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Today's News

  • Prestonville approves FY budget on first reading

    Prestonville City Commission approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget on first reading during a special meeting May 6.

    The budget shows anticipated expenses of $55,800, despite the fact that the city expects to receive the $137,855 in funding during the year.

    The budget won initial approval with no comment from commissioners. It will be up for final approval on second reading at the May 20 meeting.

  • 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year

    Congratulations to Trey Boles and Megan Harris, the 2013 Student-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the staff of The News-Democrat.

  • Running a-Muck

    Runners of all ages and skill level took to a muddy obstacle course Saturday for the 2nd Mudathlon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Flippin’ flapjacks
  • Council to discuss what they want for river walk

    City leaders delayed action on engineering work for the river walk, saying they to provide input on how the project will look.

    Mayor Gene McMurry brought a resolution to Carrollton City Council on Monday night that would authorize him to enter into a contract with an engineering firm to develop plans for the river walk. But council opted to table it for further discussion.

  • Gohs celebrates her Golden Jubilee as nun

    As she approaches 50 years of service to God’s people through the Catholic Church as a nun in the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sister Paula Gohs still loves her job.

    “I love my work,” she said. “I feel sad for people who aren’t happy when they go to work, because my work has always been very exciting. I don’t dread getting up in the morning. I just enjoy what I do. When your ministry is to serve other people, you get back at least if not more than you give and that’s the hundred-fold of religious life.”

  • Manslaughter convict pleads guilty to new feloly charges

    A former Carroll County resident who spent 20 years in the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange for a 1986 double-manslaughter conviction now faces up to 20 more years in prison.

    Kevin Fitzgerald, 49, pleaded guilty on May 7 to a two-count indictment handed down Feb. 13 by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Ky. He was charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Caucus hears of need for JCTC expansion

    State and local government officials and representatives from the major industrial plants in Carroll County on Saturday took members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus on a tour of the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College to demonstrate the need for a new facility.

  • Cook receives civil engineering award

    Clayton Spencer Cook of Worthville received the John Russell Award in Civil Engineering April 21 during Western Kentucky University’s annual awards program held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center in Bolling Green.

    Cook is a student in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at WKU.

  • Teachers ready students for testing

    Kathryn Winn teachers created a video to the tune of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to boost their students’ MAP testing scores. Chandra Miracle raps the lyrics to the song. The lyrics were re-written by Miracle, her daughter Abby Miracle, and teachers Joseph McNeese, Aimee Roos and Andrea Carhart. Tips in the video include getting to school on time and eating a good breakfast. The video can be seen on YouTube at http://youtu.be/D0R9sjYTJpk.