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Today's News

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  • Need help with heating bills? Help is available

    With temperatures falling into the negative digits, virtually no one wants to be outside unless absolutely necessary. But just imagine if the inside of your home did not provide much relief from the bitter cold.

    Residents throughout the county are faced with this very problem. Sometimes residents may fall behind on their bill payments and have their utilities shut off. Other times, renters may be at the mercy of landlords who do not fix or provide adequate heating.

  • Wheeler plans new events, projects to get visitors to area

    Misty Wheeler is busy getting ready for the year of activities ahead as the new executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Commission.

    Wheeler’s been on the job since Nov. 18 and spent her first month working with former executive director Rhonda Riley, who left to work at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home with her husband.

    “Rhonda did a great job. I hope I can follow in her footsteps,” Wheeler said in a Jan. 2 interview.

  • Legislative Preview: A guide to the top issues facing state lawmakers

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Tuesday, facing the usual trouble: Not enough money is coming in to pay for the services Kentuckians want, and there’s no political appetite to raise taxes, especially not in an election year.

  • Carroll County District Court | Jan. 9, 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.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    CIVIL

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Jan. 9, 2014

    Wednesday, Jan. 8

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 9

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • A new year brings hope, much like faith in God

    At the start of each year, it is a custom to make a myriad of resolutions and goals that we hope to achieve by the time the year ends.

  • Carroll boys finish in fourth in NAS Classic tourney

    North American Stainless Classic hosts Carroll County hoped to go undefeated and win its tournament championship. But after a huge first-round win over Calvary Christian, the Panthers stumbled against Spencer County and Henry County to finish in fourth place.

    Thursday: Carroll County defeated Calvary Christian, 69-20

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Jan. 9, 2014

    For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, Jan. 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, “Despicable Me 2,” 2 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Jan. 9, 2014

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

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: All day, deuce’s wild rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Stacey with Congressman Thomas Massie’s office to discuss services available for seniors, 11:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.