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Today's News

  • CSX plans repairs to crossing

    Repairs to the CSX railroad crossing on State Hwy. 227 in front of the Butler Outlet Mall could close that road for two days in mid- to late March or early April.

    The project will require a detour of traffic on the  heavily traveled thoroughfare using the access road built in 2007 near the Carroll County Fairgrounds, said Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Congrats for successful CCAS Feb. 28 fund-raiser

    Editor:

    Congratulations to the community for helping the group Carroll County Animal Support.  I attended the chili supper fund-raiser Saturday night to participate by donating some bake goods and volunteering to help.  

    What a wonderful surprise to see so many bake-sale items and workers, plus the large and beautiful display of silent auction baskets and raffle items.  

  • City code enforcement going overboard

    Editor:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts on the plans to clean up the city and enforce city ordinances.

    First, the code inspector is going over board, he is now writing people citations for toys in the yard. Come on that just shows that the city wasn’t that bad to begin with. He’s obviously ran out of real violations to write people up for.

    Second, I think we should all thank the mayor. I have talked to many town officials and everyone points the finger at the mayor.

  • Spread the word: Prescription drug abuse is a risky high

    There are people out in the community who are angry at this newspaper, and I think it’s time to clear the air.

    Over the past few months, we have reported on the deaths of three young men, whose autopsies connected their tragic, untimely and unexpected deaths directly to the abuse of prescription drugs apparently obtained illegally.

    As editor, I take full responsibility for making sure these stories were covered and published. And I will make sure that we will continue to do so if, God forbid, this happens again.

  • Panther Boosters chili supper a huge success

    Editor:

    The Carroll County High School Panther basketball team hosted its second annual chili supper and silent auction Feb. 14, prior to the homecoming games against Williamstown and Oldham County. The participation by the community and parents of both the girls and boys basketball teams was terrific; both events were a huge success.

  • TREASURE HUNTING

    Many area residents took advantage of a chance Saturday to have experts appraise their treasures during Personal Treasures Day at Butler-Turpin State Historic House.

    Similar to the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow,” Historic House site manager Evelyn Welch invited Ron Langdon and Jack Bailey, also historic site managers with Kentucky Department of Parks, and Brad Miller of Cornerstone Society of Madison, Ind., a preservation to be appraisers.

  • Wildcats take third win against Panthers, win tournament

    The Panthers were within seconds of advancing in the 31st District Tournament, but were foiled by Henry County Wildcats for the third time this year.

    The border rival team entered the Carroll County High School gym that was bursting with fans for the second game on the night, and squeaked out with a 42-43 win.

    “There’s only one team that gets to end their season with a win, and everybody else ends up with a loss,” Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “We had hoped to go a little further.”

  • Alleged accomplice released on bond

    Michelle McKinney, 31, indicted Feb. 9 for an alleged role in the January robbery of Carrollton’s First National Bank, was released from jail Monday after family members posted a $50,000 property bond.

    Initially, Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates ordered McKinney held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond. He agreed to amend the terms to a property bond, after McKinney’s attorney Joe Wells argued that his client has children, has strong roots to the community and has a clean record, and is not a flight risk.

  • Beneficiary thanked donors, volunteers

    (Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to The News-Democrat by Amy Owen of Carrollton. The letter was written by Dawn Austin, before she died of cancer earlier this month. We are printing it at Ms. Owen’s request.)

    Editor:

  • Grateful to doctor, ER for diagnosis, care

    Editor:

    This is a letter that I have written before, but lost when we lost our electric. It is long overdue.

    I was not a person who went to doctors. I did see Dr. Hussein two years ago. He fixed what was wrong and I didn’t go back. I see him on a regular schedule now.