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Today's News

  • County real property tax rate decreases to 3.2 cents

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to reduce its tax rate on real property Tuesday, dropping it from 3.9 cents to 3.2 cents per $100 of value.

    The tax rate decision came as fiscal court held hearings on the tax rates for four other taxing entities in the county, due to a new state law, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    “The purpose is to give more exposure to the public about these taxing entities,” he said.

  • Promoted: Beck, Moore take on new responsibilities

    Staff members at The News-Democrat will assume new responsibilities beginning in September.

    Publisher Jeff Moore named Kristin Beck editor of the weekly newspaper, effective Sept. 12.

    The move came on the heels of the announcement that Moore has been named regional manager for Landmark Community Newspapers Northern Kentucky operations. He will continue to serve as publisher of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

  • Extra signage needed at archery range

    Neighbors near Camp Kysoc want additional signage posted to warn people about archery competitions and practice sessions.

    All stated their support for the 3 Rivers Archery Club and the work members have done to clear brush and set up areas for the targets for the sport. But they said they are concerned someone could wander in while the club is shooting from the neighborhood along Hwy. 227 at Gap Hill and Hilltop Drive or the cemetery that adjoins Camp Kysoc.

  • Reading with the Panthers
  • Local corn harvest could be reduced by lack of rainfall

    Lack of rainfall has put many corn producers in a bind across the state, forcing them to begin harvest before the normal time. 

    Early storage results in more days of warm, moist air before we reach the relatively secure air temperatures of 50 degrees or lower. This early harvest is compounded because the kernels are often still at very high moisture levels.

  • Mold, moisture can pose risks if left to grow in homes

    With all the rain we have been having, more moisture may build up inside your home from water damage due to leaks, condensation and increased humidity. 

    Molds produce tiny spores that travel through the air and either settle on surfaces to create new mold colonies or are inhaled creating allergic reactions or asthma in people.

    Molds can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present (including wood, paper, carpet and food).

  • ACT scores improve, but still below state bench mark

    Average ACT scores for Carroll County’s high school seniors showed improvements in 2014, with reading at its highest composite score in more than five years.

    Director of Academic Support Pam Williams shared the numbers with the Carroll County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21.

    All four categories — English, math, reading and science — and the overall composite score were above the results from testing in 2013. “We improved in all categories from the previous year,” Williams said.

  • Carroll County food pantry may build on Sixth Street

    Council gave its blessings to the Carroll County Food Pantry, indicating it would be comfortable donating city-owned property on Sixth Street between Main Street and Highland Avenue for the construction of a new food pantry building.

    Council and Food Pantry Vice President Bill Welty discussed what would happen if the food pantry dissolved. Mayor Gene McMurry said he would get an appraisal done and put a lien on the property for that amount, then turn the property over to the food pantry. Design and Review Board also will need to approve the building plans first, he said.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 28, 2014

    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.

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  • CCHS Classes of 1978 and 1979 reunion