Today's News

  • Knight attends program on crime scene processes

    FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 10, 2016 – Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight, who serves Carroll, Grant and Owen counties recently had the opportunity to process a staged crime scene, visit a women’s prison, learn about arson investigations and more as part of the 2016 Circuit Judges College, an education program for the state’s circuit judges. The college took place Oct. 16-19 in Lexington and offered a mix of classroom sessions and practical field studies 

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  • State capitol building gets first facelift in decades


    The State Journal

    While a Republican majority is busy reconstructing state government, the Capitol’s north façade is getting its own makeover for the first time in at least half a century.

    A 16-member crew has begun cleaning and restoring parts of the Capitol’s façade while a six-member crew erects scaffolding along its balustrade and terrace. The $1.1 million project is slated for completion by mid-February. Capitol visitors can still use the front entrance, which has been secured from construction hazards.

  • Federal refunds delayed to Feb. 15 for taxpayers claiming two tax credits

    Kentucky Press News Service

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service Thursday reminded Kentucky taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) to plan on a refund delay until Feb.15.

    A recent federal law change aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent refund fraud requires the IRS to hold the refund of any tax return claiming either the EITC or ACTC until Feb. 15. By law, the IRS must hold the entire refund not just the portion related to these credits.

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  • Adams performs in “Clara’s Dream”

    Autumn Adams, a Turning Pointe Dance Center student and Carroll County High School junior, will be performing in the University of Louisville Dance Academy’s annual production of “Clara’s Dream.” 

    Performance dates are 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Comstock Theater on the University of Louisville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. Autumn has a limited number of discounted tickets available for a special performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. These tickets are $5 each.

  • Updates on city books, vacant houses top Ghent meeting

    The process of getting the city of Ghent’s books back in order is now underway with the return of former City Clerk/Treasurer Bulinda Willis.

    During the Ghent City Commission’s Nov. 10, meeting, Willis said that they city’s QuickBooks had “not been updated for a while.” Due to this fact, she said it doesn’t match the bank statements.

    Willis also told commissioners she had “found a check that’s been here since April,” while cleaning out the office. She also is still finding bills that haven’t been paid.

  • Public Records | Nov. 24, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17-18, 2016, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler

  • Use food safety guidelines to help prepare holiday turkey

    Happy Thanksgiving! Soon, delicious and juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. While we can already smell that good turkey cooking, it is so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we do not want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.

    It does not matter whether you purchase a fresh or frozen turkey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cooking safety tips for both on its Food Safety and Inspection Service website.