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Today's News

  • Wanted: Slow-minded man with money or cash-strapped, talented handyman

    I may be a domestic goddess, but does that mean I have to be the female equivalent of Bob Vila?

    My latest escapade in home repair began at 9:30 last Saturday morning. After leisurely crawling from my comfy bed, I uncharacteristically decided to immediately shower and begin a full day of errands. To my chagrin, only lukewarm water flowed from the pipes when I turned the knob labeled “hot.”

  • Girl Scout’s license-plate project comes to fruition

    Editor:

    Starting the week of Aug. 11, Kentucky residents can order the license plate that supports Autism Awareness. It is the Girl Scout project of an Oldham County teen-ager, Natalie Pope. She completed all of the Girl Scout prerequisites necessary, she designed the license plate, she took orders and followed the “red” tape all the way to the end. This process has taken Natalie about a year and a half to complete.

  • Still the 'new guy' on the force

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Brian Denton is still the new guy at the Trimble County sheriff’s office.

    Despite nearly two years experience working for the department, Denton knows many people still refer to him as “rookie” or “the new guy.” But that doesn’t bother the self-proclaimed “boring guy” who traded a career in graphic design for a badge and gun.

  • Parade, celebrity tug-of-war adds to Madness

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Even folks who don’t enjoy football can have a good time at Raider Midnight Madness.

    The annual event, which provides financial support for the Trimble County High School Raider football team, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 and features more to see and do than ever before.

  • City council accepts resignations of Gordon, Hunt

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council accepted resignations from two city employees at its meeting Monday, July 28.

    City Police Officer Jeff Gordon will leave the department Aug. 11. Gordon is moving to Indiana.

    Public Works secretary Rachel Hunt is leaving Aug. 7 to take a teaching position at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

  • Summer program gave artist new experiences

    Have you ever had an experience that made you know you were really alive? I don’t just mean alive as in living and breathing; I mean a time when you felt as though you could do anything you put your mind to?  

    I had this type of experience at Governor’s School for the Arts this summer, where I studied instrumental music on the flute.  The faculty members were amazing performers and teachers. They were encouraging and positive, and helped us improve our music in even the most minuscule ways.

  • Vannarsdall, 10, reels in 7-pounder

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Dakota Vannarsdall, a young local angler, doesn’t have to tell any “fish tales” about the one that got away.

    It took three tries, but Dakota and his brother, Logan, finally dragged in a large-mouth bass weighing almost 7 pounds to the edge of a local farm pond. The fish measured 21 inches long.

    Dakota is the 10-year-old son of Keith and Missy Vannarsdall, and said he loves to fish almost as much as he loves playing basketball.

  • Golf scramble for Ky. sheriffs’ camp a success

    Editor:

    The 13th annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble was Monday, July 14, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

    Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith co-hosted the event, which was a huge success. Proceeds benefit boys and girls ages 8-11 from throughout Kentucky, allowing them to attend the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch.

  • Former fire chief respected volunteers

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Understanding the heart of the volunteer was one of the ways Jack Miles, former Carrollton fire chief and dispatch supervisor, will be remembered.

    Miles, 74, died July 23 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice Unit in Edgewood, Ky.

    Miles began his 23-year career for the city as an engineer, dispatcher and then jailer in the building that used to stand at 512 Sycamore St.

  • Carroll’s U10, U12 softball teams go far in tournaments

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It was all softball all weekend at the county’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Thirteen teams took the fields in two tournaments Saturday and Sunday for the Under 10 and Under 12 age groups.

    Carroll County fielded three teams in the weekend marathon, one in U10 and two in U12.

    Saturday was devoted to pool play in both divisions. Winners of those games determined the brackets in Sunday’s games.