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  • Pension chairman: Bevin out of bounds on removal

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thomas Elliott is asking Franklin Circuit Court to declare that he remains chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees and that Gov. Matt Bevin’s order to remove Elliott from the Board is unconstitution¬al and void.

    In a lawsuit Friday, Elliott also asks the court to order the Bevin administration to not interfere with Elliott’s continuing “service as a trustee, member and chair of the Board.”

  • Bevin says he has ‘absolute authority’ to disband any state board

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin defended on Tuesday his decision to abolish and replace the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, saying he has “absolute authority” to disband any state board and commission.

    The Republican governor also dismissed any concern about possible legal action that Attorney General Andy Beshear might bring trying to stop the changes at U of L, saying Beshear has been “busy” filing frivolous lawsuits against him in recent weeks.

  • Fair candid happenings
  • Pig Wrestling at the fair

    Winners: Youth Division: Mud Hogs, 20.03 seconds; Teens: Mud Diggers, 35 seconds; Adults: Hawgg Jaws, 2 minutes 1 second.

  • KR255 Race comes to Carrollton June 25

    Kentucky American Water, along with Asbury University Center for Adventure Leadership in partnership with the Kentucky River Authority, will launch the first annual KR255 – a 255-mile endurance canoe/kayak race along the Kentucky River from the river’s origins in Eastern Kentucky to its northernmost point where it flows into the Ohio River on June 21.

    Competitors will have exactly 100 hours to complete the course.

    Competitors will launch their boats from the Beattyville Boat Ramp at 100 Water St., Beattyville, Ky. at 8 a.m. June 21.

  • Ghent mayor, commissioner to step down; city’s bicentennial celebration planned

    During the Ghent city meeting on June 14, Ghent Mayor Lonnie Mefford, announced he will officially step down at the Aug. 9 meeting.

    City Attorney William Brammell initially received a resignation letter from Mefford effective the June meeting, but suggested that Mefford withdraw the resignation, and date it for the future to give the city time to work on a replacement. Mefford complied and decided on the Aug. 9 date.

  • Public Records | June 23, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16, 2016 in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Donation | June 23, 2016