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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

    Saturday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, July 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee, 6 p.m.

  • Use holiday to move toward financial independence

    Tomorrow is the Fourth of July — Independence Day — a time for our country to celebrate our independence. Many people will celebrate Independence Day with family picnics and gatherings, mini-vacations and fireworks. 

    This year, use the Fourth of July celebration to motivate yourself to take steps to become financially independent by next year.

    Imagine how much more enjoyable summertime fun could be if you have financial freedom.  Start by setting a financial independence goal. 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of July 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3

    Kathryn Winn Site Based Decision Making Council  holds a special called meeting at noon in the school library.

    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.

    Friday, July 4

  • Free Owensboro trolley service begins this week

    By Steve Vied

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Owensboro’s new, free downtown trolley service kicks off Tuesday, with members of the City Commission boarding the trolley at 4 p.m. for the inaugural loop along Second and Third streets between Crittenden and Walnut streets.

    The City Commission will board the trolley at City Hall and tour the downtown route.

    The trolley will continue to run until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Race weekend winners
  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 3, 2014

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June, 25-26, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Tuttle Tots raises more than $9,000 for scholarship

    Winners not pictured:

    • 3K Walk Men’s Division: Steve Meadows, first place; John Brockman, second place; and Chris Yates, third place.

    • 3K Run 14 and under Girls’ Division: Sydney Amyx, first place; Julia Settles, second place; and Eden Richmond, third place.

    • 3K Run 40-49 Men’s Division: Dennis Amyx, first place.

    • 3K Run 50-59 Men’s Division: Brad Becraft, first place, and Donnie Williams, second place.

  • Kentucky Speedway owner hopes he’s won fans back

    By Tom Groeschen

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Speedway is entering its 15th season of auto racing, but track owner Bruton Smith said the facility remains far from a finished product.

    NASCAR returns to Kentucky this week with a tripleheader featuring Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, capped by the Quaker State 400 Cup race Saturday. With all that, Smith still has a wish list that includes:

    - An airport near the track;

    - More lanes on nearby I-71 to handle traffic;

  • Hogan selected as new Carroll County superintendent

    When Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., says ‘goodbye’ to Carroll County Schools and ‘hello’ to retirement June 30, a familiar face will be taking the reins. Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Bill Hogan has been promoted to superintendent, effective July 1.

  • Residents want C’ton cleaned up

    Carrollton resident Jimmy Supplee is tired of the way Carrollton looks, and he wants city leaders to know about it.

    Supplee spoke to Carrollton City Council Monday, June 23, about the need to clean up the town. He opened by complimenting Mayor Gene McMurry and the current and previous councils for all the work they have done on the riverfront, including the river walk, Point Park and 2Rivers Campground.