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  • Back to the Past Bluegrass Bash at Butler Park this weekend

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Travel back to the past to keep bluegrass music in the future: Come out to the Bluegrass Bash this Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The annual “Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash” will take place at the new venue, near the Kentucky Veterans Memorial, for a second year, and the theme, again, is “A Tribute to our Veterans.”

    Fans are encouraged to  to bring items or letters to send to U.S. soldiers overseas.

  • City targets delinquent business licenses

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Some local businesses were on a list Tuesday to get a visit from Carrollton police officers.

    And the news wouldn’t be good.

    Starting yesterday, officers will be closing the doors of local businesses for failing to renew their city business licenses. Nineteen local businesses originally were on the list, but eight had paid up by press time Tuesday and two others had notified the city they are no longer in business.

    Twenty-one out-of-town businesses will be receiving similar notices.

  • Family still hopes for justice in C’ton woman’s ’07 death

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A year after a motorcycle accident took the life of a young woman and her unborn baby, the motorcycle driver, Bernard Kalep King, 25, has been arrested according to Shively Police Chief Ralph Miller.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell, 25, of Main Street, Carrollton, was a passenger on King’s bike and was killed July 2, 2007, when the bike crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits.

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  • Farmers market season in full swing

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Looking for ripe, fresh tomatoes that won’t have you cringing with the thought of salmonella or E-coli? Why not check out your local RiverView Farmers Market.

    The market sells every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Courthouse downtown and every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at Hometown on highway 227.  

  • Trip to Calif. zoo will be dream come true for Conley, 9

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Kendall Conley, daughter of Mark and Cydney Conley of Carrollton, will be winging her way toward her wish at the San Diego Zoo during her Christmas vacation.

    She and her family found out this week that she has been granted a special behind-the-scenes tour of the famed zoo by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • New school administrators hit the road to meet parents

    By JEFF FREMIN

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Superintendent Lisa James has lived and worked in Carroll County for most of her life, but she wants to get to know the students and their families a little better.

    To do so, she and the principals, as well as other teachers and administrators, will be taking “Carroll County Schools on the Road” to various communities throughout the county.

  • Moore replaces Rowlett at board of ed; search continues for new TCHS principal

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The search is on for a new principal at Trimble County High School.

    After three years managing day-to-day operations at TCHS, Rebecca Moore has resigned from the school’s top administrative position to become the district’s Instructional Supervisor and Director of Federal Programs. The new positions were left vacant at the end of the 2007-08 school year, following the retirement of Sheila Rowlett.

  • Clinic aims to control rabies in county

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    The second most important thing you should do for your animals is to get them vaccinated, said veterinarian Dwight Wallace. The first is to get them wormed.

    Saturday is your chance to take care of both, and at a reduced price.

    Wallace of Wallace Animal Clinic in Carrollton is teaming up with the Three Rivers District Health Department to offer an annual rabies clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the parking lot of the Carroll County Health Department at 401 11th St.

  • Carroll County wineries win medals at Indy competition

    Some fine wines are produced in Carroll County and the surrounding area.

    Two local wineries and two wineries just over the river in Vevay and Madison, Ind., won awards at the 2008 Indiana State Fair’s 17th annual Indy International Wine Competition this past weekend.

    River Valley Winery, owned by Vicky and Krasi Georgiev, took home four medals.

    The winery, which operates the Mehana at the corner of Sixth Street and Highland Avenue in Carrollton, took three bronze medals and one silver.