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Today's News

  • Use restaurant visits to fuel creativity in home kitchen

    Hello once again, my friends. As I look out the window on this beautiful February day I can only think of how much it has changed over the past few days. It was snowing and cold three days ago and now the sun is shining and the temperatures are creeping up to around 60. If you don’t like the weather just give it a day, it will change.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New Fishing Regulations for 2018

    By LEE McCLELLAN

    Kentucky Afield

    A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Kentucky inspect species vary in susceptibility to the cold

    Surviving Kentucky winters is a challenge for cold-blooded arthropods. A few species, such as the monarch butterfly, leave cold weather to the hardy and fly south for the winter. Those that remain use “diapause” to survive this inhospitable time of year.

  • Making the most out of your tax refund

    Tax refund season: It’s like Christmas come early! Or late? Either way, tax refund season is an excellent opportunity to begin the new year making wise financial decisions.

  • ‘Be like Hur’

    This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.

  • Church news | Feb. 22, 2018

    Church security training class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

  • House should take closer look at measures and ‘do no harm’

    My work as a state legislator may not have much in common with a doctor’s, but when I am considering which bills to support or oppose, I keep that profession’s primary rule in mind: First, do no harm.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisions to be made. In an era where costs are outpacing revenues, we’re just not able to do all we would like.

    At the same time, I believe the state needs to do the most good for the most people whenever possible, which is why some of the legislation being considered this year raises concerns.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 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

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Feb. 22, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 22

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at Collide Meeting Center, 1208 Highland Ave.

  • Lockdown drill held Feb. 21, at CCHS, CCMS

    The Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School held a lock down drill Wednesday, Feb. 21, to practice for emergency situations.

    In conjunction with the drill, the Carrollton Police Department's K-9 units, and personnel from the school conducted a search for illegal drugs in the hallways and parking lots of each school, according to a CPD news release.

    As a result of the search a 17-year-old male juvenile was charged for possession of marijuana that was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of the high school.