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Today's News

  • Good-old-boy politics thriving in Carroll County

    Editor:

    Good-old-boy politics is alive and well in the Carroll County Democrat Executive Committee.  On Aug. 8, there were eight people who applied to be the Democrat candidate for constable in District 3.

    Of the eight candidates, two expressed having some degree of law enforcement training; a third had served a year as a police officer in northern Kentucky and spent several years as a military police officer with training in investigative police work.     

  • Two months late, courthouse addition still not complete

    More than two months after the expected construction completion date, officials are still awaiting finishing touches to the Trimble County courthouse addition.

    During the Aug. 18 regular meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court, magistrates received an update on the project from architect Bing Ewen of DLZ, Inc.

  • Milton battles rising fuel costs

    Increased fuel prices, which continue to affect everything from automobile parts to construction supplies, have left Milton commissioners seeking creative solutions in a battle to stay within budget.

  • Animals have feelings and shouldn’t be abused

    Editor:

    This story is about animal rights, and if you’re thinking why I wrote this story it’s because I hate seeing animals being abused like they are.

    Have you ever seen an animal get abused like on TV?  It’s just the same in the real world also. Animals can’t talk, so they can’t tell you what they want.

    And they can’t tell you if it hurts or if they don’t like something. So that’s why people abuse them like that.

  • Candidates file for local races

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The list of candidates for the November election for local races has been released, and most will go uncontested.

    Interim Carroll County Clerk Patti Mefford released the names of candidates for Carroll County School Board; Carrollton City Council; Ghent, Sanders, Prestonville and Worthville city commissions; and the Soil and Water Conservation Board.

  • Business venture brings siblings closer together

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Crafts, antiques and a friendly atmosphere are a few things you can expect when you stop in “Simply Coffee & Crafts,” located at 427 Main St. in Carrollton.

    The family-owned and operated shop just opened in March and has been going “steady” ever since, said Debbie Supplee, one of six siblings who run the business.

    Supplee describes the shop as a “something to do” place for people of all ages, especially those who consider themselves collectors.

  • Congrats to scholars

    To the editor,

    Every year the Governor’s Scholars Program is open to any school in Kentucky. For the past two years, Trimble County High School has had five students each year participate in the program. Each year the students applying have to fill out a lengthy application including extra-curricular activities, ACT score, and an essay. This year the program had budget cuts, making the program harder to get accepted in to.

  • Webster, hospital win chamber awards

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce racked up some major dough for scholarships and honored individuals and groups at its annual banquet.

    The gala Thursday night at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center drew local government officials and representatives from local businesses and industries.

  • To the editor,

    What ever happened to enjoying a small town parade and letting the kids have fun outside while you catch up with friends? In a time when everything seems so hectic, kids are glued to the computer and the price of gas is limiting our ability to have fun, it’s time to take a step back and enjoy ourselves and this great community.

    We have the perfect opportunity for that. The Trimble County High School Raider football team is hosting their annual Midnight Madness Saturday, August 23.

  • Coach appreciates support for softball

    Editor:

    I’ve been coaching three softball teams since mid-March and would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped me make it through the summer months of practice, games and travel.