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Today's News

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 25, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 25

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at Collide Meeting Center, 1208 Highland Ave.

  • CCRTA held annual meeting Jan. 19

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met Jan. 19, at the Two Rivers Restaurant with sixmembers in attendance. The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. The treasurer reported that 46 people had paid their dues. This is a record membership for the association. The treasurer’s report was approved.

  • FIRE! Carrollton business district burns – again – in 1895

    Thursday, Sept. 5, was a typical day in downtown Carrollton. Businesses had opened; people were coming and going, greeting each other as they passed on the street. Merchants were gearing up for a busy and profitable day.

    Everything changed shortly after noon that day. The Carrollton Democrat told the tale on Sept. 6, under the headline “$60,000 Gone Up in Smoke. Our Little City Visited by a Disastrous Conflagration”:

  • ‘Devastating’ cut could mean some retired Kentucky teachers pay more in insurance

    By TOM LOFTUS

    Courier-Journal

    Many retired teachers would pay thousands of dollars per year more for health insurance under Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 2018-20 state budget, say advocates for retired teachers.

    While Bevin’s proposed budget fully funds pension benefits for teachers for the next two years, it provides no state dollars for retired teacher health insurance.

    This budget cut would hit teachers who have retired since July 1, 2010, and are not yet 65 — when teachers qualify for Medicare coverage.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 25, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • 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.