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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Nov. 16, 2011

    Wednesday, Nov. 16

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Dr. Faheem Abbasi presents a free community program, Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and early detection of lung cancer, 5:30 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital Medical Office Building, 630 N. Broadway in Madison. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call (812) 265-0833.

  • Putting faith in God will not prove disappointing

    I recently watched an episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” about a faith healing ministry in Fort Mill, S.C.

    Ling, a television journalist, took a camera crew to document the very Pentecostal healing meetings to which hundreds of people came, some traveling hundreds of miles.

    Two sisters came with their mother who had terminal cancer, as did Steve, a man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

  • Church news - Nov. 16, 2011

    Apostolic church sets Christmas Bazaar

    First Apostolic Church, Pastor Sam Grathler, 111 Third Street in Carrollton will offer a Christmas Bazaar, Thursday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. Homemade crafts, gifts, candies and baked goods will be for sale. For more information call 732-5160.

    Baptist church opens Sunday school wing

  • Two meth labs discovered in Owen County

    Kentucky State Police discovered two meth labs during the night resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.

    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton were arrested after a lab was discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. Three children that live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab. 

  • 2012 hopefuls filing for next election

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Nov. 16, 2011

    NKADD completes downtown market study for city

    Northern Kentucky Area Development District representatives Shannon Ratterman and Meghan Sandfoss presented the completed downtown market study to Carrollton City Council Monday night. The city hired NKADD to conduct the study in December 2010 at a cost of $7,480.

    The completed study contains information on Carrollton’s socioeconomic profile, housing market, retail market conditions and results from the consumer market study.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Nov. 16, 2011

     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 and Thursday, Nov. 9-10, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Haunting holiday
  • Kentucky Speedway season tickets, campsites go on sale Nov. 14

    Kentucky Speedway placed season tickets and campsites for its five NASCAR event 2012 campaign on sale Nov. 14. Tickets and campsites can be reserved at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57.

  • Eighth grade Panthers improve in loss to Owen

    The Carroll County Middle School eighth grade boys’ basketball team fell behind early in the first half and were not able to catch up to the offensive fire power of the Owen County Rebels. The team lost 44-20 Thursday at home.

    “Owen County might be the best team on our schedule,” head coach Jay Jones said. “They’re very talented. They’ve got all the right pieces.”