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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Aug. 10, 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.

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  • CFD battles two back-to-back fires

    The Carrollton Fire Department fought two structure fires back-to-back Friday, one of which is still under investigation as a possible meth lab.

    The first call was dispatched at 8:49 p.m. to 1167 Brock Drive. The fire department arrived on scene at 8:55 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews said a toaster sparked the electrical fire and caused minimal damage to the kitchen. He said a neighbor called dispatch after seeing the fire through the window. No one was home at the time. Marry Anderson owns the home.

  • Have you met ... Sherry Stamper

    For years, Sherry Stamper was haunted by something she saw during her first home visit when she worked as a school nurse in her hometown of Hazard, Ky.

    It was more than the filth that permeated the home – and the vision of a baby crawling through that filth, putting into its mouth old potato peels and anything else it found on the floor.

  • Fancy Farm turns up the heat in Kentucky political campaigns

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday at the Fancy Farm Picnic spoke about his trip to the Middle East and drew the ire of his opponents, who criticized the governor for not talking about state issues.

  • Marlette enters plea in assault

    David N. Marlette, 29, of Ghent pleaded guilty to fourth degree assault Thursday in Carroll County District Court, with Judge Elizabeth Chandler presiding. He was sentenced to two years of probation on the Class A misdemeanor, with the condition that if he violates his probation he would serve 365 days in jail. He may have no unlawful contact with the victim and also must pay restitution and medical bills.

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  • Board of Ed OKs tax hike to hold revenue

    Carroll County Board of Education members found themselves between a rock and a hard place Monday night as they gathered to set the 2011-12 tax rate.

    At a special-called meeting, board members learned that a sharp decline in the value of inventory held by businesses in the county could translate into less money coming into their coffers.

  • Manslaughter, fetal homicide charges against King dropped

    Felony charges were dropped Monday in the case involving a 2007 motorcycle crash in Shively that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child.

  • Smoke-free laws don’t harm the economy

    By ANN BLACKFORD

    UK College of Nursing

    In a recent study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Ellen Hahn, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Mark Pyles, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, found smoke-free legislation does not negatively influence local economies in either rural or urban communities.

    This is true regardless of whether the law is enacted at the state or local level, the study showed.

  • Program teaches how to create rain gardens

    The Carroll County Extension Service is offering several programs that will be of interest to local residents.

    There are other programs offered in the region too, that residents may want to attend.

    On Aug. 10, a special program, “Resi-dential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service office in Covington.