Today's News

  • Even the poorest children know education is the key


    The News-Democrat

    While the Carroll County Reads program is all wrapped up, I am still thinking about some of the issues the book, “Three Cups of Tea,” raised in my mind.

    I picture these poorest of children living in mud-walled houses that are heated in the winter with dried yak dung.

    Yes, yak dung.

    The families have very little. For some, a good quilt is an heirloom to be handled with great care and brought out only for the most important company.

  • ‘Welcome Bag’ donors made good memories


    On behalf of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Office, I would like to thank those who contributed to the “Welcome Bag” items distributed to members and competitors at the National Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament May 13-17 at Point Park in Carrollton.

  • Catalytic converter theft latest trend hitting Carrollton


    The News-Democrat

    “People really need to watch where they’re parking their cars,” said Gary Garriott, owner of Muffler Pro in Carrollton, Ky., warning of the rise in catalytic converter thefts in the county and the state.

    Garriott said he has had 20 customers come in for repairs because of stolen converters in the past month. Part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, the catalytic converter takes unburned gases and purifies them before they are emitted into the air.

  • Submerged car offers no clues in disappearance of Shelby woman


    The Trimble Banner

    How, when or why the vehicle became submerged in the Ohio River may never be known. Likewise, police are at a loss to explain why it took so long for it to be discovered.

    They do, however, know that the vehicle discovered over July 4th weekend near the Milton boat ramp is unrelated to the disappearance of a Shelby County, KY woman missing since May.

  • Accused killer of former Trimble County resident allegedly shot another in 2007


    Landmark News Service

    Henry County District Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.

  • First Baby Bottle fund-raiser success for women’s program


    The first Baby Bottle fund-raiser showed overwhelming support toward Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services.

    Area church congregations took home more than 400 baby bottles on Mothers Day and returned them on Fathers Day filled with checks, cash and coins totaling just over $5,000.

    The money will be used to purchase educational materials and will assist in opening the pregnancy center later this fall.

  • King family reunion was well-attended, fun


    The King family held its 47th reunion on July 13, 56 family members turning out for the event. They came as far away as Greensburg, Ind., and Shepardsville Ky. Some were from Warsaw and Owenton, Ky. Many were from right here in Carrollton.

    There were stories told and old pictures to share of family history past. Many games were played and good old home cooking shared.

  • Back to the Past Bluegrass Bash at Butler Park this weekend


    The News-Democrat

    Travel back to the past to keep bluegrass music in the future: Come out to the Bluegrass Bash this Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The annual “Back to the Past for the Future Bluegrass Bash” will take place at the new venue, near the Kentucky Veterans Memorial, for a second year, and the theme, again, is “A Tribute to our Veterans.”

    Fans are encouraged to  to bring items or letters to send to U.S. soldiers overseas.

  • City targets delinquent business licenses


    The News-Democrat

    Some local businesses were on a list Tuesday to get a visit from Carrollton police officers.

    And the news wouldn’t be good.

    Starting yesterday, officers will be closing the doors of local businesses for failing to renew their city business licenses. Nineteen local businesses originally were on the list, but eight had paid up by press time Tuesday and two others had notified the city they are no longer in business.

    Twenty-one out-of-town businesses will be receiving similar notices.

  • Signups start this month for county youth soccer

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will be having soccer sign-ups July 21 through August 1 for children 3-13 years old. Sign-ups will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the third-floor office in the Carroll County Courthouse, downtown Carrollton.

    Fees for the leagues are: children 5 and younger, $15; children in the four leagues for 6- through 13-year-olds, $25, plus $15 for each sibling.