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Today's News

  • Franklin gives eight tips to keep your health healthy

    Love is in the air for February 2017. With holidays like Valentine’s Day reminding us about our heart, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about Heart Health Month and awareness that comes along with it.

    Heart Health month is celebrated every February and reminds us to be present in the choices we make daily to keep our hearts strong and healthy. According to The American Heart Association, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.”

  • Rules of the road for farm vehicles

    Planting season is quickly approaching, and with the warmer temperatures we have experienced this week, it has a lot of farmers itching to get a jump start on the growing season. Sometimes our farm work requires us to get on the main roads. Let us keep in mind the farm vehicle requirements for Kentucky provided by the Kentucky State Police.

    Moving farm implements are required to have a lead escort vehicle if a vehicle and load exceeds ten (10) feet, six (6) inches wide but does not exceed twelve (12) feet wide.

  • Jansen returns to Carroll Extension as FCS agent

    We have exciting news to share at the Carroll County Extension Office!

    We would like to welcome our new Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Cathy Jansen, to Carroll County!

    Cathy’s first day is Monday, Feb. 27. Please stop by the Extension Office and meet her! A welcome reception will follow in the coming weeks.

    To some of our residents, Cathy’s name may be very familiar—she was Carroll County’s 4-H Agent from 1997 to 2003. We are excited to welcome Cathy back to the community.

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  • Peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us

    Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold.

    Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended periods, threadfin shad begin to suffer from the cold water.

  • Tomlinson chairs the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his first meeting Feb. 8, in Frankfort, as chairman of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts.

    The KCADD is the association that represents the 600-plus board members of the 15 Area Development Districts throughout the Commonwealth. Tomlinson is in his second year chairing the board for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. 

  • Public Records | Feb. 16, 2017

    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, Feb. 8-9, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Be cautious about credit card offers

    College students and high school seniors headed for college may receive letters offering them credit cards with zero percent fees. They should read those offers carefully, advises the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Most cards that offer zero percent interest to new cardholders do so for only a limited time, perhaps six months. After that, the interest rate may rise to more than 20 percent, depending on the cardholder’s payment record during the introductory period.

  • Senior Calendar | Feb. 16, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Feb. 16: Day trip, Our Best Restaurant; cards, games, and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 a.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • University of Kentucky announces Dean’s List

    University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester includes Carroll County residents, Makena B. Kindoll, a junior majoring in Management; Arial Rebecca-Marie McBurney, a freshman, majoring in Pre-Marketing, Karlee Mykel, a sophomore, majoring in English and Elliann Elizabeth Yocum, a freshman majoring in Human Health Science.

  • Eastern Kentucky announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced the fall 2016 semester Dean’s List honors. The students listed from Carroll County are as follows: senior Steven Nicholas Abbott, senior Jacob Allen Wise, junior Allison Glenn Fornash, sophomore Amanda Danielle Lambert, freshman Sara Michelle Holloway, freshman Shianne Lee Mefford, and frehsman Allie Joanne Simmons.