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Today's News

  • Cattlemen’s Association Family Farm Field Day this Saturday

    Beef cattle is now Carroll County’s number one agricultural cash crop. Carroll County producers have made capital investments in pasture improvement, cattle handling facilities, hay handling and storage and genetics using the Agricultural Development cost-share funds.

    Maximizing these investments will be the focus of the Family Farm Field Day being held Sept. 20, at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Rd. Signs on Hwy. 36 East will direct visitors to the location.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Spent bullet shells were scattered through the hallways of Carroll County High School Saturday after two armed students entered the school firing their AK-47s at everyone in their path.

    The shells show their path in the front door, by the library and then upstairs in the school where four local police officers and a sheriff’s deputy took them down in a blaze of bullets at the end of a hallway.

  • Gallatin Steel acquired by Nucor for $770 million

    Officials with Nucor Corp. announced Monday that they have reached an agreement to purchase Gallatin Steel Co., which is based in Ghent with operations in Gallatin and Carroll counties.

    “We are both excited and proud to have the men and women of the Gallatin team join our Nucor family,” John Ferriola, chairman, CEO and president of Nucor, said in a news release.

    Nucor will purchase all equity of Gallatin Steel for about $770 million.

  • Driver injured in Hwy. 227 accident

    A Missouri man was injured after his car struck a guardrail, went airborne and crossed Hwy. 227, coming to a stop in a wooded area on the General Butler State Resort Park property.

    Carrollton Police Department received a call at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 10 about a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 36 East and Hwy. 227.

    Eli Thompson of Piedmont, Mo., was traveling west on Hwy. 36 when he lost control of his vehicle, a 2008 Pontiac G6 sedan, CPD Officer Tim Gividen said.

  • Arney thankful for support in transition to new tax rate law

    This year has been full of changes for places like the library.  Any group that can collect taxes or is funded by tax dollars must register with the state auditor’s office and come before fiscal court to discuss their tax rates. This was a new process for us this year, and, with the help of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives and our own Fiscal Court, it has been a seamless transition.

  • Voting is one of the most important rights in both the federal and state constitutions

    Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

    Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), this event initially lasted just one day, but now extends through much of the school year.  While most students tour the state Capitol at least once, often during a field trip in elementary school, this program flips that by bringing state government to them.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 18, 2014

    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

  • Prestonville Commission

    Prestonville ready for winter

    Paul’s Tires was awarded the bid for snow removal for the city of Prestonville at the commission meeting Sept. 15.

    The city recently requested sealed bids for snow removal for the upcoming winter and received two bids.

    The first bid was from Dustin Smith at $125 per call. The second bid was from Paul’s Tires at $150 per call to shovel snow, and another $150 if salt is needed.

  • Cattlemen Association’s Family Farm Field Day this Saturday

    The Carroll County Cattlemen Association is presenting a Family Farm Field Day on Saturday, September 20 at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Road, off Highway 36 East.

    The field day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will end around 3 p.m. Directional signs to the event will be posted.

    Agricultural topics include cattle vaccinations, hay quality and testing, nutrition and minerals, and weed management for pastures and hayfields.

  • Sign up now for 4-H

    4-H is getting ready to begin projects. Please call (502) 732-7030 and ask Rhonda to send you a form so that you can be signed up for the projects that you would like to do. You may sign up for as many as you like.