The News-Democrat and local business and industry have joined together to provide our students with their own newspaper.

    The first issue of Carroll County Kids for the new school year went to press this week and will be delivered to students by Sept. 1.