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Today's News

  • Fostering becomes labor of love

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Commission fixes error, picks clerk candidate

    Ghent City Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn will be responsible as the second person signing the city’s checks. 

    During a special meeting Monday night, Mayor William Mumphrey told the commissioners that two weeks ago he had asked Lewellyn to add his name to the signature card at the bank so that the city could pay bills that were due.

    “I made a mistake,” Mumphrey said. “The mistake was not bringing the commission together to choose who they want to have put on the signature card.”

  • City, contractors OK RV park repairs

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry and members of Carrollton City Council met Tuesday, July 31 with the architects and contractors at the Two Rivers RV Park to hammer out a “punch list” of things that must be done for the campground project to be officially completed.

    The group first met at the park in the morning to tour the facility and determine how to best resolve problems that have plagued the project since it opened. Council then met in full in the afternoon to review the list of items that need to be addressed.

  • Groundbreaking

  • Kentucky ranks among bottom 20 for overall child well-being

     By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky is among the bottom 20 states for overall child well-being, ranking 35th, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count Data Book.

    The report, released Wednesday, shows that children in Kentucky suffer from financial instability but fare better in the areas of education and health.

  • Farmers, consumers will get hit by drought

     By JENNA MINK

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    James Comer has a message for both farmers and consumers: Be prepared.

    In the face of one of the worst droughts in history, farmers should brace themselves for small yields and money losses. And consumers should prepare for soaring grocery prices, said Comer, Kentucky commissioner of agriculture.

  • Burgess honored, Unker to retire; school system in ‘good shape’

     Superintendent Lisa James led the Carroll County Board of Education in honoring Patty Burgess at the start of the board’s regular meeting Thursday, July 26.

    Burgess is leaving after 17 years as the district’s director of food services. Lisa Gault of Carrollton recently was hired to fill the position.

    James presented Burgess with a plaque, and board members praised Burgess for the work she had done over the years.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 1, 2012

    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.

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  • Kickin’ it old world

    The Carroll County High School Soccer team held its annual British Soccer Camp through Challenger Sports from August 23--27.

    British coaches Alan Urquhart, of Scotland, and Michael Doherty, of Liverpool, provided instruction for two three-hour sessions daily, including work on fundamentals, strategy and gameplay.

  • Death of bridge worker results in fine

      By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    An investigation by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the April 30 fatal accident at the Milton-Madison Bridge construction site has resulted in $10,000 in penalties being levied against Walsh Construction Company by the Indiana Department of Labor.

    Walsh Construction Company, with headquarters in Crown Point, Ind., is the contractor for the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.