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Today's News

  • Chamber committees work on many projects

    In the past two chamber of commerce articles, we have looked into the rich history of the organization and met the current board members.  Now, let us explore the different opportunities available through being a member of chamber.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities for you and your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a chamber member, contact the chamber of commerce office at (502) 732-7035. The office is located at 511 Highland Avenue, Carrollton.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 20, 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 Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Rand Paul’s popularity spurs hope and debate in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republicans have enjoyed the national attention U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has garnered in the past month.

    With just eight electoral votes, Kentucky doesn’t often get mentioned in presidential politics.

    But Paul, R-Ky., has elevated his profile in the past month and generated growing interest in his possible run for the White House in 2016.

  • Bessinger joins practice at KDH Carrollton Medical Building

    Karalee Bessinger had planned on a career in scientific research, but it turned out what she was most interested in was people and medicine.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, the Georgetown, Ky., native made a bold decision. She enrolled in medical school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated in 2009.

    Being a Wildcats fan, “Dad had a hard time with that,” she said.

  • Adopt a Pet - Ladybug

    If you need some help getting in shape, Ladybug will be your trainer! She is a high-energy, mixed breed hound that loves to run and play. Ladybug is doggone cute, with a patch of black around one eye and Dalmatian spots on her mostly white, short fur.

  • HVAC repairs OK’ed for hall of justice

    The Wheeler Hall of Justice will soon have air conditioning again.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, March 12 to approve a $9,350 bid from TC Mechanical Services in Frankfort to make repairs to the existing heating and cooling unit at the courthouse located at 802 Clay St.

  • KSP arrests man for manufacturing meth

    A Trimble County man has been arrested after state police discovered a meth lab in his home at 71 Latta Road in Bedford. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers went to the home Tuesday, March 5, after receiving information about possible drug activity at the residence, according to a news release. After receiving permission to search the home, an active meth lab allegedly was discovered cooking in the back bedroom, according to police.

  • Girls take 2nd at Owen

    The Panthers track and field team was in action as a full team for the first time in the 2013 outdoor season March 14 at Owen County against Owen County, Grant County and Williamstown.  

    The Lady Panthers finished in second place behind Owen County with a total of 87 team points. The team was helped by sophomore Stevie Ogburn, who took first place in the 300-meter hurdles, despite a terrible fall with only two hurdles left in the race, head coach Joe Creager said in an email. She also finished in second place in the 100-meter dash.

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing

    Two women accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station have been arrested.

    Anissa K. Otter, 28, of 300 Hwy. 227, New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, of 307 Lewis Street, Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19. They went into the store to pay for gas, which Jones left the store to pump, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • What’s happening at the Milton-Madison Bridge?

    · Crews continue placing deck forms and rebar on the new truss in preparation for the first concrete deck pour which is expected in the coming weeks.

    · Work is progressing on the transition spans on both sides of the river.

    · For the third consecutive year, falcons have produced eggs in the nesting box on the bridge. The eggs are expected to hatch sometime in mid-April.

    · Work continues on detailing the barge impact frames at pier three as workers keep an eye on rising river levels.