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Today's News

  • Local meat processing facility will decrease travel times for farmers, boost area food movement

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Although groundbreaking ceremonies were held last week for a new regional multi-species meat processing facility for area farmers, it may be several months before Trackside Butcher Shoppe is open for business.

    Co-owners Chris Wright and John Edwards said progress on construction of the facility will depend a lot on the weather this winter.

  • Aguazul, Dermon named to NCKC team

    Guillermo Aguazul and Haley Dermon were named to the NCKC All-Conference Team. The meet was held Oct. 14, at Walton-Verona. Walton-Verona had the best team scores for both boys and girls.

  • Tips for cattle producers

    Here are some timely tips to think about as cattle producers:

    Spring-calving Herds

    If you have already done a pre-weaning working, revaccinate (booster) calves as needed. Treat calves for internal and external parasites. If vaccinating calves yourself, be sure to store, handle and administer vaccines properly.

    Schedule a pregnancy examination of cows if not done previously. Winter feeding costs can be minimized by eliminating open cows prior to winterfeeding. 

    Wean calves before cows lose body condition.

  • 2015 Little Rookies sign up

    Registration for Parks and Recreation Little Rookies basketball will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27-Nov. 7, Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the third floor of the courthouse. Forms also can be mailed with payment before deadline to 440 Main Street, Carrollton, Ky., 41008. Forms also can be faxed to (502) 732-7033 and payment mailed.

    Children ages 3-5 as of Jan. 1, 2015, will be in the lower league, while children 6 through second grade will be in the upper league.

  • Trimble Co. ‘Good Samaritan’ dies

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Oct. 23, 2014

    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

  • Walker wants to finish projects

    Prestonville Mayor Billy Walker is seeking election to his first full term in the city’s top job. 

    Under his leadership during the past 18 months, Walker said he has seen growth in Prestonville, but said he “would like to continue to do more.”

  • Moore seeks to bring ‘change’

    Chris Moore is ready for another shot as mayor of Prestonville, saying he believes the people are ready for a change. 

    “I feel I did a good job last time,” Moore said. Based on the requests from some of the voters, he believes they must also feel that way. “A few people have come and asked me to run,” Moore said. 

  • Ghent must change ways to prosper, Browning says

    Ghent mayoral candidate Karen Browning says it is time for a change.

    “Ghent is on the cusp of progressing to a new level,” Browning said.  “We need to solidify our city government.”

    “City government needs to evolve to a more business-like atmosphere,” said Browning. “The general record keeping is not being given its due diligence.”

  • Mumphrey eyes another term to continue work

    William Mumphrey is seeking another term as mayor saying he wants to continue improving the future of the City of Ghent.

    “I am talking about having a good quality of life for the citizens of Ghent,” Mumphrey said. “There has been much accomplished during my eight years but much more to get done. Another four years will finish some of the projects I want going.”

    Mumphrey said it usually comes down to the math. What do the numbers tell us about where the city is and what does the city want to get done.