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Today's News

  • Accused killer of former Trimble County resident allegedly shot another in 2007

    By CINDY DiFAZIO

    Landmark News Service

    Henry County District Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.

  • First Baby Bottle fund-raiser success for women’s program

    Editor:

    The first Baby Bottle fund-raiser showed overwhelming support toward Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services.

    Area church congregations took home more than 400 baby bottles on Mothers Day and returned them on Fathers Day filled with checks, cash and coins totaling just over $5,000.

    The money will be used to purchase educational materials and will assist in opening the pregnancy center later this fall.

  • King family reunion was well-attended, fun

    Editor:

    The King family held its 47th reunion on July 13, 56 family members turning out for the event. They came as far away as Greensburg, Ind., and Shepardsville Ky. Some were from Warsaw and Owenton, Ky. Many were from right here in Carrollton.

    There were stories told and old pictures to share of family history past. Many games were played and good old home cooking shared.

  • 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.

  • Signups start this month for county youth soccer

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will be having soccer sign-ups July 21 through August 1 for children 3-13 years old. Sign-ups will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the third-floor office in the Carroll County Courthouse, downtown Carrollton.

    Fees for the leagues are: children 5 and younger, $15; children in the four leagues for 6- through 13-year-olds, $25, plus $15 for each sibling.

  • 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.

  • Fourth Carroll County Reads wrapped up at library

    When I was a kid, I loved to read. I remember spending dark, gloomy Saturdays reading books I’d taken out of the library at school, or our county library – to which I was a card-carrying member from a very early age.

    As an adult, I’m ashamed to say that I’m lucky to read more than one book a year.

    It’s my own fault, ultimately, for not taking the time to do it. The time is there, but the will doesn’t always follow.

  • Ready to make a spalsh in the summer sun
  • 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.