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Today's News

  • Enjoy the holidays, but don’t let them ruin your progress

    As much as your training requires you being honest with yourself in the gym, something else you must be honest about is food intake! Are you sure you know exactly what you’re eating, every day?

    Many people make the fatal error of grossly misjudging what they’re actually consuming. With Christmas around the corner, there’s no better time to talk about the reality of food intake. 

  • Ghent hires new maintenance man

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    During the regular meeting of the Ghent City Commission on Nov. 14, the board unanimously voted to hire David “Scoobie” Hendren as the new maintenance man for the city of Ghent. Bobby Snow submitted his resignation letter to the board in October, after announcing he was running for Magistrate of District 3. He told the board he would stay till a replacement was found.

  • Kentucky Coroner’s Association seeks drug disposal system

    By ZAC OAKES

    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    A little-known aspect of a county coroner’s job duties has been gaining some recognition around the state, as the Kentucky Coroner’s Association is lobbying for legislation that creates a state protocol for how county coroners are to handle the disposal of drugs recovered from a death scene.

    Taylor County Coroner Daniel Cook said this is a relatively unknown aspect of his job as Taylor County coroner.

  • Report: 1,176 public workers in Kentucky took paid leave to vote–but they didn’t

    By JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    More than 1,300 public employees in Kentucky claimed four hours of paid leave to vote in two recent elections but were not entitled to the benefit, costing taxpayers more than $102,000, state Auditor Mike Harmon said Tuesday.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 7, 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

  • 2017 Visions of Sugar Plums Winners

    Grand prize winner: Julie Wolf

    Cake

    First place - Vicky Hadley

    Second place - Lisa Weisman

    Third place - Martha Noffsinger

    Pie

    First place - Tammy Tilley

    Second place - Joan Wright

    Third place - Phyllis Leach

    Cookies and Candy

    First place - Julie Wolf

    Second place - Gigi Rodgers

    Third place - Mary Foster

    Miscellaneous

    First place - Julie Wolf

  • Beshear warns of ‘Mystery Shopper’ seasonal employment scam 

    Kentuckians looking to make extra money in time for the Christmas season need to watch out for seasonal employment scams, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.

    Beshear said his office issued a scam alert today after receiving multiple reports from Kentuckians who said they responded to a seasonal mystery shopper job advertisement that turned out to be a scam. A resident in Scott County reported losing $2,000 to the scam this week.

  • Drawdown underway at Beaver Lake in Anderson

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is lowering Beaver Lake in Anderson County as part of an intensive project to improve fish populations through habitat work.

    “We will draw Beaver Lake down 8 feet for a large scale fish habitat project, similar to what we did last year on Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

  • Herbst warns, not all firewood is created equal

    Fires in the fireplace or outside in the fire pit are intrinsically connected to our visions of nestling in for a long comfy winter. Let the winter bring its ice and snow if it wants! Inside, we have a fire to snuggle up to.

  • Panthers unable to close out the win over Lloyd in opener

    Second chance points off of offensive rebounds was the story of the game, as the Carroll County Panthers dropped their season opener to Lloyd Memorial, 58-49, Nov. 28. Carroll County led by eight points with almost five minutes left in the third quarter, but were outscored 34-15 the rest of the way.