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Today's News

  • Carroll County Coroner

    David Wilhoite, 55

    Funeral director, Tandy-Eckler-Riley; acting Carroll County coroner

    Lifelong Carroll County

    resident

    This candidate is unopposed.

    Wilhoite was appointed as coroner after Jimmy Dunn died earlier this year. (Appointed at Dunn’s request to serve the remainder of his term. Required to run to continue to serve the remaining two years of Dunn’s term.)

    Why are you running for office?

  • All-day event to raise funds for accessible park

    Editor:

    With millions of dollars being spent on negativity, come spend your money where it really makes a difference.

    This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day. Millions of people all over the United States will be making a real difference in the lives of others.

    The Friends For Michael Inc., a spinal cord injury organization, will be at the site of the new Henry County Recreation and Services park on U.S. Hwy 421, just north of New Castle, Ky., 1125 Campbellsburg Road, rain or shine.

  • State program gives students in-depth arts instruction

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Many young artists of Kentucky recently spent three weeks at Transylvania University in Lexington for the Governor's School for the Arts program. 

    Of the more than 1,500 high school juniors and seniors who auditioned for the program, only 241 were selected to attend. The program offers in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual arts or vocal music.

  • Derby cars shouldn’t be targeted in city

    Editor:

    I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that different events that are promoted in town were to bring in people: the Blues Festival, car shows, the Scottish Weekend and Demolition Derbies.

    When people attend these, they spend money for lodging, gas, food, etc. You get the trickle-down effect, which then helps tourism. Isn’t that the main goal? I think we’re a town not a city, such as Louisville. Some enjoy culture, others derby cars.

  • Amazing trip with amazing people had outstanding results

    Every now and then in my career, I’ve had opportunities to do some amazing things.

    Topping the list, by far, was the invitation to travel to Arizona and the Grand Canyon with the group of volunteers who attempted to take Sarah Service to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

    From the first time Chris White had told me about the trips, a few weeks before they planned to leave, I daydreamed about going. I knew it would be an awesome experience.

    So, I was thrilled when Amy Hewitt called and said she chose me to be the one person she could take along.

  • Worthville City Commission

    There are four seats on Worthville City Commission; three candidates are on the ballot. Write-ins are allowed.

    Terry Hagedorn, 53

    Employed at Gallatin Steel in maintenance planning

    Carroll County resident for 20 years

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    I am seeking re-election because I believe it is a good thing to do for the community, and I enjoy it.

    I helped get the new city park and I participate in cleanup community days.  

    Why are you best qualified?

  • Prestonville City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates,

    listed alphabetically. Each candidate answered questionnaire in phone

    or in-person interviews.

    Robert “Spike” Barnes, 49

    Lifelong Carroll County resident; Prestonville resident for 11 years.

    Has served on commission for two years.

    Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Runnin’ Raiders fall in close North Central conference championship meet

    The North Central Kentucky Conference (NCKC) has developed into a cross country powerhouse of competition over the last several years. The NCKC has produced 1 state individual champion, 1 state runner-up individual, 15 first team all-state runners, 10 second team all state runners, 1 team state championship, 3 team state runner-ups, and a flurry of all-region runners. The NCKC teams are Gallatin County, Carroll County, Williamstown, Henry County, Owen County, Walton Verona, and Trimble County.

  • Jones a good man who will be dearly missed

    Editor:

    In the Oct. 15, 2008, edition of The News-Democrat, there was an article entitled “Drugs suspected in death of 26-year-old,” by Sharon Graves.  

    As a friend and former co-worker of Tommy Jones Jr., about whom this article was written, I was compelled to state my sincere disapproval of its content. This piece of journalism came out a few days after the shocking death and funeral of a very young man who will be dearly missed by many friends and family members.  

  • Cinderella story ends too soon as varsity Raider volleyball team loses in districts

    The Lady Raiders high school volleyball team could not have picked a better time to play as a team when the Trimble group traveled to Carroll County to face off against the rival Panther squad Oct. 13. The match opened the 29th District playoffs where Trimble County bested the Panthers, 25-19 and 25-21, before falling to Oldham County to end their tournament dreams.