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Today's News

  • Local library taxes are put to good use

     Last week’s News-Democrat included an editorial reprinted from the Lexington Herald Leader. State Auditor Adam Edelen has announced plans to compile an online database that will provide a way for the public to compare tax or fee rates and spending practices of local taxing districts with similar districts around the state. 

  • Relay to top $80,000

    Donations continue to roll in, but Carroll County Relay for Life had raised $79,835 as of Saturday morning.

  • Speak up, be heard; your voice can make a difference on issues

     Our voices can make a difference.

    I expressed concern two weeks ago in my column over a proposal by Carrollton City Council to allow extended stays at the new Two Rivers Campground.

    This was something local residents opposed in planning meetings for the campground as the master plan was developed for Point Park. We were assured that the facility would only allow stays of up to two weeks.

    After publication, I heard from two members of city council who recalled this pledge and took action last week to stop the extended stay proposal, for now.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 20, 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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  • Warm winter could cause an increase in mosquitoes, UK professor says

    By Amanda Hancock

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Mosquitoes are out for blood in Central Kentucky earlier and in mightier form this summer.

    While some experts are predicting this summer to be one of the worst for mosquitoes in decades, Grayson Brown, professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, said there’s no way of knowing until summer is in full swing. The life span of a mosquito is relatively short, a few months at most, but mosquitoes have been building up their numbers since March and will be noticeable in the upcoming months.

  • Ghent OKs bid for water line project

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the lowest of two bids sought to replace a culvert on Ferry Street, from the corner of U.S. 42 to Davis Street. The vote was made during the commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

  • CCHS ranks high in Post challenge

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School has been ranked with Ryle, Manual, North Oldham, Ballard and Covington Latin in the recent Washington Post High School Challenge.

    The High School Challenge is “a measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college,” according to the Washington Post website.

    Carroll County was ranked 12th, right after Woodford County and before Ryle High School.

  • Learn business fundamentals at upcoming session at library

     If you are thinking about or planning to start your own business, mark your calendar for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is sponsoring a pre-business orientation for that time and date at Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St., Carrollton. The session will provide information to potential entrepreneurs about an upcoming course offered through the Rekindle Micro-Enterprise Program, which will meet for six consecutive Tuesdays at the library starting July 10.

  • Fireworks return for the Fourth

    A 24-minute firework display over the Ohio River will highlight the first July Fourth Family Celebration, a free event July 3-4 at Point Park. The festival will feature bands, arts and crafts booths, a flea market, food vendors, a car show and inflatables.

    Music will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m., however vendors will be set up in the afternoon. The event will kick back up at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Kentucky Kruizers car show beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

  • Ghent still without P&Z administrator

    Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey informed the city commissioners at the June 12 meeting that the time had passed for them to approve any candidate for the zoning administrator position on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    “Mayor, I don’t think that’s right,” Commissioner Kenny Barr said, referring to the city’s own ordinances regarding appointments.