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Today's News

  • Lytle Funeral Homes acquires Wood Oakley Funeral Home

    Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is pleased to announce the acquisition of Wood Oakley Funeral Home, the prominent funeral service provider in Milton, Kentucky.

  • Kentucky bills would offer death benefits for families of EMS employees

    By GREG KOCHER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Once again, bills have been filed in the Kentucky legislature that would provide a one-time death benefit to help the survivors of fallen employees of emergency medical services.

    The state pays a lump sum to the families of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty, but not to the survivors of EMS workers. Survivors of paramedics in Lexington are eligible for the benefits because they are part of the fire department.

  • Kentucky ranks last in protection of animals

    By BRENT SCHANDING and GAYLE DEATON

    The State Journal

    For the ninth year in a row, Kentucky ranks last among the 50 states for its protection of animals. That’s according to The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which bases its annual rankings on a comprehensive review of each jurisdiction’s animal protection laws. 

  • Public Records | Jan. 21, 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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  • City council reserves funds for new CFD ladder truck

    By a vote of 3-2, Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to earmark $325,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for a new ladder truck, in hopes of making its federal grant application more attractive. Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Hayley Franklin and Jeff Dickow voted in favor, while Councilmembers Dwight Louden and Mike Gordon voted against. Councilman Doug Hill was absent.

  • Carroll County at Work | Z is for zoo interpreter

    A love of animals since childhood has inspired Jefferson Community and Technical College students Veronica Dancy and Kelsey Hoskins to follow their dreams and make caring for animals a career.

    Both students participated in JCTC’s zoology certificate program during the fall semester, working at the Louisville Zoo as interpreters at the Boma African petting zoo.

  • Jones elected new Board of Ed chair

    Carroll County Board of Education elected officers and set meeting dates and times for the 2016 calendar year at a special meeting Jan. 7.
    Carolyn Jones will assume the reins as chairperson of the board, replacing Mona Kindoll who has said she would not run for another term when hers expires at the end of 2016. Rob Spenneberg was elected as vice-chair person. Tracie Crawford, Jon Conrad and Jim Crawford were reappointed as board secretary, board treasurer and board attorney, respectively.

  • Church News | Jan. 14, 2016

    Relevant Church begins Bible study

    Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. will hold a Bible study - lessons 1-14,  7:30 p.m. Thursdays from Jan 7 through April 7, 2016. All are welcome, for more information or transportation call (502) 732-4132.

    Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Jan. 23

  • New Year, New You: Spiritual resolutions

    It’s not too late for us to make a few New Year’s resolutions. In addition to those resolutions to exercise regularly, eat better, save money, get organized and call Mom more often, we can make room on our list for a few more improvements which will help us grow spiritually.

    In 2016 we can resolve to ...

    1) Be more aware of God’s presence in our life by spending 15–30 minutes a day in quiet prayer.

    2) Do your very best to attend services every Sunday.

    3) Ask for forgiveness on a daily basis.