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  • Organ, tissue, cornea donation and transplantation needed
  • New fishing, hunting regulations proposed for 2019

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

  • Growers’ facade gone, but building still active

    The removal of the Growers Warehouse façade has stirred up concern about the future of the building and a lot of memories, as one of the last ties to the once famous Carrollton tobacco market came down.

    The building is still owned by Jerry Stafford who has been a part of the tobacco industry in Carroll and surrounding counties for many years.

    Stafford was unavailable for comment.

    Dennis Raisor is the power of attorney for Stafford and spoke to The News-Democrat about what is going on at the facility.

  • Kysoc security, pool discussed at fiscal court

    KARMA presented its proposed next steps for Camp Kysoc to Carroll County Fiscal Court, July 10. The group had met July 2, to discuss the community meeting on June 21, and to determine the most important priorities.

    “Security has moved up our list,” KARMA chairperson Dave Smith said. “One-half of the lights at the camp are not working and Joe Gilbert is working with Kentucky Utilities to correct the issue. It has been brought to our attention that we may not have the correct lights and in the right locations to work best for us.

  • Bringing home the gold

    It’s not every day someone gets to come home draped in medals and is able to call themselves a champion. For Carrollton’s Michelle Barnes, however, that’s exactly what she did as she returned from the USA Special Olympic Games in Seattle, Wash.

    While there, Barnes won a gold medal in singles bowling, a bronze medal in doubles bowling (alongside teammate and Elizabethtown native Kelly Kunisch) and finished fourth in the four-person Kentucky team bowling competition.

  • Farm-to-table dinner celebrates locally-sourced food

    To celebrate farmers and their produce, the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is putting on a farm-to-table dinner, showcasing food entirely grown and raised by Carroll County farmers.

    The dinner is at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and tickets are on sale now for $25 a person. They can only be purchased at the Extension Office, located at 500 Floyd Dr., and there are only 48 seats for the event.

  • Man arrested on charges of assaulting police

    A Carroll County man is being held on $50,000 bond after he accrued charges of first degree assault of a police officer, second degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, first degree criminal mischief, third degree terroristic threatening and public intoxication of a controlled substance (not alcohol).

  • Scope of work discussed for baseball complex

    With the first step of having a construction manager under contract, Carroll County Fiscal Court met with Kyle Withers of Churchill-McGee July 2, at a special meeting to discuss the scope of work for the baseball complex at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    The purpose of the meeting was summed up by Parks and Recreation Director J.P. Dale when he said there are several sets of plans floating around and some of the work has been completed so all the involved parties wanted to determine who was responsible for what.

  • First reading held on tobacco-free ordinance; Marsh defends himself against negative words

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the first reading July 10, of a tobacco-free ordinance that prohibits the use of tobacco, e-cigarette or vaping devices “inside any building, upon any premises and inside any vehicle, owned or maintained” by Carroll County or Fiscal Court.

    The products will be allowed in outside areas designated by the County Judge-Executive.

  • Carrollton resident concerned about speeding, disregard for stop signs

    Carrollton resident Maggie Brierly addressed Carrollton City Council July 9, about children riding mopeds recklessly through town without helmets and other children riding on golf carts that are not licensed. Councilmembers Doug Hill and Jeffrey Dickow were absent.

    Brierly said cars are speeding through stop signs like they are not there all over town. “How do we go about changing this?” she asked.