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Today's News

  • Legislators could pass law allowing local-option sales tax to fund projects

    There may only be 30 working days in this year’s legislative session, but it already seems like there are about twice as many major issues needing to be addressed before the General Assembly wraps up its work in late March.

    Because the state operates under a two-year budget, and our constitution, therefore, requires larger majorities in the House and Senate to “open it up” in odd-numbered years, few of the bills filed have a significant financial impact.

    Even so, that does not lessen the importance of those that may become law.

  • Child support roundup nets 12 arrests

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s office spent Tuesday night rounding up men and women accused of owing a total of $162,629 in delinquent child-support payments.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh filed warrants for 22 people living in Carroll and surrounding counties, charging them with flagrant nonsupport for owing amounts ranging from just over $1,000 to as much as $27,095.

  • Humans are God’s special creation, set apart and above all other beings

    The so-called smart people will tell you that life on this planet originated several billion years ago. They will tell you that electrical disturbances caused reactions to occur in the chemicals of the primeval ocean, and these reactions produced amino acids that organized themselves into living cells They will tell you that man is the highest product of this development, he is an immediate descendent from the same ancestors as the apes, and he is, himself, still developing.

  • Church news | Jan. 22, 2015

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25.

    The hymn sing will feature the Sanders Gospel Band.  In case of inclement weather, the hymn sing could be cancelled.  Additional information is available by calling Pastor Hardin Lowe at 859-643-5167.

  • Class registration underway for Christmas giving programs

    Pictures of children receiving Christmas gifts through the Christmas Connection and Shop With a Cop graced the front page of the The News-Democrat in December. The families of these children were required to complete 12 hours of life skills education in order to be eligible to participate in the programs.

  • Champions celebrates National Drug Facts Week from Jan. 25-31

    At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we like to celebrate. We celebrate living a drug-free life, and we celebrate when those who need treatment and direction are able to reach out. We also like to celebrate when education and prevention reach lives of young individuals that need it most.

    Jan. 25-31, we will be celebrating “National Drug Facts Week.” This is a week of education and prevention within Carroll County Schools and is celebrated nationwide and annually.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Jan. 22, 2015

    Thursday, Jan. 22

    CCHS girls basketball vs. Eminence at 7:30 p.m.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. at Carroll County High School.

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Dews hired as newest deputy

    Not everyone is lucky enough to say they are working their dream job. Carroll County’s James Dews is one of those few. He is the latest deputy hired by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He was sworn in Jan. 15, and is scheduled to attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy Feb. 15-Aug. 7.

    “Always wanted to do it,” Dews said. “I wanted to help out the community. [It has been my] lifelong dream to be a police officer.”

  • After 28 years, Prestonville has Rose property deed

    Twenty-eight years after the state purchased the Rose property, with intentions of deeding it back to the city of Prestonville, the property finally belongs to the city. 

    Mayor Chris Moore presented the Rose Property Deed to the Prestonville City Commission during its regular meeting on Jan. 19. 

    He said the property extends north, from the bridge to the stop sign, and down to the river.  Moore pointed out the location on the map of Prestonville, located in the city building.

  • Morrises are the new owners at Sugar Bay

    lf course has new owners. Former school board member David Morris and his sons, Chad and Ryan Morris, purchased Sugar Bay Golf Course on Dry Creek Road in December for $750,000.

    “We’re excited about this opportunity,” said Ryan Morris who will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of the course. “The first thing we want to create is a friendlier atmosphere that will make the time our customers spend with us more fun and rewarding.”