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Today's News

  • Health benefits of walking

    “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” –Charles Dickens

    Did you know that walking is the most popular physical activity among adults? This may be because it is so easy to do. Perhaps it is because there is no special equipment that is needed. Maybe it is because you can do it almost anywhere. Regardless of why it is the favorite, there are certainly many reasons why it is a good idea to walk.

  • Community Calendar | June 9, 2016

    New events

    June 3-11

    Carroll County Fair, held at the fair grounds behind Krogers, in Carrollton, stop in the News Democrat to get your free Carroll County Fair guide booklet.

    Thursday, June 9

    News-Democrat Publisher Jeff Moore and Editor Kristin Beck will be at Kroger from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. offering subscription specials! Also, stop by and sign up for the $50 Kroger card drawing and give Moore and Beck feedback on what you would like to see in the newspaper.

  • Winn garden renovated through Lowe’s grant

    The Kathryn Winn Primary school courtyard is a flurry of activity as Lowe’s employees and local volunteers begin the renovation project funded through a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

    The Winn project is one of three district projects funded by the grant program. A sidewalk at Carroll County High School and an outdoor learning space at Carroll County Middle School each received $5,000 through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.

  • Bach crowned Miss Carroll County Fair
  • Carroll County District Court Records | June 9, 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.

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  • I-71/I-75 pavement project underway in Kenton County

    Construction crews began a major pavement replacement project on I-71/I-75 in Kenton County on June 3.

     “The northbound pavement section beginning at the I-275 interchange in Erlanger extending north just before the US 25 (Dixie Highway) interchange will be removed and replaced with new concrete,” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington. “This section of roadway will be replaced to provide a safer and smoother ride for all those who travel on the I-71/I-75 interstate.”

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  • Life expectancy in Carroll lower than state average

    By DANIELLE RAY

    Kentucky Health News

    A life spent in Carroll County is expected to be shorter than one spent in most neighboring counties. Health researchers say that’s due to a complex web of factors that influence health — opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Curell retires after career in education

    After 44 years in education, Carroll County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel and Chief Operations Officer Larry Curell is retiring.

    Curell was born in Flint, Mich., and is a graduate of Mt. Carmel School, a Christian school located in Breathitt County, Ky.

    He graduated from Asbury University with a double major and needed one class from Xavier University to receive his DPP certification. Curell said that Kentucky is one of the few states that have a director of pupil personnel in its staffing structure.

  • McNeal retires after career in education

    “Scary” is how Pam McNeal described her upcoming retirement as coordinator of the Carroll County Head Start program in an interview June 6.

    “This is a new phase for me and the unknown can be scary,” McNeal said.

    McNeal, a Carroll County native, is retiring with 24 years of service in education. She taught fourth grade at Gallatin County for six years and then spent nine years at Cartmell Elementary as a fourth grade teacher and reading intervention specialist before going to the Head Start program for her final nine years.