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Today's News

  • Troxell enjoys hands-on challenge of working as a licensed electrician

    Electrician Phillip Troxell prides himself on being a hard and honest worker who puts God first in his life. Owner of Tropiz General Contractor, formerly Troxell’s Electric, he has performed electrical work for more than 30 years. 

    “My ex-father-in law, Jim Hedges, taught me how to do it,” he said. “He just put me out there because I’m not very intelligent on reading stuff from a book, so hands-on [work] and started picking it up.”

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  • Pirates of Penzance

    Carroll County High School drama performed “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21.

  • Event shows students the real consequences of alcohol, drug use

    Community partners in Carroll County held a two-day event March 19 and 20 called Truth and Consequences. The event is a program that derives from Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service in Clinton County, Ky., and is utilized across the state in many counties. This year Carroll County’s Extension Office partnered up with Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Carroll County Schools to bring a community and school-based event.

  • Expensive college a burden to everyone

    Students who attend one of the 16 community colleges in Kentucky received good news recently about their tuition bills. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents voted Friday to leave tuition unchanged for another year. That’s a reversal of their decision previously to hike tuition from $147 to $150 per credit hour in 2015-16.

  • New laws to benefit Kentuckians

    Each legislative session, the public understandably focuses most of its attention on the biggest issues facing the General Assembly, which this year range from addressing a heroin epidemic to modernizing rules for the telecommunications industry.

  • Public records | Mar. 26, 2015

    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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  • Cartmell students put their leadership skills on display

    Cartmell Elementary School hosted its first Leadership Day Monday, March 23. Visitors from the community were treated to breakfast, a guided tour of the school and student-led information sessions. Leadership Days are part of the Leader in Me initiative, which is based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

  • Carroll grad now a national champion

    Former Carroll County girls’ basketball standout Hannah Devine is now an NCAA champion.

    Devine’s Thomas More Lady Saints captured the NCAA Division III national championship March 21.

  • School Menu | Mar. 26, 2015

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

    Thursday, March 26: Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: soft taco, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese/salsa, sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice, grapes or fruit cocktail. Carroll County High School and middle school will offer: sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast.