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Today's News

  • Massie urges Congress not to pass bill similar to last year’s Innovation Act

    At the recent Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I see the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.

  • Senate, House work to find some common ground on heroin legislation

    As we approach the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session, we have been working diligently to complete our consideration of Senate bills while also vetting legislation that has been passed by the House. We will begin considering several additional House bills next week and, on Monday, the Senate plans to pass the first bill to receive the approval of both legislative chambers.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | March 5, 2015

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 25-26, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Absence of choices in politics denies citizens a better quality of life

    What if.

    There is nothing quite as important as spending a few moments of our personal time asking the very basic question, “What if?”

  • House Bill 4 a far reach to pass, but would benefit teachers’ retirement

    While each legislative session is different, many of the bills the General Assembly considers every year tend to be grouped in just a handful of categories: education, health, public protection, economic development and streamlining government services.

    All of them came into play last week as the House worked through the remainder of our high-profile bills and many others that are also now ready for the Senate’s consideration.

  • 2015 All-District Honors

     

    Lauren Moore, Miranda Groseclose, Haley Dermon and Evan McMahan were named to the 31st District All-Tournament Team.

  • 2015 NCKC Honors

    Jackson “Boo” Donahue, Isaiah Hogan and Lauren Moore were named to the North Central Kentucky Conference 2014-2015 All Conference Team. 


  • Carroll drought leads to District championship loss, 62-35

    The Carroll County girls basketball team just could not find its shooting eye in Friday night’s 31st District championship loss to Gallatin County, 62-35.

    “We have been in every game this year until this one,” Carroll County head coach Paul Stone.

    Carroll had opportunities to score with good looks and open shots, but was unable to get the ball to go in the basket.

    “We had good looks tonight,” Stone said. “The girls just couldn’t get the ball to go in.”

  • Agriculture Risk Coverage signup deadline extended to March 31

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015.

    The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015. 

  • Add some green to your plate

    Try this new take on an old family favorite on Saint Patrick’s Day, or any day that you want to add some color to your plate. Green peas add the festive color and slightly sweet flavor, while garlic and pepper add some zip.

     

    Green-Mash Potatoes

    7 potatoes (medium size, about 1 cup each), peeled and diced

    1 cup skim milk, divided

    2 garlic cloves, peeled

    1 cup frozen peas

    2 tablespoons butter

    1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)

    ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt