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Today's News

  • Summer weddings mean tax changes for new couple

    This week I am sharing some tips from the IRS for those of you getting married this summer, or recently being or been married.

    Taxes may not be high on your summer wedding plan checklist. But you should be aware of the tax issues that come along with marriage. Here are some basic tips that can help keep those issues to a minimum:

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  • Kynect open sign up at library

    Did you miss the enrollment deadline for health insurance?

    Kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance marketplace, will have open sign up at the Carroll County Public Library every other Monday from 3-6 p.m., starting July 14. Submit an eligibility application — you may qualify for a no-cost insurance plan or a special enrollment period. Personnel will be on hand to help those attending apply for kynect at the library, or call (502) 536-0190.

  • More than 100 new laws now in effect

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — More than 100 new laws approved during Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly go into effect July 15, changing how the state deals with everything from acupuncture to voyeurism.

    Some of the new laws already are in effect because they contained an “emergency” clause. An example is Senate Bill 124, which allows physicians at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville to provide oil derived from marijuana and hemp to help people who suffer from certain severe seizures.

  • 5K walk/run July 19

    Brittany Belcher of Carrollton is hosting a 5K Walk/Run Saturday, July 19, at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Funds will benefit her participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Nov. 7-9, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the run/walk starts at 8 a.m. The cost is $25. 

  • 2014 Yellow Jackets sign ups

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets Football teams will hold sign-ups from 7-8 p.m., July 22 and 24, at the County Park. Children ages five to 12 years of age as of Aug. 1 are eligible to play. For more information, contact Scott Rose (502) 523-6856.

  • 2014 CCMS football sign ups

    Carroll County Middle School football practice will begin on Monday, July 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Carroll County High School Conditioning Center. Players MUST have physical form present. 

  • Oak promoted to assistant superintendent

    Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

    Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.

  • 2013 CCHS grad dies in car crash

    A 2013 Carroll County High School graduate died in a two-vehicle crash July 2, near the 4300 block of Hwy. 421 North in Trimble County.

  • Sheriff wants fiscal to hire more deputies

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman took time after returning from an emergency call to address the Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday about the need for more sheriffs’ deputies.

    Kinman said one deputy is on medical leave, leaving the department short-staffed with deputies working 60 or even 70 hours a week to make up the coverage difference.

    “We are not giving the people of Carroll County everything we can give them,” Kinman said.

  • Carrollton Office Supply owner retires after 30 years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Carrollton Office Supply store has a new owner after Janet Smith led the business since its opening in October 1984.

    Smith, who retired July 1, said Denise Wallace is continuing as manager, a position she has held for more than 17 years. Charlotte Wallace, Denise’s daughter-in-law, is now the store’s new owner.

    Smith said there were other offers made to purchase the business, but she accepted Wallace’s.