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Today's News

  • Be considerate with that cell phone

    I would like to use this space for a little rant this week.

    Let me begin by saying I love my cell phone. It’s great for when you are shopping with a friend and need to get back together after going your own ways. I have called the library for a phone number when I am on my way to an appointment and have left the address at home or I’m going to be late and need to call and let someone know. I have even taken a picture of a beautiful sunset with my phone when I encounter one and don’t have my camera.

  • I-71 in Carroll County deserves attention, repairs to fix potholes

    Have you driven on Interstate 71 in Carroll County lately? If so, you’ll know our section  of this major highway is in  need of repairs.

    This winter has not been kind to I-71. It’s rough and the number of potholes seems to increase every day. And it’s only going to get worse as the weather breaks in the next month and there is a lot of freezing and thawing to damage the pavement.

    At best, I would say riding through Carroll County is a bumpy experience. It’s hard on both our bodies and our vehicles.

  • Correction

    In the police brief “Family Dollar manager charged with theft” in the Jan. 26 edition of The News-Democrat, Dorette Sue Noble was misidentified in the body of the story as being the manager at another store. She was the store manager at Family Dollar when she was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.

  • Council Briefs

    Carrollton City Council heard the first reading for Ordinance 2011-03 amending sewer rates for Carrollton Utilities customers at their meeting Jan. 24. Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne explained the purpose of the change was to add debt service on to the out of town rate for Ghent customers.

  • County contributes to CCMH improvements

    In a cafeteria filled with board members and employees of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital and the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson yesterday presented a check for $100,000 to CCMH Board Chairman Jean Pyles and hospital administrator Kanute Rarey.

    Fiscal Court voted during its Jan. 25 meeting to return a loan payment in the amount of $100,000 to the hospital to use as working capital during 2011.

  • Carroll County District Court

    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, Jan. 26 and 27, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Carrollton man found dead after accident

    The body of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, was found Monday, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.

  • JCTC gets deed for new site

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus is one step closer to having a new home.

    At a news conference held at North American Stainless Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear presented the college’s president Dr. Tony Newberry with a deed for 30 acres of land that was once part of Camp Kysoc.

    The effort to build on the new site also received a boost with a $100,000 donation from North American Stainless.

  • Super Sunday sibling rivalry

    When two of pro football’s most storied franchises meet on the sport’s biggest stage Sunday night, millions around the country will be watching, including two of the teams’ biggest fans in Carroll County: Daryl and Jimmy Ray.

    While the brothers will be cheering against one another in Super Bowl XLV—Daryl for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jimmy for the Green Bay Packers — the rivalry won’t extend past the final whistle.

  • Beshear says NAS expansion to begin in spring

    The nation’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel will begin its ninth expansion of its Ghent facility this spring with the addition of a new long products line.

    That word came Friday morning at a news conference at the North American Stainless administration building attended by Gov. Steve Beshear where company officials said everything is in place for the project to begin.