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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court | March 27, 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 Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Prestonville to reinstall park sign, evaluate Wi-Fi

    The City of Prestonville voted at their commission meeting March 18 to return the city park sign to the park site.

    The sign was removed on the request of Billy Walker Sr., who believed the wording on the sign was illegal due to the fact that the sign contained the names of the previous commissioners. He expressed his concern and said, “90 percent of the people [who built the park] were kin folk” of those same city officials. 

  • New Ghent city park needs lot

    Parking issues at Ghent’s newest city park raised some debate among commissioners during a special meeting Monday, March 18.

    Mayor William Mumphrey informed the commissioners that the city is obligated to provide parking specifically for the new Clayton Arney Memorial Park, which is located off Fishing Street on a hill that overlooks the boat ramp owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Prepping for Prom
  • City increases spending on fireworks

    The city of Carrollton will increase the amount of money it spends on fireworks this year from $12,500 last year to $15,500. The second annual Fourth of July celebration will be held July 4 at Point Park.

    The 2013 Fourth of July budget is $23,200; last year’s was $23,094.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said he has put $25,000 in next fiscal year’s budget for the event. However, 50 percent of the bill needs to be paid by April 15. As a result, this year’s fiscal court budget will need to be amended.

  • New warning siren will be installed near high school

    Two local boards that focus on public safety joined forces this month to fund a new Community Outdoor Warning System on the Carroll County High School campus.

    In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Month, the Dow Corning/PMC Organometallix Community Advisory Panel and Carroll County Emergency Planning Committee each are paying for half of the $17,015 for the new warning siren, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said in a Monday interview.

  • Readers on vacation | March 20, 2013
  • Retired teacher host guests at March meeting

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met March 15 at Pat’s  Place, where they enjoyed a lunch prepared by Donna Parish.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of March 20, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, March 20: Nutrition with Grace Angotti, 10:30 a.m.; Mayor for Meals, 11 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 21: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 22: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 25: Easter bingo with refreshaments, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 26: Sweet tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of March 20, 2013

    Wednesday, March 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; artist reception, Melanie Lewis, photographs nature in all its glories and seasons, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, March 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; photo shop, 10 a.m.-noon.