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Today's News

  • Online survey improves Kentucky’s HIP data

    By Kevin Kelly

    Kentucky Afield

    Kentucky is drawing national attention after dramatically improving the accuracy of harvest and participation information collected from its waterfowl and migratory bird hunters.

    The Harvest Information Program (HIP) provides state and federal biologists with data to generate reliable estimates of migratory bird hunter activity and harvest. The estimates are used to help shape season dates, bag limits and population management.

  • Kinman Trial: Day 3

    Two key witnesses testified on the third day of Sheriff Jamie Kinman's trial in Carroll a County Circuit Court. Kinman is charged with tampering with physical evidence and second-degree official misconduct. 

  • Back In My Day | Hubert Hackett

    Scratching a living off a hill and fighting the Little Kentucky River for who would get to keep the crops was a life that Hubert Hackett Jr., son of Hubert and Ethel Richmond Hackett, has enjoyed very much.

    His family came from Trimble County where his grandfather had a farm. Hackett is not sure where it was located, although he knows the family is buried in Moffett Cemetery in Trimble County.

  • Jury seated, testimony begins in Kinman trial

    Testimony is underway in the case involving Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor. The trial began Monday, Nov. 28, in Carroll County Circuit Court, with Special Judge Richard Brueggemann presiding.

    It took about seven hours–the entire first day of trial–but a jury of 14 people (nine men and five women) were selected. Two of the jurors are alternates and will be dismissed by random draw before deliberation.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | William Boram

    Local boy stays in Carrollton describes William Boram perfectly. The Carrollton native, son of Ernest and Carolyn Boram, is in the process of moving back to Carrollton with his family after a brief stint in Madison, Ind.

    Boram, a 1997 graduate of Carroll County High School, joined the Kentucky National Guard Nov. 21, 1996, while he was a senior of high school. He just completed his 20th year in the guard. “I could have retired seven days ago,” Boram said. “Just think I could be 37 years old and drawing a retirement pension.”

  • River walk extension set to move forward

    The river walk expansion project took another step forward, as Carrollton City Council hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky., as the engineer. The company will oversee the river walk extension over the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and on the west end toward Point Park and for the asphalt trail from Point Park to the 2Rivers Campground along the Kentucky River. The company was previously hired as the engineer on the Bow Bridge restoration project.

  • Public Records | Dec. 1, 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

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Fiscal court seeks more information on proposed jail body scan policy

    Carroll County Regional Detention Center presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with its proposed body scan policy for inmates being processed into the jail.

    Carroll County Jailer Michael Humphrey said this is the only change he has to the policy manual.

    Fiscal Court tabled approving the policy to the Dec. 13, meeting so they could review the policy in more depth.

  • Audit may show way forward with ailing pension system

    By Brad Bowman

    Frankfort State Journal

    Despite an injection of state money into one of the worst-funded pension funds in the country, state employee pension system Interim Executive Director David Eager told lawmakers Monday that a plan must be devised for Kentucky’s nonhazardous employee pension fund with a looming $11.11 billion of unfunded liabilities.

  • CCHS seeks track coach applications

    Carroll County High School is in need of a head track Coach. Applicants must be 21 or older and a high school graduate to apply. Email resume to Paul Stone. paul.stone@carroll.kyschools.us.