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Today's News

  • Public Records | March 15, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 7-8, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Visiting the Homeland: Robert and John Howe of Carrollton travel to Ireland, 1876

    To celebrate the coming of St. Patrick’s Day, today we visit Ireland through the eyes of two brothers, sons of Irish immigrants John Howe and his wife Sarah Brown. John and Sarah left Ireland in 1847 for America. In Spring 1859, they moved to Carrollton, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

  • Getting the most from Medicare

    All of us desire to be healthy, and Medicare can help! Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you well. Preventive services can help you find health problems early, when issues are best treated, and can prevent you from getting certain illnesses. Medicare preventive services include screenings, lab tests, exams and shots.

  • Senior Calendar | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 15, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Student Art Show, artists from Carroll County High School and other Northern Kentucky high schools will exhibit work through the month of March, beginning March 3, in a variety of media. Awards in several categories will be given by the general Federation of women’s clubs of Kentucky.

  • Tomlinson ends year-long term as chair of Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts
  • Check your tax withholding on IRS website

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    Two-income families.

  • Lockdown drills are the law, vital for school safety

    Despite speculation circulating on social media, a lockdown drill recently held at Carroll County’s middle and high schools was not out of the ordinary and it was announced to students as a drill.

    Carroll County Schools issued a news release Tuesday, March 6, with additional information about the lockdown held Feb. 21, after an inquiry by The News-Democrat. The drills were held in conjunction with the Carrollton Police Department.

    KRS 158.164 mandates that schools conduct lockdown drills at least twice each school year.

  • Sewer, water repairs top list for Kysoc to be usable

    Kysoc Allegiance of Revitalization and Maintenance Advisors chairperson Dave Smith presented the group’s final report to Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 27. KARMA was charged with developing a plan prioritizing the needs to make the Camp Kysoc usable.

  • Live Your Passion | W = Wildlife Rescue, Rita Westrick

    As a young child living on Sixth Street in Carrollton, when Rita Westrick would come across a young animal in distress, she would borrow her sister’s bicycle that had a basket and pick the animal up and bring it home to try to nurse it back to good health.

    “She [Debbie Fothergill] absolutely hated when I borrowed her bike,” Westrick said. “Those were my first attempts at wildlife rescue.”

    Bulldozer operator Heavy Thomas lived across the street and she said he would bring her the nests he would dig up cleaning out fence rows.