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Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of April 27, 2011

    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, April 20 and 21, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Downtown market analysis seeks public input

    Carrollton City Council has contracted with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to conduct a downtown market analysis.

    NKADD is working closely with the Carrollton Main Street Program and the Downtown Revitalization Committee on the study.

  • Boys’ tennis loses to Shelby County, 2-3

    Carroll County fell 2-3 at home to Shelby County Tuesday April 19. Head coach Juan Fernandez said his team is not playing at its full potential. “We can blame the lack of practice due to the weather (and) the changes due to players leaving, but ultimately it’s our fault,” he said. “Some matches we have lost that we should not (have) lost due to the lack of confidence. We play the first few games, and we get behind and ultimately we just give up.”

  • First reading approved for 2011-12 fiscal year city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the 2011-2012 fiscal year city budget Monday night. The second reading will be held at the next meeting, May 9.

    The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. In the general fund, the balance forward from the current fiscal year to next is estimated at almost $1.5 million and the total estimated revenue is about $5.4 million for a total of $6,891,153. The total estimated appropriations for the general fund is $5,677,499, leaving an estimated $1,213,654 at the end of the fiscal year.

  • CAC scholar
  • Readers on vacation - April 27, 2011
  • Educators learn ‘Denver Thinking Strategies’ at conference

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Carroll County teachers and administrators are actively engaged in getting students more involved in their own learning by applying reading comprehension strategies to all learning.

  • Drainage issue hot topic at board of ed

    With much of Carroll County battling flooding and road closings, a potential water hazard was also a topic of discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting.

    A pond built to improve a drainage problem that has long been present between Cartmell Elementary and the high school recently began filling up due to all the rain and a pump was required to empty it. Board member Tommy Unker questioned not only the amount of water being held in the pond but the security of it as well. 

  • ‘Friendly’ approach touted for Sprint Cup

    Carroll County’s Sprint Cup committee continues to prepare for a community event scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 before the Sprint Cup Race weekend for both locals and visitors to enjoy.

    Mike Cooper, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, and Hank Phillips, deputy commissioner, attended the monthly meeting offering their ideas for what may work over Sprint Cup weekend. Kentucky Speedway Account Executive Jesse Harris also attended the meeting.

  • 2011 Prom Court