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Today's News

  • 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.

  • High school tennis courts now under construction

    If you have driven down Hwy. 227 past the Carroll County High School in the past week, you may have noticed something is missing.

    Construction began last week on the installation of the new tennis courts at the high school, meaning the old ones had to be removed. Tennis Technology Inc. of Louisville won the bid for the project at a cost of $103,222. The bid included three new courts, net posts and a vinyl coated fence with two gates. The company also will fix the drainage issues by installing a perimeter drainage system.

  • Getting creative

     

    Time 2 Invent Club held its first meeting Monday, July 7, at Cartmell. Meetings will be held Mondays and Wednesdays until July 24. Students in fourth through eighth grade will come from 1-2 p.m., while students in kindergarten to third grade will come from 2-3 p.m.

  • STEAM Camp