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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Feb. 4, 2016

    Friday, Feb. 5

    Relay for Life, Carrollton will kick off the Relay season with a unique Quarter Auction, 6-8 p.m., at Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    Saturday, Feb. 6

    Carrollton Main Street Program and participating downtown merchants hold the annual Chocolate Walk during regular business hours.

    Weekly, monthly activities

    Thursday, Feb. 4

  • Carrollton man collects water for Flint, Mich., residents whose water was contaminated

    Carrollton resident George Moore is collecting donations of water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water.

    Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, according to USA Today.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Feb. 4, 2016

    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

  • CCHS yearbook – Looking for a few good pictures

    The 96th volume of Carroll County High School’s yearbook, “The Panther Lair,” is on sale now. The $48 yearbooks are packed with pictures and information about the 2015–2016 school year and will be available for pickup in late May.

  • Bevin delivers state of the state address

    Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Gov. Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past eight years.

  • Students return to school Aug. 10, next school year

    Carroll County school officials are already preparing for the new school year, as the Board of Education approved the 2016-17 calendar at its meeting Jan. 28.

    The first day of school will be the same time as this year–the second Wednesday of August, which is Aug. 10, next year. Opening day for employees will be Aug. 9.

    Chief Operating Officer/Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Curell explained there would be a required Professional Development day Monday, Nov. 7, which is the day before the General Election.

  • Lawmakers begin working on state’s two-year budget, eyeing many cuts

    The biggest responsibility the governor and the General Assembly have during legislative sessions in even-numbered years is enacting a budget to run state government.  It sets our priorities in a way no other law can.

    The budget process actually began months ago, when agencies compiled their projected needs while the state’s economists, known as the Consensus Forecasting Group, determined exactly how much the state could appropriate.

  • Get ready to go to 4-H camp July 4-8

    Spring is around the corner and before you know it, summer will be here.

    4-H Camp is a great way to fill those lazy summer days. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence, responsibility, have a lot of fun and make many friends.

  • Inflammation, is there a diet that helps?

    Picture going for a run and falling and cutting your knees, or working in the garden and having a rose thorn become lodged in your finger. When these and other injuries occur the body tries to remove the harmful, irritated tissues or damaged cells and begin the process of healing by producing inflammation. Redness, heat, swelling, pain and loss of function are signs of acute inflammation but some inflammation can occur without these symptoms.

  • Industrial hemp informational meeting, Feb. 4

    Tonight, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., an informational meeting on the current research that is being done in production of industrial hemp in Kentucky will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office.