Today's News

  • Regret: A road map

    Nothing is so bewildering as the failure of good intentions.

    You know the routine. Opportunities that seem so logical and advantageous at the time begin to melt and rot under closer inspection. Peel a few more layers and you see signs of impulsiveness and selfishness. Then the consequences set in. As if the lingering harm of bad decisions is not enough, there is the “Why? Why? Why?” we take to bed at night. Whether you measure regret in ounces or pounds, there is nothing to compare to its weight.

  • State auditor finds no fault in doctorate payment

    A special examination by state Auditor Adam Edelen’s office found no wrong doing for Carroll County Board of Education’s payment for Superintendent Lisa James’ doctoral program. An anonymous phone call prompted the investigation.

    The board of education paid $35,461 for James to participate in the first class of a new Executive Doctoral Program, created by Northern Kentucky University, which included a trip to Finland.

  • Carroll County District Court | July 17, 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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 3-4, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.


  • 4-H well represented at statewide event

    How much excitement can a 4-H agent have? Shooting sports is up and going great. If your child has signed up for shooting sports but has not been contacted, please call the Extension office and get the information. 

    Saturday was a great day at the State Communications Day at the University of Kentucky. Carroll County had four members who attended the competition, and all four received blue ribbons. It is an honor to make it to state, but to receive a blue ribbon at state is a wonderful accomplishment.

  • Rain can increase problem insects

    Several insects thrive and arrive after prolonged rains.  Expect an increase in accidental invaders, including spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs/pillbugs, gnats, and springtails that enter structures in response to high water or extend their of activity because of humidity and dampness.

  • Childhood obesity can have long-term health effects

    In the past 30 years the number of obese children has tripled.

    Children become overweight when they do not get enough activity for the amount of calories they eat and eat foods that are not as healthy.  Unfort-unately, being obese will affect children’s short and long term health. As a parent, it is up to you to help your children eat healthy and get enough exercise so they can maintain a healthy weight.

    Here are some immediate effects of obesity for children:

  • Wet conditions cause tobacco crop damage

    Heavy precipitation in Carroll County was the culprit, not only for canceling a number of outdoor activities, but also for harming some of the area’s tobacco crop.

    Wilting plants is typically associated with not having enough water. However with tobacco, wilt is caused by the lack of water taken up by the roots because of oversaturation, Carroll County Extension Agent Christin Herbst said. This process is called “drowning tobacco” or “wet feet.”

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  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of July 10, 2013

    During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to Carroll County Public Library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call (502) 732-7020


    Wednesday, July 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba! 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 10, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, call Center Manager Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com


    Wednesday, July 10: Rummy tournament, with donuts and coffee, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, July 11: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, July 12: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, various water additives and samples, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 15: Learn something new, Trivia, 11 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.