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Today's News

  • Learn Christmas crafts at workshop; enjoy blueberries

     Carroll County Extension Homemakers will host a Christmas in July Workshop from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Registration with fees due by July 19.

    Five holiday crafts will be taught: radiant star, Santa yo-yo hanging, folded Christ-mas tree, a yo-yo tree and origami holiday flowers.

    For registration information, stop by or call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030, or e-mail me at gangotti@uky.edu. We invite all interested people to attend.

    Diabetes support
    group tomorrow

  • Where’s your umbrella?

    Television interviewer and journalist Larry King describes three farmers who gather daily in a field during a horrible drought. The men are down on their knees, looking upward and praying the skies will open and pour forth a much-needed rain.

  • Community Calendar | Week of July 10, 2013

    Wednesday, July 10

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

  • New state laws now in effect

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.

    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect. This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • Solid relationships prevent drug abuse, not local activities

    Thirty-three years ago, I was born at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, and ever since that day I have been proud to call Carroll County my home. I went to law school in 2002 and graduated in 2005. That is the only period of time that I have not resided in Carroll County, but this has always been home. 

    Sure, I have had my share of frustrations living here — who hasn’t? However, when I graduated law school, I knew this is where I wanted to come back to, where I wanted to work, live and raise my family.

  • Carroll Faces | July 10, 2013
  • Emergency services agreements OK’d

    Fiscal Court approved two executive orders extending agreements with emergency-service providers and approved a proposed rate schedule adjustment for Carroll County Emergency Medical Services for 2013 at its July 5 meeting.

    Rates for all ambulance calls were raised by 5 percent, as recommended by SDI, which processes claims for the county EMS department. The company advises annual rate increases to stay in line with approved rates used by Medicare and commercial insurance companies for reimbursement rates paid on behalf of the patient.

  • Carrollton City Council | July 10, 2013

    Bishop’s Trace stop work order discussed

    Code Enforcement Officer John Welch reported to council that he is continuing to look into the berm that caused the stop work order at the Bishop’s Trace subdivision on Schuermann Street. The berm, which is two feet higher than it was originally engineered to be, is causing a drainage issue on Herb Kinman’s adjacent properties. 

  • Carroll County District Court | July 10, 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, July 3, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Minor road repairs needed in Owen after heavy rain

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Following heavy rains last week, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said minor repairs would need to be done on some county roads.

    According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the county received up to six inches of rainfall over the past week.

    Keith said there were no reports of total isolation, but some flash flooding had been reported on Point of Rock Road and Old Landing Road over the weekend.