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  • Summer reading program ends with Animal Avengers
  • Public Records | July 30, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk

  • Death by confinement

    The State Journal
    Whether it’s from stupidity, negligence, being distracted — or some combination of the three — the number of children and pets that die in closed-up cars each summer is staggering. Perhaps in relative terms the numbers aren’t so large — 38 kids and more than 150 dogs — but for something that is totally preventable, even one of each would be far too many and a tragedy in the lives of those involved.

  • KOHS, KSP launch ‘Move Over’ campaign to protect those who protect us

    Every day on our roadways, emergency responders and public safety personnel put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is joining the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to promote the message: Move Over.  It’s the Law.

     “Our vision is to create a safe transportation system for all Kentuckians,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell. “That includes our men and women of law enforcement, emergency services and public safety.”

  • Carroll County at Work | Leah Payton (N is for Nurse)

    Chaos. Many people would feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed working in an emergency room with critical patients arriving on stretchers or taking care of a patient during a rocky ambulance ride. But for Leah Payton, RN, these are situations she thrives in.

    “ER is my first love and always has been,” she said. “I like the not-knowing, and you never know what is going to come in the door — the element of surprise.”

  • Hwy. 227 railroad crossing finally being fixed

    Reconstruction of the railroad crossing on Hwy. 227 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.  The project is expected to take four to five days to complete, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said in a news release.

  • How to select sunglasses

    Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Carroll County 4-H sends 58 to summer camp

    Kentucky 4-H Summer Camps offer an array of activities for youth. They can catch everything from fish to butterflies; identify trees and critters during nature hikes; learn to swim; use a canoe; take part in shooting sports; make arts and crafts; and participate in challenge courses. Youth also have the chance to sing and dance, make new friends and have fun.

  • Steps to safely and effectively remove mold from a building

    Torrential rains and the resulting flood damage that occurred this month left a path of destruction for some homeowners across Kentucky. Sunny skies and warm temperatures help to expedite clean-up efforts, but with high-moisture content in the air, conditions are ripe for the growth of mold and fungi in waterlogged buildings. It takes special care to safely and effectively remove mold from a flood-damaged building.