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Today's News

  • Stink bugs found locally are beneficial for the garden

    A lot of the time, stink bugs get a bad rap, and many producers associate this type of insect as one that is difficult to manage.  While some stink bugs found in Ken-tucky are indeed very harmful to agriculture production, there are some that are quite beneficial.
    So, what is a stink bug and why do we call it that?
    Stink bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts and are in the order Hemiptera, which also includes assassin bugs and plant bugs.  

  • Join the 2014 ‘Plate it Up Kentucky Proud Challenge’

    Are you enjoying all our fresh ripe summer produce available in Carroll County?
    If so, I invite you to participate in a special challenge being conducted from Aug. 1-31 by the Northern Kentucky and Louisville area Family and Con-sumer Sciences Extension.  
    We are asking you to track your fruit and veggie intake for seven consecutive days, make a “Plate it Up” Kentucky Proud recipe with local produce available and tell us what you think of it.
    I have more than 50 excellent Kentucky Proud recipes available in my office for your selection.

  • Help needed for Operation Prom Dress

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    For five years, Operation Prom Dress has helped outfit more than 200 girls for their high school proms, winter formals or other big events, providing dresses, shoes, makeup and jewelry – all for free. Now, the local organization needs help from the community to keep it going.

  • State police investigating theft attempts, including in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating five known instances of attempted theft from convenience stores and gas stations in a three county area.
    Three of the alleged attempts were in Carroll County, while KSP reports one each in Trimble and Owen counties, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
    In each occurrence, police say an unknown male either calls the store or enters the store in person requesting information from the clerks about the store’s owners and/or managers.  

  • 16U wins Illinois tourney
  • 9U league, tourney champs
  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 31, 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
    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Goshen man sentenced to 15 years

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • Bus routes announced for 2014-2015 school year

    Editorial note: Due to an error, the bus routes for the upcoming school year are being re-run to correct those published in the July 28 special edition.

  • Correction | July 31, 2014

    Quotes attributed to Vicki Kemper in the article in the July 24, 2014 issue of The News-Democrat on an $87,000 grant to Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission are not hers. Kemper is no longer employed by the agency. The comments were included in a news release submitted by NKCAC.
    Though the editorial staff at The News-Democrat strives for accuracy at all times, errors do occasionally occur.