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  • 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.

  • Trimble man arrested for threatening area children

    Local law enforcement is actively investigating incidents in Trimble and Carroll counties where men have allegedly attempted to lure juvenile girls into their vehicles. In Trimble County, one arrest has been made in connection with the investigations.

    A Bedford man arrested in connection with several alleged crimes, including the attempted kidnapping of a juvenile, is out of jail, and “all area residents need to be on alert,” Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said.

  • Trimble County man arrested on charges including kidnapping
  • Carrollton City Council | Aug. 26 meeting

    Kemper hired for riverbank work

    City council accepted Kemper Construction’s low bid of $14,000 to excavate the Ohio River bank from Point Park to Welch’s Riverside Restaurant at Fifth and Main streets at the Aug. 26 meeting.

    The city received two other bids: Martin Excavating for $19,500 and Lykins Construction Co. for $22,000.

     

    Road work approved on Court and Fifth

  • Prestonville City Commission | Aug. 19, 2013

    Citizens ask questions about recent audits

    During the citizen’s comments portion of the Aug. 19, Prestonville Commission meeting, former mayor Spike Barnes addressed the mayor  and commissioners regarding the information included in the recent audit for 2010 and the auditor’s results. 

    Barnes wanted to set the record straight, and let the group know that he was not the mayor for part of 2010, as the audit had stated.