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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 31, 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
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Goshen man sentenced to 15 years

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • Bus routes announced for 2014-2015 school year

    Editorial note: Due to an error, the bus routes for the upcoming school year are being re-run to correct those published in the July 28 special edition.

  • Correction | July 31, 2014

    Quotes attributed to Vicki Kemper in the article in the July 24, 2014 issue of The News-Democrat on an $87,000 grant to Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission are not hers. Kemper is no longer employed by the agency. The comments were included in a news release submitted by NKCAC.
    Though the editorial staff at The News-Democrat strives for accuracy at all times, errors do occasionally occur.

  • CCHS students must receive laptop training

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    All Carroll County High School students must attend a mandatory training session before receiving their Lenovo YOGA laptop. As of the board meeting Thursday, 150 students had signed up for the two-hour session with District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann. Students also will attend a one-hour follow up session once school resumes, Superintendent Bill Hogan said.
    The following are the available training dates remaining:
    Aug. 6 - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Aug. 7 - 9 a.m.
    Aug. 8 - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Preparing for the season

    The Carroll County High School soccer teams participate in British Soccer Camp July 28-Aug. 1, at the high school.

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales in Owen

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court. Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Communication is an important part of 4-H youth development

    If you ask many 4-H alumni to name one of the most valuable life skills they learned during their 4-H careers, many would list the confidence gained through participating in communications projects. 4-H youth development strives to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful adults. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Meetings rescheduled in Grant, Owen on proposal to lift boat motor restrictions

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
     
    Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Monday, July 28, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.
    Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.
     

  • A decade later, child well-being up slightly

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates ranks Kentucky 35th in the nation for overall child well-being.
    Using data from 2005 to 2012, researchers examined four main domains: economic well-being, family and well-being, health and education. They looked at recent trends to determine how children fared prior to the economic crisis compared to how they are doing now, according to a news release.