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Today's News

  • Merchants see mixed results on holiday shopping

    Results are mixed for local merchants for the just-ended Christmas shopping season.

    At some stores in Carrollton, shoppers started later than usual. Other business owners say they saw steady traffic, while others didn’t sell gifts like they have in recent years.

  • To give is to receive

    Carrollton Fire Department sponsored three families this Christmas, buying gifts for seven children and Christmas dinner for each family.

  • Judge fines Kentucky cabinet $756,000 for making ‘mockery’ of state Open Records Act

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald Leader

    A judge on Monday hit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services with a $756,000 fine for making “a mockery” of the state’s Open Records Act and repeatedly withholding information in its files about abused and neglected children.

    It was the latest in a series of rulings by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in favor of the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal of Louisville.

  • UK researchers hope to find miracle drug in Kentucky coal mines

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug.

    A team from the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation has been gathering samples from deep underground in Eastern Kentucky to see if the microbes that survive there could be put to use fighting disease.

  • Sanders couple gives own Christmas money to strangers, buys gifts for friends in need

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    “They’re just normal people.”

    That is what long-time Sanders resident Peggy Warfield had to say about her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Deanna Dolby also of Sanders, who recently distributed their personal Christmas funds to those who they believed could use the money more.

  • Legislative session tackles challenges facing state

    While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

  • Record deer harvest among state Fish and Wildlife highlights for ‘13

    Earlier this year, Outdoor Life magazine picked Kentucky as the nation’s top spot for trophy white-tailed deer.

    The state produced 42 reported entries into the Boone and Crockett Club record book in 2012.

    “We’ve got more hunting opportunities now than we’ve ever had,” said Karen Waldrop, wildlife director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “And we’re nationally recognized as a deer destination.”

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 2, 2013

    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 Monday, Dec. 23. 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding. 

    CIVIL

  • Carroll County Sports | Jen. 2, 2013

    Jan. 2-Jan. 4 - CCHS boys host the North American Stainless Classic.

    Thursday, Jan. 2 - CCHS girls at Lloyd Memorial; JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 4 - CCHS girls at Bellevue; freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 4 - Carroll County Junior Panthers host games at Carroll County High School and Cartmell Elementary.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7 - CCHS boys and girls host Henry County; varsity boys at 6 p.m., varsity girls at 8 p.m.

  • Gambling has shot in state Legislature

    By Scott Wartman

    Kentucky Enquirer

    The Problem: For the past six years, the state Legislature has grappled with whether to allow casinos in the state.

    Horse industry leaders say casinos in surrounding states have pulled away customers from Turfway Park and Kentucky’s five other thoroughbred horse tracks.