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Today's News

  • Legislature moves into final month with bills OK’d, budget work ahead

    With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.

  • Bills will aid families and help businesses to fairly compete

    As February has come to a close, we have our longest days ahead of us this March in the Capitol.

    We have now completed 37 days of the legislative session. The next 23 days will surely bring us some longer hours as tough decisions will have to be made. Hopefully the weather here in Frankfort gets a little warmer in March too.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 7 into law this week. The new law allows nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements.

  • Carroll County District Court | March 6, 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

  • Cellular Connection donates school supplies

    The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, donated school supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the country through its Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway.

    Ten teachers in Carroll County were selected by TCC to the store and received the packs on Feb. 23. The packages – valued at $80 each – were filled with supplies, including glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper, tissue boxes and more. For every teacher reached, TCC is helping 30 students.

  • Wise family benefit

    Carroll County’s 3 Rivers Archery Club is hosting an 1800 Water Damage Bow Hunter Championship at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Camp Kysoc. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wise family that was injured in the car wreck on Hwy. 36 Feb. 26 (see story on page 1 and continued above).

    The entry fee is $40. The top five will have a shoot out on Bow Life pop up targets, with the first place winner receiving $500.

    The Bow Life pop up target course will be open to shoot for the fee for non tournament shooters.

  • Quinoa, chia are proven healthy additions to any diet

    Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, grain-like seed native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It was grown by the Incan people thousands of years ago and is often called the “mother grain.” 

    It is not a true cereal grain, but actually the seed of a plant related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach.

    We call it a grain because it can be prepared and used in the same way as traditional grains. 

  • It’s time to look ahead to spring landscaping needs

    It has been a long, hard and cold winter for Carroll County. With the snow and ice we have experienced this week, the beginning of March has certainly lived up to the age-old saying, “in like a lion.” Let us all hope it will go “out like a lamb.”

    Believe it or not, spring really is on the way, causing homeowners to begin turning their attention to the landscape.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, consider pruning trees and shrubs around the home that have been affected by the weather.

  • 2014 31st All-District basketball teams

    John Michael Adams, Lauren Moore and Miranda Groseclose were named to the 31st All-District Team. 

    The following also were named to the boys All-District team: Koby Carlton and Troy Phelps, Gallatin; Cornelius Sanford and Jalen Dixie, Eminence; Austin Young, Brad West and Nacona Jeffries, Henry; and Carson Williams, Jarrod Ball, Vince Toftness and Hunter Trenary, Owen.

  • Kentucky Speedway pays long overdue bill to state police

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Speedway on Friday paid a long overdue bill of nearly $300,000 to Kentucky State Police for providing security on the track’s grounds during four major race weeks in 2012 and 2013.

    Speedway Motorsports, which owns the track in Gallatin County, sent a check for $299,125.86 by express mail from its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., said State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

  • Animal Tales

    Carroll County Public Library celebrated “Take Your Child to the Library Day” Feb. 22, by bringing in a special presentation from Animal Tales. This included live animals and fun facts from zoo educators and naturalists. Each child in attendance also received a free gift.