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Today's News

  • Event provided fun, information for potential entrepreneurs

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Chamber of Commerce blew out all the stops with its Business Celebration Day on Courthouse Square.

    The event, also sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation, was intended to show off the best Carrollton has to offer.

    Surrounding the square were booths set up by 51 of the Chamber’s 130 members, complete with displays, pamphlets, brochures and give-aways.

  • National Bourbon Heritage Month raises spirited debate

    She downed the whiskey quickly, slammed the shot glass to the table and raised a rebel yell.

    Okay, not really, but that was what my friend teased she might do when we recently attended our first bourbon-scotch debate in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, which was created by the U.S. Senate in 2007.

  • Residents say thank you

    To the editor,

    We want to take this time to say thank you to Marilyn and Randy Webb for all the wonderful care and thoughtfulness shown to residents at Fairground Place Apartments during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

    Ms. Marilyn has cooked all of our meals outside on a grill and Mr. Randy has brought hot coffee to us.

    We have elderly residents living here that are on walkers and in wheelchairs and the Webb’s have gone far and beyond their calling to see that everyone here is safe and well taken care of.

  • Cross-country teams among top 5 in state

    Members of the Trimble County High School cross-country team are off to a fast start this season. On Sept 9, the team traveled to Henry County to participate in 1600-meter and 5K runs, alongside athletes from Owen, Carroll and Henry counties, as well as Eminence Independent Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    Results from the 1600m girls race were:

    Erin Gonterman, 1st, Olivia Cooley, 3rd, Kirsten Baird, 5th, Morgan Chappell, 9th, Katie Gonterman, 14th, Amber Bowyer, 16th, Naidelyn Cabada, 18th, Bonnie Wilson, 20th, Kayla Bailey, 23rd, and Allanis Rosell, 26th.

  • DAMAGE, DAMAGE, EVERYWHERE

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The phone lines in the dispatch office lit up and stayed that way for five hours Sunday, Sept. 14, as the winds from Hurricane Ike blew through Carroll County –  1,112 miles from Galveston, Texas, where it originally came ashore.

    The sustained winds damaged trees, houses and barns from Carrollton to Sanders, and from Ghent to Kings Ridge Road. Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said wind gusts were clocked at 60-75 mph throughout the afternoon.

  • Officer threatened with gun at Carrollton apartment

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    When Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry answered a harassment call between two neighbors at 1210 Lauren Drive, he found himself on the business end of a fully loaded 380 handgun.

    In his report, Embry said that he responded to the call at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14., off of Highland Avenue. He said Duwanna McCollum of Apt. 32 filed a complaint against neighbor Michael Anderson of Apt. 21.

  • FATS prepares officers for danger

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A few weeks ago, I sat in the cold, darkened training room in Carrollton’s City Hall, watching city and county employees train on the Firearms Training Simulator program. The digital program – known as FATS – projects onto a large screen, life-like situations in which trainees must determine how to subdue a suspect.

    I didn’t think that I could measure up to their training in such situations – even with “virtual” suspects.

  • Heritage Saturday returns to Masterson House

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Take a step back in time to see historic craft demonstrations, sample homemade butter, have a music lesson on a duclimer, and enjoy life in Carroll County as it used to be.

    Heritage Saturday is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,  Sept. 20 at the Masterson House on U.S. 42 West,  across from Arkema, near the Carrollton city limits.

  • IKE BLOWS THROUGH TRIMBLE COUNTY

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Saturday’s bright sunny skies and calm winds gave little warning of what Sunday would bring.

    Although forecasters with the National Weather Service had warned of winds gusting up to 35 mph as the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the Ohio River Valley, the windstorm actually brought winds clocking at twice that speed, according to an NWS spokesman.

  • In Sanders, neighbors help clear debris after Ike's visit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The buzz of chainsaws filled the air Monday morning and afternoon, as residents in Sanders worked to clear away debris from one of the worst windstorms in recent memory.

    The path of Hurricane Ike, which swung on a northeasterly course Sunday after coming ashore Saturday in Texas, left a 200-mile-wide swath of destruction in about 12 other states, including Kentucky, according to Weather.com.

    While most residents in Carroll County did not lose power in the storm, the entire city of Sanders did.