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Today's News

  • Governor’s budget includes deep cuts, no tax reform

    Most days during a legislative session, it is not uncommon to see supporters in the Capitol Rotunda rallying for a variety of important causes.  Each event may be different, but they collectively serve as powerful reminders that the votes we in the House and Senate take just two floors away have a real impact on the direction Kentucky takes.

  • Budget step toward financial health

    Despite the slick roads and thick accumulation of snow across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky General Assembly returned ready to work following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. The general atmosphere in the Capitol was one of anticipation as citizens rallied for causes in the Rotunda and met with their legislators throughout the week. 

  • Kentucky high school shooting leaves 2 people dead, 17 injured

    By THOMAS NOVELLY

    Courier-Journal

    When Heather Ligon arrived at her two sons’ safe place near Marshall County High School on Tuesday, her youngest son, just 14, was crawling to her on hands and knees in a panic.

    Ligon’s sons Bryan, 14, and James Dylan, 18, were inside the school when a 15-year-old student opened fire on Tuesday, killing two students and wounding 12 others. Five other teens were hurt while fleeing, police said.

  • What we know now: Marshall County High School shooting

    By THOMAS NOVELLY

    Courier-Journal

    Benton, Ky., was shaken to its core Tuesday when a 15-year-old sophomore went on a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring more than a dozen.

    Here’s what we know now.

    Rising numbers

    While initial reports from Gov. Matt Bevin, witnesses, and Kentucky State Police were spotty, the final numbers of those injured rose overnight.

  • Public Records | Jan. 25, 2018

    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, Jan. 17-18, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk presiding.

  • Carroll Panthers battle, but fall to South Oldham

    The Carroll County Panthers came out confident Tuesday night against South Oldham, frustrating the Dragons and forcing the starters to the bench for most of the first quarter. But South’s talent eventually overwhelmed the Panthers, as the Dragons left Carroll County with a 91-69 victory.

  • Walton-Verona defeats Carroll in All ‘A’ championship

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers went toe-to-toe with Walton-Verona for two quarters, but Carroll could not maintain the pace in the second half as Walton-Verona captured the Eighth Region All “A” championship Jan. 19, 72-36.

  • All ‘A’ All-Tournament Team
  • Support each other in times of tragedy

    Events that cause negative stress are known as traumatic events. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic events are “marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death…and affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.”

  • January important to heifer growth

    Dr. Les Anderson, UK Beef Extension Specialist, stresses that January is an important “check-point” in spring heifer development programs. The key to proper heifer development lies in understanding the factors that influence conception in yearling heifers.

    One key factor regulating heifer fertility is age at puberty. Most producers do not consider age at puberty of their heifers to be a major problem, yet few know how many heifers are actually cyclic at the beginning of the breeding season.