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Today's News

  • Ky.’s first responders make a big difference in everyone’s lives

    They may only number in the tens of thousands out of a state of more than 4.3 million people, but it isn’t hard to imagine how much more difficult life would be without our first responders.

    While their work is mainly a function of local government, the state plays a role as well in helping law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency workers do their job.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Council approves EIP funding proposal

    Steve Buchanan and his business, Tea Shop, located at 408 Main Street, will receive $2,400 in Enterprise Incentive Program funds to improve the building’s façade and signage. According to the application, Buchanan will be removing the broken glass front and replacing it with decorative stones.

    Carrollton City Council originally tabled the proposal because they wanted more information on the materials being used in the construction. 

  • Sheriff's Office Briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Overturned semi blocks interstate, no one hurt

    A FedEx double semi tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 71 early Wednesday morning, shutting down the northbound lanes for five hours.

    Robert Curtin of Troy, Ohio, was traveling northbound at about 5:20 a.m. when he swerved to miss a deer, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle went off the left side of the road and the driver attempted to regain control.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 26, 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

    There was no court held last week in Carroll County.

     

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  • Trimble considers Sunday wine sales

    The Sunday sale of wine is a step closer to reality in Trimble County.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of wine at the Little Kentucky River Winery south of Bedford.

    Hours for Sunday sales would be from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. if fiscal court adopts the ordinance following a second reading during its next meeting on Nov. 21.

  • New winery opens on the Little Kentucky in Trimble

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Landmark News Service

    When David and Teresa Weyler first bought 475 acres along the Little Kentucky River in Trimble County back in 2003, the Louisville couple planned mostly to use the property for hunting.

    But after delving into the history of their newly acquired house at 3289 U.S. 421 South, just about 3 miles south of the Bedford city limits, they decided to renovate the dilapidated property that once belonged to Bessie Hunter and do something more with it.

  • Sparta man indicted for filing false tax returns

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) jointly announced today that an indictment was unsealed yesterday charging a Sparta, Ky., man with filing false tax returns.

    The indictment alleges that Meredith L. Lawrence, 61, filed false tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. According to the indictment, Lawrence’s income was greater than he reported on his returns.

    Lawrence was arraigned yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty to each count of the indictment. Trial is scheduled for December 21, 2011.

  • Most Kentuckians aren’t going to vote on Nov. 8

    From The State Journal

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state’s chief election officer predicted Monday.

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she expects between 25 and 28 percent of the state’s registered voters to decide whether to re-elect Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear or replace him with one of two challengers, Republican David Williams or Independent Gatewood Galbraith.

  • Beshear announces 45 new jobs in NKy.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced Johnson Controls Inc. will expand its Northern Kentucky automotive battery operation, creating 45 new jobs.

    The company’s $24.2 million investment will increase the plant’s square footage to accommodate additional production lines and warehousing space.

  • Veteran Kentucky AP photojournalist Ed Reinke dies Tuesday at age 60

    By JANET CAPPIELLO

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE — Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer who traveled worldwide and was known for his striking pictures of Kentucky news and sporting events, died Tuesday following an injury, according to his family. He was 60.

    Reinke was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood on Oct. 2 after he fell and suffered a head injury while covering the IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.