Today's News

  • Vannarsdall, 10, reels in 7-pounder


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Board raises meal prices; Dow presents $10,000 to library project


    N-D Correspondent

    Breakfast and lunch at the Carroll County schools will cost a bit more when school starts Aug. 7.

    Patty Burgess, director of food service, requested a 15-cent increase for student breakfasts and a 5-cent increase for student lunches at all schools. She also asked for a 25-cent increase for adult breakfasts and lunches. The board approved both requests at the July 24 meeting.

  • Penick named chief nurse at Carroll County hospital


    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.

    Penick tells the story about how she came to be born at CCMH to all new hires as they participate in a one-day orientation at the hospital.

  • Thanks for St. Jude donations

    To the editor,

    The children of Debbie’s Daycare in Bedford want to thank everyone who sent donations and gave money at the roadside collection site, along with the ladies at the cemetery who donated to our cause the day of the St. Jude’s walk/trike-a-thon July 11.

  • Reunion organizers seek 1973 classmates


    The CCHS class of 1973 is planning its 35-year reunion in October. We want to have a full house, but there are a few “missing” classmates.  

    They are: James Andrew, Juanita Barganier, Debra Boaz, Charles Clifton, Ricky Good, James Proctor, Charles Taylor and Bill Walters.

    If you know the addresses where these people are living, or how to contact them by phone or by e-mail, please contact me at mbakercchs@aol.com or (502) 499-6110.

    Melanie Baker

    Louisville, Ky.

  • Trimble County Public Library Summer Reading Program Finale
  • Banker responds to concern

    To the editor,

    We have received numerous questions regarding bank safety and insurance coverage on deposits. These consumer concerns are warranted, given the highly publicized meltdown of the subprime mortgage market, housing market crisis, IndyMac Bank issues, state of the overall banking industry, etc. I want to take this opportunity to address some of the more frequently asked questions.