Today's News

  • Riverfront Progress

    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.


    Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Lions Club meets at nonn at Butler Park lodge.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Dec. 23, Red Cross blood donations can be given at Wal-Mart, 200 Floyd Dr. in Carrollton from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Christmas Eve service set at Methodist Church

    The Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Avenue, invites everyone to celebrate Christmas by joining them for their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24. This traditional ervice is filled with charm and warmth as scripture readings are tightly interwoven with twenty-six carols that include just a touch of Handel and Bach.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Where does Christmas come from? Not a store

    One of my favorite children’s book and Christmas TV special is “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” I have watched this show faithfully for years.
    We all know the story, the Grinch despises the Who’s down in Whoville with their Christmas celebration. The Grinch hates all the “Noise, Noise, Noise” from the toys and their singing.  Then he came up with the “wonderful” idea to stop Christmas from coming.


    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.

    Wednesday, Dec. 22, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.; massage, 10:30 a.m.; 12 days of X-mas, 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday & Friday, Dec. 23-24, closed for the Christmas holidays.
    Monday, Dec.27, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; exercise bike challenge, 10 a.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 28, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll teams advance handily in NAS/Tourism Classic

    After dropping three straight games, the Carroll County Panthers (3-3) needed a spark to ignite their team. They found one in senior Tyler Grant.

    Grant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, five offensive and five defensive, in Carroll’s 66-26 blowout victory over Dayton (1-4) in the opening round of the North American Stainless and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism holiday tournament.

  • Shoberts celebrate 65 years on Dec. 25

    Hugh Shobert from Norman, Okla. was in the Army and stationed at Fort Knox when a friend arranged a blind date for Hugh with Leoma Lawrence who lived and operated her own beauty shop in St. Matthews, near Louisville. They were married by the justice of the peace on Dec. 25, 1945, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Leoma sold her beauty shop  and they drove to Fort Ord in Monterey Bay, Calif. where Hugh was then stationed. Hugh was discharged from the Army, February 6, 1946.

  • Carroll teams advance handily in NAS/Tourism Classic

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers advanced to the winners’ bracket after a first-round defeat of Villa Madonna in the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic Monday.

    Carroll ran out to a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and never looked back. The Blue Lightning managed to pull within five points twice in the contest but the Lady Panthers managed to thwart all comeback attempts. Carroll County fronted by as many as 20 late in the second half before settling for a 57-42 win.

  • Ministerial association helps over 450 children

    Volunteers gathered Wednesday, Dec. 15, to wrap gifts for the Community Christmas Project. The gifts were distributed Friday.  
    The Kentucky Road Runners, a bike group that does outstanding charity work of different types throughout Kentucky, assisted the group with the wrapping project. The Kentucky Road Runners also donated a truckload of toys for the Community Christmas Project, which is held through the  Carroll County Ministerial Association.