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Today's News

  • Mold, moisture can pose risks if left to grow in homes

    With all the rain we have been having, more moisture may build up inside your home from water damage due to leaks, condensation and increased humidity. 

    Molds produce tiny spores that travel through the air and either settle on surfaces to create new mold colonies or are inhaled creating allergic reactions or asthma in people.

    Molds can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present (including wood, paper, carpet and food).

  • ACT scores improve, but still below state bench mark

    Average ACT scores for Carroll County’s high school seniors showed improvements in 2014, with reading at its highest composite score in more than five years.

    Director of Academic Support Pam Williams shared the numbers with the Carroll County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21.

    All four categories — English, math, reading and science — and the overall composite score were above the results from testing in 2013. “We improved in all categories from the previous year,” Williams said.

  • Carroll County food pantry may build on Sixth Street

    Council gave its blessings to the Carroll County Food Pantry, indicating it would be comfortable donating city-owned property on Sixth Street between Main Street and Highland Avenue for the construction of a new food pantry building.

    Council and Food Pantry Vice President Bill Welty discussed what would happen if the food pantry dissolved. Mayor Gene McMurry said he would get an appraisal done and put a lien on the property for that amount, then turn the property over to the food pantry. Design and Review Board also will need to approve the building plans first, he said.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Aug. 28, 2014

    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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  • CCHS Classes of 1978 and 1979 reunion
  • Kentucky legislature goes to Northern Kentucky on Thursday

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Have a beef with the Kentucky General Assembly or want to tell them what a great job they’re doing?

    If you’re in Northern Kentucky today, you won’t have to go far.

    Legislators from around the state will come to Northern Kentucky to hold public meetings and tour the region for Developers’ Day.

  • Drivers brace for I-65 traffic delays in Louisville area due to construction

    By Grace Schneider and Charlie White

    The Courier-Journal

    The “Big Squeeze,” as it’s being called by officials, could become the “Big Headache” for motorists.

    A new phase of the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project that will start next week — and last for two years — will reduce Interstate 65 on the Indiana side of the Kennedy Bridge to two lanes in each direction, causing traffic delays on both sides of the river.

  • Neighbor helping neighbor

    If someone you know is elderly or dependent on life-sustaining or health-related equipment such as a ventilator, respirator or oxygen concentrator, you should make plans now to ensure their needs are met during severe weather and possible power outrages.

    Help them stock a home disaster kit including a flashlight and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable foods, essential medicines and extra blankets or sleeping bags.

  • Grimes, McConnell address tough questions at ‘Measure the Candidates’ forum Aug. 20

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    Landmark News Service

    After 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at their headquarters in Louisville on Aug. 20.

  • Giant veggies | Aug. 21, 2014