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Today's News

  • Bevin makes plea on Facebook for pension overhaul

    By KARLA WARD

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Matt Bevin took to Facebook Saturday night, urging citizens to contact their legislators and ask them to address the ailing pension system for state workers.

    Bevin said in a four-minute Facebook video that the teachers’ retirement system will likely run out of money in 12 to 15 years unless structural changes are made.

  • Ky Afield: Spring turkey season approaching

    The landscape awakens almost spontaneously from its winter slumber. Winter flocks break up into smaller groups. Innumerable turkey calls and lifelike decoys reappear at sporting goods retailers.

    Turkey hunters interpret these occurrences as signs that it will not be long before they are easing into their spots before dawn, filled with anticipation.

  • Carroll County High School February Students of the Month

    Students of the Month were nominated by their teachers and exemplified one or more of the following characteristics during the month of February: leadership, citizenship, responsibility, positivity, respect and academic achievement.

  • School Menu | March 22, 2018

    Thursday, March 22: Breakfast: Dutch waffle with yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Chicken and waffles or scrambled egg and waffles, syrup, potato wedges, steamed broccoli, pear halves or orange.

    Friday, March 23: Breakfast: cinnamon roll or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Roast beef and gravy with roll or grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, banana or fruit sorbet.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 22, 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

  • Hornback outlines bills Senate passed

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee early next week.

  • Marsy’s Law would keep crime victims better informed on their case; on November ballot

    Since each has generated countless news stories and social media posts, it’s certainly understandable if the public thinks this year’s legislative session is just about the state budget and possible reforms of our public retirement systems.

    While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time in the Capitol this year, that shouldn’t overshadow the many other issues that the House and Senate are also considering.  They may not be as far-reaching, but they will have an impact just the same.

  • Students learn the consequences of drugs

    At the end of March community partners in Carroll County hold an event called Truth and Consequences. The event is a program that derived from Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service in Clinton County, Ky. and is used in many counties across the state. This year Carroll County’s Extension Office partnered up with Carroll County Schools, Youth Services, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and other organizations to bring a community- and school-based event.

  • Legislators talk pensions with Carroll County educators

    Teachers, educators and supporters of public education have lobbied and rallied in Frankfort the past few months, trying to secure as much money as possible for classrooms and pensions in this year’s biennial budget session.

    The most recent news from Frankfort made its way to Carroll County Friday as State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, and State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, met with teachers to provide an update and answer questions from the audience.

  • German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    With a combined $50,000 donation to the Carroll County School District’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs, German American Bank has changed the lives of hundreds of the county’s children. Bank executives presented the district’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs each with a $25,000 check on March 12.