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Local News

  • City sign by Butler Park to be replaced

    Carrollton City Council reversed its previous decision to replace the city entrance sign at the Prestonville Bridge and opted to replace the sign across from General Butler State Resort Park instead. Council unanimously voted Monday, Sept. 9, to rescind the previous motion from a special council meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 4.

  • Infestation: Harvest best option for park

    Officials with Kentucky State Parks were encouraged Monday night to make the best out of a bad situation — the emerald ash borer infestation at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • First phase of trails now ready to use

    Though the project hasn’t extended as far as originally planned, state, county and city officials gathered at the National Guard Armory Tuesday to officially open Phase One of the Park to Park Trails project.

  • Grandparents Day Lunch
  • Bands and BBQ at the Point

    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Carrollton, KY
    Starts: 09/06/2013
    Ends: 09/07/2013
    Website: http://www.visitcarrolltonky.com
    KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
    Contest Number: 4178

    Prize Money: $7,500

    Grand Champion:Pappy Q
    Reserve Champion: Blue Chip BBQ

     

  • Teaching Tots with animals

    The Carroll County Early Childhood Council sponsored an event called “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” for children  under age 5 at Point Park Sept. 5. The event featured games aimed at teaching math, language and motor skills, as well as a petting zoo from Sunrock Farms, sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Honey Boo Boo Who?

    In honor of National Honey Month, Carrollton Main Street Program hosted a Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest at its First Friday event Sept. 6. Jennifer Munsie of Bella’s Style on Main and Deborah Garrett helped organize the event. Jason Deatherage hosted, and Cookie Louden, Hayley Franklin, Mary Louden and David Hendren judged. Dixieanne “Dixie” Lemming, 5, of Crittenden won Grand Supreme Honey Boo Bo 2013.

  • The News-Democrat moves back to Thursdays

    Beginning next week, The News-Democrat will move back to publishing on Thursdays.

    Subscribers can expect their newspaper to arrive in mailboxes Thursday, Sept. 19, instead of on Wednesday, as it has the past 42 years, Publisher Jeff Moore said Monday.

    For more than 100 years, The News-Democrat was a Thursday newspaper, but made the move to Wednesdays on June 23, 1971.

  • City leaders call for state to toughen drug laws

    Permanently attacking the drug problem in Carroll County and across the state requires a change in the laws currently tying the hands of the local law enforcement and the court system.

    That was the message given by Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday. After bringing a list of suggestions on how to address the local heroin problem to the meeting Aug. 26, Carrollton resident Kathy Tingle returned to see what had been done so far.

  • Butler forests will be ‘devastated’ in 3-4 years

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Parks are looking for public input on how to address the Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is killing ash trees in General Butler State Resort Park.