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  • Public Records | Dec. 8, 2016

    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, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Bevin says Trump’s election improves outlook for Medicaid waiver

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald Leader

    The coming change of leadership in the White House has improved chances of federal approval of his plan to overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid program, Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday.

    The Republican governor also said “changes” must be made to the state’s ailing pension systems. It was reported earlier this week that the state’s pension debt has grown to $32.6 billion, one of the worst in the nation.

  • Dry conditions lead to stress, damage to plants on area farms

    Recent weather patterns have resulted in dry conditions in many areas across the state. Water is an essential component to plant mass and is vital to growth, carbohydrate production, and nutrient transport. During periods of below-average rainfall or when rain distribution is uneven, plant health may decline.

  • Proper diet, exercise can help prevent, control diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have prediabetes.

    Many people believe they can prevent or control this disease by taking various dietary supplements, but that may not be the case.

  • A Christmas Carroll brings parade, Santa, music downtown Saturday

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 3, with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.

    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • Awards for Champions
  • School Menu | Dec. 1, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Dec. 1: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.

    Friday, Dec. 2: Breakfast: Doughnut or banana bread; lunch: Chicken Parmesan or grilled cheese, steamed broccoli, steamed carrots, diced pears and breadstick.

  • Ohio Valley United Charities kicks off 2017 fund raising campaign

    “We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.

    In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.

    Services funded for area charities include:

  • District collects 14,997 items for Scouting for Food

    Between Nov. 14 and Nov. 18, the students and staff of the Carroll County School District collected 14,997 items as part of the Scouting for Food initiative. Compet-ing in the week-long canned food drive, each school held class and/or grade-level competitions to see which groups could collect the most items. Each school reported its overall numbers each day for a district-level competition as well.

    Here are the collection totals for each school:

    Kathryn Winn Primary: 4,614 items

    Cartmell Elementary: 7,709 items

  • Community Calendar | Dec. 1, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Dec. 2

    Stuff the Truck, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Carrollton Kroger, collecting dog food and cat food for the Carroll County Animal Shelter and local animal charities.

    Saturday, Dec. 3