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Today's News

  • Program set to provide training for Master Stockers

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service will host the Master Stocker Program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6.

    The Master Stocker Program is a Kentucky Beef Network Program, funded by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board, that is developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    It consists of eight 2 1/2-hour sessions focusing on background and stocker operations in Kentucky.  All sessions will be held through Micro-soft Lync at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

  • Billingsley pens book on Gaunt’s time here

    Some of the main players in the building of the state of Kentucky – from its grand homes and plantations to its early economy – have gone unrecognized, and former District Court Judge Stan Billingsley is looking to change that.

    In his latest book, “The Widows of Highland Avenue,” Billingsley weaves a tale that focuses on Wheeling Gaunt, born into slavery to prominent merchant Alfred Gaunt in Carroll County about 1812, the same year his white half-brother, John, was born.

  • Snow days delay last day of school

    With the first day of spring still seven weeks away, the last day of school for Carroll County students – and possibly graduation – remains in flux, depending on how hard winter continues to hit.

  • Designs unveiled for JCTC campus

    Friday’s unveiling of the conceptual design plans for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton began on a positive note.

    For the second time, the project has made the governor’s budget, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told a crowd of more than 50 in a second floor classroom at JCTC.

  • Guilty plea entered in Beach death

    A Carrollton man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges following the October death of Michael Beach, 27, of Carrollton.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court Monday to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, from the original charge of murder. He also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, a class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within a five-year period; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Panthers win All “A” for first time since 2005

    Carroll County’s fifth win in a row capped off a great week of basketball by the Panthers. Win number five brought the 8th Region All “A” title back to Carroll County for the first time since 2005. The Panthers defeated Owen County, 42-39, Monday, Jan. 27, at Eminence High School.

    “The boys played hard and listened,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “We had a detailed game plan for each of the games, and they followed the plans perfectly.”

  • Winter weather photographers
  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 27, 2014

    City EIP wins award

    The City of Carrollton Enterprise Incentive Program received the 2013 Economic Restructuring Initiative award from Kentucky Main Street at its conference held Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess submitted the nomination and announced the win to Carrollton City Council Monday.

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 30, 2014

    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 Thursday, Jan. 22-23, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • There’s more to a church name than just putting a sign on the building

    Since becoming pastor of Relevant Church, the one question that I have been asked is: “What does relevant mean?” I wish to shed some light on why we are the Relevant Church.