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Today's News

  • Penick hired to lead nursing staff at CCMH

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Lisa Penick, the new chief nursing officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, has a long history with the hospital – in fact, she was born there.

    With a mother, a sister and a daughter-in-law who also are nurses, Penick apparently has nursing in her blood. She has been a nurse for 27 years, since the age of 19, and has spent 21 of those years at CCMH.

  • New Mexican eatery nearing completion

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It’s been a slow process erecting the building, but a sign went up last week and El Nopal, a Mexican eatery, is definitely on the verge of opening.

    El Nopal will locate in part of a new building under construction on the south side of the Butler Outlet Mall property.  

    Mall owner Manny Patel said the restaurant will occupy a portion of the building, which also will have space for two other businesses.

  • Tobacco Fest committee thanks community

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival committee wants to say thank-you for a great year.

    We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Artic Cat andPaul’s Tire, as well as the businesses, private donors and others in the Carroll County community

    for their continued support. Without each and every one of you, this event would not be possible.

    Daisy Hughes and the Carroll County

    Tobacco Festival committee

    Carroll County

  • 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.