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Today's News

  • Meet the players of the 2016 General Assembly

    By JOHN CHEVES

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    There are 138 members of the General Assembly when it’s at full capacity, often working alongside the governor and his senior staff; lower-level constitutional officers like the attorney general; professional Frankfort lobbyists; citizens’ advocacy groups; and others buzzing about the Capitol. Here are a few people in particular to watch this year’s 60-day legislative session which began Tuesday:

  • Community Theatre - New Year’s Eve at the Bad Habit Club

    “New Year’s Eve at the Bad Habit Club” featured a host of local actors. The short play was a part of the New Year’s Eve celebration at General Butler State Resort Park, sponsored by Friends of Butler and the park. The play was directed by Deborah Garrett and Mary Louden. Greg Beck was the technical director. The night also featured a buffet dinner and concert by The Rigby’s, a Beatles tribute band.

  • General Assembly to deal with new governor, same old money problems

    By JOHN CHEVES

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s legislature returns to Frankfort on Tuesday for a 60-day session featuring an ambitious Republican governor who wants to shake up state government, a solidly Republican Senate that intends to help him and a House that almost has slipped from Democrats’ hands.

  • Homecoming Court

    Carroll County High School’s winter homecoming will be held Friday, Jan. 8. The ceremony will be held between the JV and varsity boys basketball game at about 7:30 p.m. The Panthers take on Gallatin County.

  • Back in My Day | Daphna Maiden

    A self-described farm girl Daphna Maiden said she lived a good life.

  • Prestonville awarded a settlement from CanDo

    The lawsuit between the City of Prestonville and Can Do Construction Co. ended on Dec. 21, when Circuit Court Judge Leslie Knight entered a judgement against the contractor in favor of the city totaling $60,000. 

    During November’s meeting, the city commission authorized City Attorney Corey Gamm to settle with Can Do.  Gamm updated the board during its December meeting, telling the board the settlement had been signed by the judge in favor of the city.

  • Public Records | Jan. 7, 2016

    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

  • A look back at the year 2015

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2015.

    JANUARY

  • Year in Ky. business saw Toyota expand, bourbon boom, coal decline

    By TOM EBLEN

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    This was an eventful year for Kentucky businesses: Toyota accelerated, bourbon distillers rolled out more barrels, Tempur Sealy employees lost some sleep, King Coal coughed and wheezed, and so much more.

    As Toyota marked its third year as the world’s top-selling automaker, the Georgetown assembly plant that since 1988 has been churning out Camrys, Avalons and Venzas opened a new production line in October to make the Lexus ES 350.

  • Public Records | Dec. 31, 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.