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Today's News

  • City targets delinquent business licenses

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    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.

  • Family still hopes for justice in C’ton woman’s ’07 death

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A year after a motorcycle accident took the life of a young woman and her unborn baby, the motorcycle driver, Bernard Kalep King, 25, has been arrested according to Shively Police Chief Ralph Miller.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell, 25, of Main Street, Carrollton, was a passenger on King’s bike and was killed July 2, 2007, when the bike crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits.

  • Fourth Carroll County Reads wrapped up at library

    When I was a kid, I loved to read. I remember spending dark, gloomy Saturdays reading books I’d taken out of the library at school, or our county library – to which I was a card-carrying member from a very early age.

    As an adult, I’m ashamed to say that I’m lucky to read more than one book a year.

    It’s my own fault, ultimately, for not taking the time to do it. The time is there, but the will doesn’t always follow.

  • Ready to make a spalsh in the summer sun
  • Farmers market season in full swing

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Looking for ripe, fresh tomatoes that won’t have you cringing with the thought of salmonella or E-coli? Why not check out your local RiverView Farmers Market.

    The market sells every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Courthouse downtown and every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at Hometown on highway 227.  

  • Trip to Calif. zoo will be dream come true for Conley, 9

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Kendall Conley, daughter of Mark and Cydney Conley of Carrollton, will be winging her way toward her wish at the San Diego Zoo during her Christmas vacation.

    She and her family found out this week that she has been granted a special behind-the-scenes tour of the famed zoo by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • New school administrators hit the road to meet parents

    By JEFF FREMIN

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Superintendent Lisa James has lived and worked in Carroll County for most of her life, but she wants to get to know the students and their families a little better.

    To do so, she and the principals, as well as other teachers and administrators, will be taking “Carroll County Schools on the Road” to various communities throughout the county.

  • Moore replaces Rowlett at board of ed; search continues for new TCHS principal

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The search is on for a new principal at Trimble County High School.

    After three years managing day-to-day operations at TCHS, Rebecca Moore has resigned from the school’s top administrative position to become the district’s Instructional Supervisor and Director of Federal Programs. The new positions were left vacant at the end of the 2007-08 school year, following the retirement of Sheila Rowlett.

  • Clinic aims to control rabies in county

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    The second most important thing you should do for your animals is to get them vaccinated, said veterinarian Dwight Wallace. The first is to get them wormed.

    Saturday is your chance to take care of both, and at a reduced price.

    Wallace of Wallace Animal Clinic in Carrollton is teaming up with the Three Rivers District Health Department to offer an annual rabies clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in the parking lot of the Carroll County Health Department at 401 11th St.