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Today's News

  • New regulations gift cards will protect consumers

    Did you receive a “gift card” for Christmas this year? If so, your card is one of around $100 billion gift cards given yearly.

    Gift cards have increased yearly since they were first introduced, but many are never used. As one study showed, “27 percent of people receiving gift cards had not used them nearly a year later.” In 2006, $8 billion worth of gift cards were never used.

  • Panthers win one, drop two in Jackson Co. tournament

    The Panthers picked up a victory, but fell in two close match-ups, taking fourth place in the PRTC Holiday Classic in Jackson County.

    Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought the players grew together as a team and was proud that they were competitive in each of the games.

  • County swearing-in ceremony
  • Lady Panthers take Lady Blackcats Tournament title

    While other students were spending their Christmas break sleeping in and watching television, the girls’ basketball team spent at least part of the break winning a championship.

    The Lady Panthers won four games in three days to win the Lady Blackcats Holiday Tournament in Prestonsburg, Ky.

    “It was an excellent trip for us,” head coach Randy Mefford said. “We played very well throughout the tournament.”

  • Lawmakers face challenges in 2011

    Although the economy has weathered some of its toughest years since the Great Depression, there has been one bright spot for Kentucky: Agriculture.  The new year, in fact, may just bring a new record with it.

    If all goes well, farm receipts could top $5 billion in 2011, or a billion dollars more than just several years ago.

  • Plan to stash extra cash since it won’t go into Social Security

    Have you ever received what appears to be good news, but then start wondering if it really is after you have a chance to start processing it.

    That’s how I felt recently when my company’s human resources department sent us all a note telling us that we would be paying less Social Security tax in 2011.

    Who wouldn’t want to pay less in taxes?

  • Abramson set to speak at CCCDC annual meeting

    Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • District Court Dec. 29, 2010

    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, Dec. 29, 2010, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

    FELONY

  • RV park on Liter property tops new mayor’s agenda

    Walking into the mayor’s office Monday, a new, yet familiar, face sat behind the desk. Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry formally added a new title to his resume: Carrollton mayor.

    On his first morning in the office, McMurry completed the typical “first day” assignments, such as setting up his new e-mail account and visiting with people, letting them know he was there.

  • Top stories include bridge progress, Nextel Sprint Cup race, drownings

    2010 was a year packed full of news. The staff of The News-Democrat has compiled this list of the top 10 stories from the year. Last week, the top story — progress on Carrollton’s riverfront — was featured. This week, we take a look back at the year that was, with stories in order by date.

    Jan. 13 issue