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Today's News

  • Shop is wine lovers' dream come true

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Owners Harold and Jami Olminsky believe a winery should be an educational opportunity for wine lovers and those who want to learn about wine.

    Their advice? Try all the wines you can. Don’t write off one type of wine based on one brand. Always ask questions.

    Newcomers to Carroll County, the Olminsky’s moved here two years ago from Northeast Ohio. They opened their winery, Shandio Valley, at 108 Court St., Carrollton, in April.

  • Soil and Water Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four candidates; three candidates are on the ballot. Write-ins allowed. Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Bobby G. Gibson, 62

    Farmer

    Carroll County resident for 45 years

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    I enjoy working with fellow farmers and hope some of the programs will help preserve the land.

    Why are you best qualified?

  • Voters: Boot McConnell, put Lunsford in Senate

    Editor:

    It is not for me to presume to tell anyone how they should vote. But I have made up my mind, and will take this opportunity to express my personal thoughts.

    In the U.S. Senate race, I note that Bruce Lunsford has three times visited Carrollton and met a lot of people here. In the 24 years that Mitch McConnell has been in the Senate, I never recall him visiting our county.

  • Local quartet gets on-air gig at WHAS 840 AM

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A  local barbershop quartet sang live on a Louisville radio station and nearly blew Terry Meiners out of his seat.

    Meiners is the afternoon drive-time radio personality on WHAS 840 AM, known throughout the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana region and beyond.

  • Carroll County Clerk

    Alice Marsh, 46

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk

    Carroll County resident for 26 years

    This candidate is unopposed.

    Why are you running for office?

  • Carroll County Board of Education

    Voters will choose one candidate for each division;

    all candidates are running unopposed.

    Tommy Unker, 54

    Educational Division 1

    Employed at Kentucky Utilities Ghent Plant

    Lifelong Carroll County resident

    Appointed and later elected in 2004 for a full term; chairman from 2007-08; vice chairman, 2006-07

  • Police investigate threats at high school

    Kentucky State Police and the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department were called to Trimble County High School Wednesday, Oct. 15 after a document was discovered that contained threats to the safety of students, staff and community members.

  • Court OKs funds for clock repair

    Repairs to the Courthouse clock tower and the Masterson House roof topped Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    The clock tower on the courthouse was damaged when Hurricane Ike blew threw Carroll County on Sept. 14.

    “We have not spent very much money on that clock tower,” Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    The price for a new clock, all new parts and a new controller for all four clocks is $18,240. That price does not include the installation, Tomlinson said.

  • Health fair, poker run highlight weekend

    STAFF REPORT

    Carroll County residents will have something to do each day of the weekend, with Arkema’s Health and Safety Fair on Friday, the Project Comfort Blitz Day on Saturday (see story above),  and a poker run Sunday to raise money for the annual Shop with a Cop program.

     The Arkema health fair is set for noon to 6 p.m. in the big white barn near the plant on U.S. Hwy. 42 East.

  • City’s code enforcement must be more accurate

    Editor:

    We have a concern about the City of Carrollton’s code enforcement ordinance. A few days ago Mr. Zook, from the city office came to our house saying that we had some tires in the back of our garage that needed to be picked up.