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Today's News

  • A brief history of our nation’s holiday

    If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, it’s possible that the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals this week would not be the turkey.

    While he did not actually recommend it replace the eagle as a symbol of our nation, he did, in a letter to his daughter, believe that the turkey’s qualities were more virtuous.  He called it “a true original of America” and “a bird of courage.”

  • Conference provides inspiration and ideas

    As I was sitting in my chair among hundreds of other audience members on Nov.14 at The Northern Kentucky Convention Center, I witnessed a plan being unveiled to tackle the heroin epidemic in the Northern Kentucky region. During the next hour and a half, I was so inspired by the efforts of individuals who have the same goals and aspirations for their larger communities, as I do for my small community – to simply stop the heroin epidemic in its tracks.

  • Cable resigns, sheriff looking to hire

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire a new deputy with previous police experience.

    Clay Cable resigned as deputy Nov. 15.

    “I resigned because of political reasons,” he said, referring to his bid for Carroll County judge-executive. “I need to spend more time on my campaign and visit the people. I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and May.”

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman confirmed Cable’s resignation.

  • James Burgin appointed as new Prestonville City Commissioner

    After two failed attempts last month, Prestonville City Commission appointed James Burgin as its member during a Nov. 18 meeting.

    During the Oct. 21 meeting, Mayor Billy Walker read a resignation letter from Commissioner Rae Stevens. Nominations were made at this meeting and a special meeting called a week later. Both times commission votes on Gail Collins and James McArter ended in a tie and no one was appointed.

    Another vote Nov. 18 also ended with a stalemate when the same two were nominated.

  • Thomas arrested for child pornography

    A Carrollton man was arrested Monday, Nov. 25, for possession of child pornography.

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 5, Cody Allen Thomas, 23, was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of said matter. Both are Class D felonies.

    The release said KSP obtained a warrant to search Thomas’s home on Seventh Street, which led investigators to the discovery of a computer with more than 100 videos allegedly depicting child pornography.

  • Audit shows district cash balance increases

    Carroll County Schools cash revenue was up about $1 million during fiscal year 2013, according to a recent audit performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. 

    Jerilyn Zapp presented the results of the audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, to the Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 21. 

  • Council OKs 911 ordinance on committee membership

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to change the membership of the E-911 dispatch commission at its meeting Monday night.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the E-911 dispatch commission met Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson made a motion to change the membership of the commission. 

  • Candidates beginning to file for elections

    The race has begun for some candidates with an eye on the 2014 local Primary Election on Tuesday, May 20.

    All county and city offices will be up for grabs next year. 

    In the Primary, voters will decide along partisan lines which candidates will move on to the General Election in November. So far, all candidates who have filed are Democrats. If no Republicans file for any of these offices, the Democrats who win in the Primary will run unopposed on Nov. 4.

  • Ghent man injured in Saturday shooting

    A Ghent man was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, at University of Louisville Hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

    Trooper Brad Arterburn, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, said Alan Martin, 30, was shot late Saturday night, Nov. 23, at 94 Kinman Lane, just east of the intersection of Hwy. 47 and Bucks Run Road.

  • Public Records – Nov. 19-20

    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.

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