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Today's News

  • Local fundraiser for C’ton woman’s brain surgery

    A Carrollton woman is hosting a fundraiser called Shop for Chiari April 22, to raise money for her brain surgery.

    LeaAnn Routon, 28, has Chiari Malformation, a structural abnormality at the back of her brain and skull. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed, and many doctors are not well educated on her condition, she said in an email. In July, she will be traveling to New York City for the first of several brain surgeries to treat this congenital birth defect.

  • Carroll hospital upgrades its CT machine

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital recently upgraded its computed tomography equipment, more commonly known as a CT machine.

    Diagnostic Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said the upgrade replaces one that the hospital had in service since 2006.

    The greatest improvement, she explained, is the detail the new machine offers radiologists and doctors with compressed 64 slices or images to make one image. The old unit could only get 16 slices to make an image.

  • Vote daily to bring mobile theater to Carroll

    Students in Carroll County High School young leaders program tossed about ideas for a USA Today’s A Community Thrives grant program application, before zeroing in on one to submit. Now the young leaders need votes to make it a reality.

  • Carroll man sentenced in child abuse case

    A Carrollton man has been sentenced to jail after he pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Raymond E. Hendricks Jr., 53, of Carrollton was originally indicted on first-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy, a class C felony; second-degree rape, a class C felony; first-degree sodomy, a class A felony; first-degree criminal attempt to commit rape, a class B felony; and first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony.

  • Live Your Passion | G - Guitar Enthusiast Juan Fernandez

    Juan Fernandez purchased his first guitar about two weeks after moving permanently to the United States in 1992. However, it would be more than 10 years later before he learned how to play beyond the basics.

    Today, he owns 12 guitars and plays the musical instrument every day–a pastime he now craves, as it helps him relax and spend some alone time.

    The son of Juan Jose and Carmencita Fernandez, Juan grew up in La Linea de la Concepcion in the south of Spain. “The Rock of Gibraltar is a five-minute walk from my house,” he said.

  • Sheriff’s Office hours limited to weekday day shift only

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is now covering calls during daytime hours only.

    New Sheriff Philip Marshall said deputies will respond to calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday as they can, when other duties such as court, taxes or serving papers don’t have them tied up. Calls outside of those hours will be handled by Kentucky State Police.

    “They are pretty much worn out,” Marshall said. “I can see the exhaustion in them.”

  • Tournament Action

    The Lady Panthers hosted The News-Democrat Carroll County Classic March 31-April 1. The girls were 1-2, beating Newport Central Catholic and losing to Ryle and Trimble County.

  • Volunteers clean up Worthville Cemetery
  • Public Records | April 13, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • School Menu | March 13, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, April 13: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.