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Today's News

  • Some ‘wishes’ make progress while others still need some work

    The end of the year is always an excellent time to reflect on accomplishments. And I’m happy to say I’ve seen progress on many of the items that I included on my 2010 Christmas wish list for Carroll County.

    This means some of our important needs have been met, while others have seen the first steps of progress.

  • Ag development board oversees tobacco settlement funding

    In 2000, the General Assembly created the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. This board was given the task of distributing fifty percent of the state’s monies received from the Master Tobacco Settle-ment Agree-ment.

    The purpose? To assist agricultural development in the Commonwealth.

  • Spice up the holidays by adding herbs to many favorite foods

    When you think of herbs to add to a holiday meal, you may only think of sage for sage stuffing.

    Many of the smells and tastes associated with holiday memories come from familiar herbs and spices. Cooking and garnishing with herbs and spices during the holidays add aromas and a special touch to entertaining in your home and gifts from your kitchen. Here are some seasonings for the season:

    • Bay leaves: Adds a woodsy flavor to soups, sauces and roasts; use them for garnishing serving dishes and to make small wreaths for gifts

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 21, 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, Dec 14-15, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Holiday Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in celebration of the Christmas holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

  • Pascual recognized at Thomas More College’s Evening of Excellence

    Thomas More College in Crestview Hills recently recognized Sergio Pascual of Carrollton, a senior at Carroll County High School, for academic achievement at the college’s annual Evening of Excellence held Dec. 6, 2011, at Steigerwald Hall.

    The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of Thomas More College’s high-achieving applicants and recognition of their families’ support. Pascual was recently accepted to Thomas More College for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Visits with St. Nick
  • Putting ‘Merry’ in Christmas
  • CCMS recognized for its work with writing project

    Carroll County Middle School and its principal, Dana Oak, were recognized as outstanding collaborative partners for the second year in a row by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Educ-ation.  The school was recognized for its efforts toward educational initiatives through its work with the Louisville Writing Project. Oak received the award Dec. 2 at “A Celebration of Collaboration,” an awards presentation by the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development and the Nystrand Center.

  • Carrollton Fire provides facts, prevention advice on carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide poses a danger, especially as it is getting colder and people turn on their heaters and close up their homes from the winter air outside.

    Carrollton Fire Department officials warn that carbon monoxide is something that people cannot see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide when it is present. CFD said the best protection is to have detectors installed in the home and office, preferably on every floor and one located close to the sleeping areas.